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It Really Is A Two-Way Street

I just got road-raged on my own suburban street. I was stopped at a red light, doing exactly what the law and safety required me to do. But that simply wasn’t good enough for this particular motorist. He pulled up behind me. Then honked, clearly wanting me to get out of his way. But where […]

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Put A Face On Bicycling – Tell MassBike Your Story!

We here at MassBike know that all kinds of people ride bikes. Unfortunately, many motorists only get to see bicyclists from behind. Sometimes they forget that bicyclists aren’t just two wheels and a metal frame, but that those of us on bikes are neighbors, doctors, janitors, teachers, grocers, moms, grandmas, sons, senior citizens, students, and […]

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Ask MassBike: Where Are Cyclists Allowed To Ride Their Bicycles?

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 Pascal about what streets are ok […]

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Ask MassBike: Crash On The Esplanade

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 Farzad about a crash he had […]

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MassBike Leads Effort To Revise Bike/Ped Engineering Directive

[Ed. Note: We revised this post to resolve some confusion among our advocacy partners.] Sometimes it’s the seemingly little things that can make a big difference. We often work behind the scenes on the less-than-exciting minutia of government agencies. This involves many meetings, phone calls, and emails about things that most people never hear about, […]

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Ask MassBike: Business Districts And Sidewalk Bicycle Riding

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 John about riding on the sidewalk […]

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MassBike Launches “Same Roads, Same Rules” Campaign

In response to the sharp rise in bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists, MassBike, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Department of Public Health, has launched a new safety campaign to educate both bicyclists and motorists about the […]

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Law Officer Training Page Updated

The law officer training page has been update to include some new resources, and all the videos are now available in easy to embed YouTube format! Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you want more information about the law officer training contact us. Here is a […]

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It’s Time To Light Up!

Today is the first workday since Daylight Savings Time ended, so almost all of us will be riding home after dark tonight. You need to be seen! What’s that you say – you can see well enough by streetlight/moonlight/starlight to get home? Maybe so, but riding in the dark is about 25% seeing where you’re […]

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Boston.com: Brookline Ghost Bike And Bicycle Registration

In today’s Boston.com article about the recent appearance of a ghost bike at a crash scene in Brookline, the reporter also mentioned that Brookline is considering requiring that bicycles be registered. (Executive Director David Watson is quoted on both topics.) MassBike is opposed to mandatory bicycle registration – in fact, we successfully repealed the long-standing […]

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