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State Transportation Funding Plan Is Big On Biking

Governor Patrick is finally taking on the state’s transportation crisis in the upcoming legislative session. With the state’s ambitious mode shift goals and GreenDOT Implementation Plan both strongly supportive of biking and walking, we were anxiously waiting to see if the Governor’s funding proposal reflected these priorities. In other words, would the state put its […]

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Year-End Recap: 2012 Was Huge

We had big plans for 2012, and we made them happen, but 2012 turned out to be an even bigger year for MassBike than we had imagined. We led the state in bicyclist advocacy on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, celebrated our 35th year of advocacy, supported dozens of bicycle events around the state, and […]

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MassBike Speaks Up In The Transportation Conversations

Beginning in September, MassDOT has held a series of “conversations” all over the state to hear what the public has to say about the future of transportation in Massachusetts. MassBike has been working hard to “get out the vote” for bicycling (so to speak) by sending targeted emails to our supporters who live in the […]

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MassBike Introduces Multilingual Bicycle Safety Guides

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 […]

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DCR Gets It Right – With A Little Help From Advocates

We are pleased to declare victory for bicyclists on two separate but related roadway access issues, on the Alewife Brook Parkway on the Arlington-Cambridge-Somerville line, and on the Mystic Valley Parkway in Arlington. In late August, we discovered what appeared to be preliminary striping for very narrow shoulders and very wide travel lanes on the […]

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Public Health Commissioner Resigns, Biking And Walking Lose A Champion

Most people have heard of the drug testing scandal that emerged out of the state crime lab a few weeks ago. The head of the state Department of Public Health, Commissioner John Auerbach, resigned in its wake. Unfortunately, the situation has implications for biking and walking in Massachusetts, because Commissioner Auerbach was one of our […]

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On-Street Bike Parking = Awesome!

I saw this in Kendall Square, Cambridge, on my commute recently:   What an awesome sight! I’ve seen similar on-street bike parking in Boston, Somerville, and even suburban Lexington. Why do we think this is so great? Several reasons: It increases the number of bike racks dramatically and quickly It uses existing space (usually a […]

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Featured Event: “Circle The City” This Sunday

Join us in Franklin Park in Boston this Sunday, June 24th, for the first Circle The City event. Visit our booth for bicycling safety information, memberships, maps, and the latest MassBike merchandise. And park you bike in our free valet bike parking, sponsored by the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness! Free activities for all […]

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Vulnerable Road Users Bill In Limbo

We are sorry to report that our Vulnerable Road Users Bill was effectively killed Friday by the Joint Committee on Transportation. The committee voted to send the bill “to study”, which puts it in a limbo from which it is unlikely to emerge. While the outlook is not good for moving the bill forward in […]

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Redbones Bike Party: New Date June 11th

The 16th annual Redbones Bike Party and Benefit is just around the corner! Come enjoy BBQ, beer, bikes and an amazing raffle, benefiting MassBike and NEMBA. We’re expecting rain on the original date, so we’re changing to the rain date! When: June 11th from 5-9pm NEW DATE! Where: In front of Redbones, 55 Chester st. […]

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