Today at the Moving Together bicycle and pedestrian conference in Boston, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) introduced new versions of its most popular educational publications in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, and Haitian-Creole. Arabic and Portuguese versions will follow shortly. The new materials are:
- “Go By Bike: A Guide to Bicycling in Massachusetts”, filled with valuable information on how to ride safely and legally in traffic;
- “Go By Bike: A Parent’s Guide to Bike Safety”, helping parents teach their young riders the basics of safe biking; and
- “Same Roads, Same Rules” spoke cards, with key tips for bicyclists and motorists to interact more safely.
This marks the first time bicycle safety educational materials have been available in Massachusetts in such a wide range of languages.
MassBike works with bicyclists and communities statewide to make bicycling safer and more convenient, and we are pleased to provide educational resources that better reflect the diversity of our state. “The rapidly increasing popularity of bicycling, combined with MassDOT’s recently announced mode shift goal to triple biking in Massachusetts, highlights the need to make bike safety information available to motorists and bicyclists for whom English may not be their primary language,” said David Watson, MassBike Executive Director.
All the new materials will be available for download free-of-charge on our Publications web page, and in print at all events where MassBike has a booth. For larger quantities, contact us. If there are other languages you would like to see, please let us know.
MassBike gratefully acknowledges the hard work of our volunteers, without whom this project would not have been possible:
Project Manager/Intern: Chinh Bui