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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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Recap Of 2013 National Bike Summit

“This is a fight we have to win. We have to do more.”  Said Senator Ben Cardin at last week’s 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. The focus this year was on how bicycling means business, and this was explored, discussed, and debated in workshop, over meals, and during coffee breaks. There were over […]

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MassBike’s Response To Decision Not To Indict Driver In Wellesley Fatality

Earlier this week, we learned that a grand jury decided not to indict the driver of the truck that stuck and killed bicyclist Alexander Motsenigos in Wellesley last August. We are outraged at this result, and our hearts go out to the Motsenigos family who must suffer this injustice on top of their loss. We […]

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MassBike Gets To Work With The New Legislature

Last week, two bills written by MassBike were filed in the Legislature, and we are strongly supporting two other bills to make biking and walking safer. MassBike’s bills are the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users”, S.D. 723, and the “Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes”, S.D. 731. Many thanks to Senator William Brownsberger, […]

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Another Tragedy Saddens, Strengthens Our Resolve

We are saddened and troubled by yesterday’s death of Christopher Weigl, the BU graduate student killed in a collision with a tractor trailer. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and the wider community of cyclists. This tragedy, only weeks after another BU student was killed by an MBTA bus, calls for us to […]

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Raising A New Generation Of Safe Bicyclists In Revere

Revere has long been known for its beach (the oldest public beach in the country), but we expect that it will soon be known for the incredibly good bicyclists that populate its streets. Starting this past Monday and running through next Wednesday, MassBike is teaching all the 4th and 5th grade students at Whelan Elementary […]

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Light Up The Night!

With Daylight Savings Time behind us, it getting dark a lot earlier. This means it’s that time again – our annual “Light up the Night” blog post! Even though we put out a riding at night post every year, I don’t want you to think that this post is pro-forma.  We write this annual post […]

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MassBike Introduces Multilingual Bicycle Safety Guides

Today at the Moving Together bicycle and pedestrian conference in Boston, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) introduced new versions of its most popular educational publications in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, and Haitian-Creole. Arabic and Portuguese versions will follow shortly. The new materials are: “Go By Bike: A Guide to Bicycling in […]

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Be Bright: This Fall Stay Visible And In Style

One of the best ways to stay safe while riding is to be visible on the road. That’s why we recommend all cyclists use lights and wear reflective or fluorescent colored clothing. The trouble is that these bright, highly-visible clothes though functional aren’t always considered the most fashionable items. Well we have some good news […]

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My First Crash: Lessons Learned

During my first months working at MassBike I was spending time adjusting to my new bike, riding to work and to the idea of being almost car-free. After I moved to Brookline, my commute doubled and, despite the more intimidating route on Beacon Street, I was enjoying the change in weather and the longer ride. […]

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