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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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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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