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From Capitol Hill: Biking Dodges Bullet In Latest Extension

Our national partners reported late last week that the US House of Representatives passed yet another extension of the current transportation legislation SAFETEA-LU. Whereas past extensions have been passed at the midnight hour, this one preemptively extends the expiration date from July 1 to September 30. The primary reason for this extension is to give […]

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The Bike/Walk Summit Needs Your Stories

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about a story contest to help us make the case for biking to our elected officials. This is a reminder that the deadline for story submission is coming up this Friday, April 27. The stories will be judged based on the strength of the emotional appeal to supporting […]

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Grant Awarded To Transform Communities Around The State

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently awarded MassBike funding through the Community Transformation Grant, which promotes active living in eight counties outside of the Boston area (see map below). We at MassBike are excited to have this great opportunity to serve communities around the state, and look forward to leveraging this expanded capacity to […]

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From The Bay State To Capitol Hill

It was a whirlwind trip of conferencing, networking, and lobbying before packing back up and heading back north, but we managed to do it! A big thanks goes out to the folks who took the time to come down to Capitol Hill for the National Bike Summit – as usual, we couldn’t have done it […]

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Submit Your Awesome Bike Story

A big part of advocacy is explaining to our elected officials why biking and walking is important in our communities. The numbers are easy to come up with – just look at this slick infographic created by Bikes Belong. What we need, though, are the personal stories about the difference that biking has made in […]

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Progress In DC, But Battle Continues: Virtual Lobby Day Thursday!

Join us on Thursday for a Virtual Lobby Day: While we are visiting Congress in person, we need you to call and email your support for bicycling! Our first two Virtual Lobby Days in 2010 and 2011 were great successes, flooding our Congressional offices with calls and emails.  Stay tuned for more details…. If you’ve […]

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And The Survey Says…

Thanks to everyone who filled out our 2012 General Survey! We got 220 respondents (not too bad, but of course we always want more), and 25 of them won vintage 30th Anniversary t-shirts for their time. It was split almost evenly between dues-paying MassBike members and others in the greater MassBike community. There was a […]

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A Little Good News From Capitol Hill

If you’ve been keeping track of our blog, then you know that right now the US House and Senate are moving full steam ahead with a federal transportation bill. While advocates in the biking and walking community aren’t crazy about the Senate bill, it is vastly better than the highly ideological House version (deemed by […]

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Action Alert: Contact Your Senators TODAY

We told you late last week that the crisis in federal transportation funding was only getting worse, and to stay tuned for an Action Alert. This is it. The consensus among advocacy groups, like the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Transportation for America and MassBike, is that there is no chance for salvaging the House […]

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Last Chance To Win A T-Shirt!

A few weeks ago we posted about a really important survey that we would like our organization’s stakeholders to fill out. As we plan for 2012 and beyond, we are looking for your input about our advocacy priorities and some information on who you are. This is our last notice! Please take five minutes and […]

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