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Action Alert UPDATE: Renewed Attack On Federal Bike Funding

UPDATED Wed., July 31st: According to The League of American Bicyclists, which has been monitoring the recent federal action, “House leadership has pulled the Transportation Appropriations bill from the floor. Debate and voting have been postponed until September.” The leadership most likely felt that they did not have enough votes on the bill to move forward. […]

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Action Alert Update: Save Transportation Alternatives

The response has been great since we issued the Action Alert yesterday afternoon. Many thanks to those of you who have already reported contacting Senator Warren and Senator Markey! If you have emailed or called one (or both) of Massachusetts’ Senators, please email action@massbike.org so we can keep track of who has been contacted. Thank […]

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Better Biking On The Vineyard With MassBike

Earlier in July, Programs Director Price and I (Kim) had the opportunity to tour Martha’s Vineyard (on bike—of course!) with some local planners and advocates, and to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Bicycle-Pedestrian Planning Advisory Committee (MVBPAC) meeting for the month of July. We were there to take a look at some of the gaps in […]

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Action Alert: Save Transportation Alternatives – Contact Your Senators TODAY!

This is happening TODAY, so we need you to take action right now! Just last year Congress passed a new transportation bill, MAP-21, that dismantled dedicated funding for biking and walking by combining Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School and Recreational Trails into one program and cutting the funding by 30%. This is money that […]

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Longfellow Bridge Construction Begins Amid Traffic Concerns

This week, MassDOT held the second public information meeting focused on the construction and traffic management plans for the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project. If you frequent the area, you may have noticed some of the preparatory work already in progress (in Charles Circle, in Kendall Square, and in front of the Museum of Science), and […]

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Springfield Youth Report On Bike Safety

Back in March, Programs Director Price Armstrong went to Renaissance High School to provide training to the students on how to undertake a Bikeability Assessment. The purpose of this project was to examine Carew Street as a pathway from the Liberty Heights neighborhood to the Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway. Last month, the students presented those […]

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Bike Safety Bills Hearing Report: What’s Next?

Our two bicyclist safety bills had their first hearing in the Joint Committee on Transportation on June 26th. In case you missed our Action Alert, the bills are:  The Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users (S1639) defines vulnerable users and puts more responsibility on motorists to be careful around bicyclists and pedestrians. (Click here for […]

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MassBike Members Save On Cycle For Shelter Ride

The 25th annual Cycle for Shelter charity ride will take place on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. The ride benefits Emmaus Inc. a non-profit that has been providing shelter, services and affordable housing to homeless men, women and children since 1985. Bicycing Magazine, considered the country’s leading cycling magazine, listed […]

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ACTION ALERT: Bike Safety Bills Need Your Support

In January, we filed two bills with the Massachusetts State Legislature, and we just found out that the bills are going to be heard in committee next Wednesday. We need your help to get these bills moving! The bills are:  The Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users (S 1639) adds protections to bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair […]

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Bicycling Community Supports the One Fund

MassBike is proud to join Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill and our partners from around the Boston bicycling community in announcing our support for “Two Wheels, One Fund,” a benefit to support The One Fund and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Next Thursday, May 16th, from 6pm to close, join MassBike for an […]

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