Safety Program Helps Cyclists Across Massachusetts

MassBike is in its first year of working with the MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program to make cities and towns across Massachusetts safer for cycling. This initiative is part of the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) developed to reduce serious injuries and fatalities. The program requires collecting and using data […]

Bicycling and Economic Development in Sharon

Sometimes bicycling safety initiatives come from unexpected places. In Sharon, a town south and west of Boston, MassDOT’s South Coast Rail Technical Assistance grant might help build bike lanes. The grant is part of the South Coast Rail project. According to the website, this project will link South Station with the south coast of Massachusetts […]

Action Alert: Protect Bicycle Commuter Benefits

MassBike joins the League of American Bicyclists in asking you to contact your U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators and request that they co-sponsor The Commuter Parity Act and The Commuter Benefits Equity Act. These bills ensure that ALL commuters – including bicyclists – receive benefits. We need this now because transit benefits fell to $130 […]

Transit Roundup

In the last few weeks, we have seen a lot of news focused on Boston-area public transit. In addition to the West Station announcement, reports about weekend Commuter Rail options, a new Silver Line route, and updated Green Line Extension dates have all come out. Here’s the roundup: Weekend Commuter Rail service is returning on […]

Action Alert: Vote No on Question 1

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Question 1 ballot measure in the upcoming election. We want to tell you about what Question 1 would do,  what that would mean for you, and why we are supporting a NO vote on Question 1. Question 1 would eliminate the gas tax indexing law and put at […]

West Station Is Approaching

Today Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that West Station construction will be part of the Allston I-90 Interchange Improvement Project. This new Commuter Rail station in Allston will be partially funded by Harvard, which owns the surrounding land. Also at the announcement were Senator William Brownsberger, sponsor […]

The Different Safe Routes to School

Everyone in Massachusetts should have the option to ride his or her bike safely. This is especially true for young, school-aged riders. The benefits of getting kids on bikes are big: healthier kids, less air pollution, and a larger cycling community that can encourage infrastructure changes such as new bike lanes or paths. But one […]

Action Alert: Help Create a People’s Pike

Thursday, September 18, come to the public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment, which will rebuild the Pike and Cambridge Street in Allston. A strong cyclist presence at the meeting means a strong voice for a new “People’s Pike” built with all users, including local cyclists, in mind. Come to the meeting and let MassDOT […]

Foxx Announces New Initiative at Pro Walk/Pro Bike

At Pro Walk/Pro Bike today, Secretary Anthony Foxx of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a new USDOT national bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative to Close gaps in bicycle and pedestrian networks, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety assessments in every state. Recently in Quincy, MassBike and WalkBoston led one of […]

Will Beer for Bike

You may have heard about how The People’s Pint was supporting bicycling in general and MassBike specifically back in June. Last week we had a chance to enjoy the beer along with the support during a Training Wheels tasting at the Craft Beer Cellar in Newton. At the tasting a steady stream of people came […]