MassBike Speaking Up For Bicyclists In Your Community

Here are some of the public meetings we’ve participated in recently to make sure bicyclist needs are included in transportation projects around the state.

Amesbury: Whittier Bridge (total bridge replacement, but MassDOT had not considered the need for bicyclists to get safely across the Merrimack River)

Allston: River Street and Western Avenue Bridges (these critical connections between Boston and Cambridge must include bicycle facilities, and maintain safe bicycle and pedestrian access during construction – also an opportunity to fix the dangerously narrow section of the Charles River path near River Street)

Cambridge: Anderson Memorial Bridge (this vital commuter link between Harvard Square and Allston must include bicycle facilities, and maintain safe bicycle and pedestrian access during construction)

Boston: South Bay Harbor Trail (this path from Ruggles to the Fort Point Channel area is a fantastic opportunity to get more people in the city biking and walking, but the design has some potential safety issues that could be improved)

Need help representing bicyclist interests in a project near you, or want to request that MassBike attend a meeting? Contact David Watson, david@massbike.org or 617-542-2453. While we don’t have the resources to take an active role in every project, we’re always happy to talk with you and see if there is a way we can help.

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One Response to MassBike Speaking Up For Bicyclists In Your Community

  1. JJ February 23, 2010 at 4:06 am #

    Probably the wrong place to ask, but do you guys have any idea what happened to the proposed bike lane on Comm Ave from Kenmore Square to the public garden? In 2008, the city said it was coming in 2009. In 2009, they presented the final plans, but did nothing. Why the delays?