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, firstname.lastname@example.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.