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Finding Marie Antoinette in Plainville

A Route 1 Bike Lane Puts 20th Century Policy in a 21st Century Lens By Richard Fries, Executive Director Like many cyclists, I’m also a motorist. Our family of five gets by fine with just a 2006 Subaru which comes in handy for hauling things about the suburbs. Whenever I find myself idling in traffic alongside […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

Are We Getting Bikes to Everybody?  By Richard Fries, Executive Director I’m going to make a hideous assumption here that many of you readers actually drive through the Boston metro area on occasion. So the next time you are stuck in traffic on the Zakim Bridge, itself an architectural accent to the Boston skyline, look […]

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LAB Releases Latest Bicycle Friendly State Rankings

Mass Makes Great Leap Forward to Fourth Overall By LAUREN LeCLAIRE, MassBike Communications Coordinator BOSTON (May 11, 2015) – The League of American Bicyclists released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking with Massachusetts on its way to the top of the charts. Now in the top five in the country, Massachusetts jumped from number 10 to […]

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On Canada and “Common Sense”

By RICHARD FRIES As I pedaled onto the two-lane highway the onus of my actions gathered like a thunder cloud. On that summer day in 1995 I had brought my wife along with me on a tour of Nova Scotia. We had ridden out of Halifax for a day of touring and lighthouses and sea […]

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MassBike Bills Receive Substantial Sponsors

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (“MassBike”) is deeply appreciative of each of the state legislators that sponsored bills to make our roadways safer and more convenient for bicyclists. As the newly appointed executive director of MassBike I want to acknowledge and thank them for showing the political courage to support cycling and cyclists in Massachusetts. Please […]

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Action Alert: Help MassBike Get Sponsors For New Bike Safety Bills!

This month marks the start of a new two-year session in the Massachusetts Legislature, and MassBike has filed two bills designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable road users. MassBike’s bills are the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users” and the “Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes.” Thanks to Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative […]

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Your Support Helps Advocates

Today is Giving Tuesday. As you plan your year-end giving, remember how you help bike advocates when you give to MassBike. This year during the Bike/Walk Summit, advocates held 22 meetings with elected leaders, and that led to funding for infrastructure. We couldn’t hold the Bike/Walk Summit without supporters like you!    Click here to […]

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Action Alert: Protect Bicycle Commuter Benefits

MassBike joins the League of American Bicyclists in asking you to contact your U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators and request that they co-sponsor The Commuter Parity Act and The Commuter Benefits Equity Act. These bills ensure that ALL commuters – including bicyclists – receive benefits. We need this now because transit benefits fell to $130 […]

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Action Alert: Vote No on Question 1

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Question 1 ballot measure in the upcoming election. We want to tell you about what Question 1 would do,  what that would mean for you, and why we are supporting a NO vote on Question 1. Question 1 would eliminate the gas tax indexing law and put at […]

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Action Alert: Help Create a People’s Pike

Thursday, September 18, come to the public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment, which will rebuild the Pike and Cambridge Street in Allston. A strong cyclist presence at the meeting means a strong voice for a new “People’s Pike” built with all users, including local cyclists, in mind. Come to the meeting and let MassDOT […]

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