Building local interest and support of a bicycle initiative is crucial to seeing it through to completion. Over our 35 years of work, we have seen a variety of bicycle projects undertaken – some of them have been smoother than others. Time and again, we see a common problem being inadequate communication to community stakeholders, or even identifying community stakeholders, until too far along in the process.
As another aspect of expanding local capacity through the Bikeable Communities Program, MassBike is offering Bicycle Planning Assistance to municipalities interested in starting work on a bicycle project. We can help with the following areas:
- Identifying stakeholders and potential project champions;
- Developing a communications strategy;
- Organizing public forums and project presentations;
- Synthesizing outreach findings into a report of opportunities and issues.
If you would like to find out more about how we could help with bicycle planning, please email Services@MassBike.org.