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Complete Streets Certification Program Funded – And More From The Healthy Transportation Compact

Big news this week when the Healthy Transportation Compact (HTC) met in Boston. At the meeting, MassDOT announced an initial investment of up to $5 million for the critical Complete Streets Certification Program. The program provides competitive funds to cities and towns to create streets that are safe and welcoming for all users. Led by […]

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Action Alert: Help Move Bill Before Legislative Session Ends!

We have a chance to move the bike lane protection bill forward this week! One of the bills we filed in the Massachusetts Legislature in January 2013 has a chance to move forward, but we need your help before midnight Thursday. The Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes (S 1640) protects bicyclists by prohibiting motor […]

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Same-Day Registration Available for BikeMass – You Can Still Ride!

No need to worry if you missed online pre-registration for this Saturday’s BikeMass event. You can register for all of the rides at NARA Park in Acton the day of the event, beginning 1 hour before the start time for each ride. $85 (100 miles), $70 (62 miles), $55 (30 miles) – all rides include great […]

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BikeMass Online Registration Ends At Midnight!

Advance registration for BikeMass ends tonight at midnight! Register Now Day-of-event registration will be available at NARA Park beginning 1 hour before the start of each ride. There is a $10 surcharge for day-of registration. The weather looks good, so why wait? Register today, save $10, and reserve your spot for a ride, Redbones, and […]

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ACTION ALERT: Save the Bike Lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard in Lowell

The City of Lowell is considering removing bike lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard less than a year after their installation. Last August, the city installed the bike lanes between Pawtucket Street and Arcand Drive, following recommendations made in the Lowell Downtown Evolution Plan. This was an important step towards making Lowell a more accommodating place for residents to ride bikes […]

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Path And Complete Streets Funding Moves Forward In MA Senate

The Massachusetts Senate took an important step toward increasing funding for bicycle and pedestrian paths and other infrastructure this week. The transportation bond bill was reported out of the Senate bonding committee, and is now in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. It is scheduled for a vote by the full Senate next week, where […]

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MassBike Responds To Snow Removal Controversy

UPDATE 2/19: Great news – MassBike is very pleased to announce that DCR has agreed to convene a meeting. Yesterday, Commissioner Jack Murray and I had a productive conversation about the need to address both snow removal and bicycle transportation policy. This is a very welcome step toward better aligning the needs of people who ride bikes […]

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14 Priorities For 2014

New year, new priorities. 2014 is going to be a busy year for MassBike. As we all know, there is a lot that we can do to make biking safer, more convenient, and more fun in the Bay State. But we’ve narrowed it down to a list of 14 priorities for 2014. Legislative Agenda – We […]

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MassBike Welcomes Two New Staff Members

MassBike is very pleased to introduce our two newest staff members, Charlotte Troy, Programs Director, and Nathaniel Fink, Communications and Outreach Manager. Charlotte comes to us with a background in urban planning and a focus on bicycle advocacy and alternative transportation systems. Her professional experience includes research and writing; program development, management, and evaluation; community outreach […]

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Give Me 2 Minutes!

Two minutes is all it takes to save lives and build healthier communities. If you already know that MassBike is working hard to make bicycling safer and more convenient for more people – no need to read further. Help us finish 2013 strong and prepare for the challenges of 2014 by making your most generous […]

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