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Action Alert: Vulnerable Road Users Bill May Die In Committee

This is it. On June 1st, our Vulnerable Road Users bill will die in the Joint Committee on Transportation unless we can convince the committee to report it out. We’re not the only ones who think this bill is needed to protect bicyclists and pedestrians – many of you have voiced your support and so […]

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Action Alert: Last Chance To Influence Congress?

A small group of House and Senate leaders (including our own Representative Ed Markey) are still negotiating on the final transportation bill right now. The window is closing fast on our last real chance to impact the bill. It’s all in their hands—whether or not local communities will have access to funds to build biking […]

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Massachusetts Rises To 3rd In National List Of Bicycle-Friendly States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2012 CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office (617) 973-8472 David Watson, MassBike (617) 542-2453 Massachusetts Rises to 3rd in National List of Bicycle-Friendly States The Commonwealth continues to improve its “Bike-Friendliness” ranking from League of American Bicyclists Boston – May 22, 2012 – In their recently-released annual ranking, the League of American […]

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Action Alert: Ask Congress To Protect Funding For Biking And Walking

We know this is a big ask, coming on the heels of this morning’s Action Alert for our Bike/Walk Summit, but we need your help again – this time at the federal level. Just two months ago, the Senate passed a transportation bill that included the Cardin-Cochran agreement. This bipartisan compromise would ensure that local […]

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Ride Of Silence Wednesday Night – Come Ride With Us

Join MassBike for the annual worldwide Ride of Silence honoring bicyclists killed or injured riding on public roads, and raising awareness among drivers to be more careful around bicyclists. We will gather in Seven Hills Park (behind Davis Square T Station) at 6:30pm to get organized. The ride will start at 7pm sharp. We will […]

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Small Victory For Vulnerable Road Users

Your calls and emails in response to our Action Alert made a difference. Thanks to all of you and our advocacy partners for getting the word out! While we did not get the bill out of the Joint Committee on Transportation, we did get an extension until June 1st. Between now and then, we will […]

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Motorist Takes Responsibility For Hitting MassBike Executive Director

Last September, I reported that a motorist had intentionally hit me while I was riding to work. Fortunately I was not hurt, but my bike was totaled. As the victim, I wish it had never happened, but as an advocate I decided to learn from the experience how the legal system works and whether it […]

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Action Alert: Call TODAY For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

We filed the Vulnerable Road Users bill in January 2011 as the next step in our ongoing legislative efforts to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable users of our roadways. The bill would increase fines for motorists who kill or injure vulnerable users, and would require road safety education and community service teaching others about interacting […]

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The Long View Of The Longfellow Bridge

MassDOT recently released the long-awaited Environmental Assessment for the Longfellow Bridge reconstruction project, which reveals the design MassDOT has chosen for the bridge. To its credit, MassDOT clearly listened to much of the input from the Longfellow Bridge Task Force (on which I served): As seen above, the outbound (Boston-to-Cambridge) side of the bridge as […]

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Situation Worsens In House

We reported last week that the House of Representatives was moving to eliminate critical federal funding for biking and walking. The situation in the House is even more dire than we thought. Today, the House releases its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Act. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on the bill […]

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