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MassBike Kicks Off New Police Training Campaign

MassBike has a long history of supporting police training to improve bicyclist safety. In fact, MassBike literally wrote the book on police training when it comes to bicycles, much of which is available on our website. Now the time has come to update our police training to reflect recent changes in the law and to […]

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Lights … Again!

Last month, we posted our annual Fall reminder about using lights at night. While many bicyclists are using lights and making visibility at night a priority, lots of people are still riding around in stealth mode, almost invisible. You’ve seen them too (or perhaps not!): People without any lights or reflectors; others with tiny, dim […]

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See And Be Seen: Get Some Lights!

I noticed a lot of people riding after dark last night without lights, so it seemed like a good time for our annual Fall reminder about bike lights. There is no debate about this – you need lights when riding at night – so the only thing you should be thinking about is which ones […]

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Globe Magazine Prints MassBike Response

Last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine included MassBike’s response to Doug Most’s misguided May 9th article. The article must have generated a huge response, because the Globe printed seven other letters in addition to mine, all but one of them pro-cyclist. See our original post about this article, and an unedited version of our letter here.

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Ask MassBike: Biking In Crosswalks

We get a lot of questions here at MassBike, and we like to think we also give some pretty good answers. We realized that sharing these questions and answers on our website would be a valuable resource to others looking for the same information. We got this question from Scott about riding in crosswalks. Hello, […]

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Globe Gets It Wrong: MassBike’s Response

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine ran an article last weekend (written by a bicyclist, no less) that seriously missed the mark, offering a mixed bag of advice for bicyclists and assigning too little responsibility for road safety to motorists. See the article here. I was quoted, accurately, in the article, but the quote did not […]

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It’s Time To Pass A Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Each of us in the bicycling community has been affected by the two collisions of the past two days. We are sad, angry, and scared. Many of us are wondering what we can do. We, at MassBike, have been working on a new piece a legislation that will help to raise driver awareness of bicyclists […]

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Ask MassBike: Opening Car Doors, Who Has The Legal Responsibility To Watch Out?

We get a lot of questions here at MassBike, and we like to think we also give some pretty good answers. We realized that sharing these questions and answers on our website would be a valuable resource to others looking for the same information. We got this question from¬†Diane about an incident she had with […]

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MassBike Fights To Keep Bicyclists On The Road In Nantucket

In Nantucket, bicyclists are fighting for the right to stay on the road and MassBike is standing with them. A Nantucket bicyclist recently contacted us to report an attempt to change the town’s bylaws to prohibit bicyclists from riding on the road. The prohibition is included on the warrant for Nantucket’s 2010 Annual Town Meeting […]

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MassBike Speaking Up For Bicyclists In Your Community

Here are some of the public meetings we’ve participated in recently to make sure bicyclist needs are included in transportation projects around the state. Amesbury: Whittier Bridge (total bridge replacement, but MassDOT had not considered the need for bicyclists to get safely across the Merrimack River) Allston: River Street and Western Avenue Bridges (these critical […]

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