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MassBike Releases Bike Safety Training Video for Police Departments

MassBike has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Police Department (BPD) to produce a police training video called “Shifting Gears: Bicyclists & Public Safety.” The video is the product of a unique partnership between MassBike, DPH’s Mass in Motion Program, and the Boston Police Academy to enhance the safety of […]

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MassBike Partners With MassDOT and DPH On New Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

On Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the details of the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program. In it’s first year, the program will launch a statewide safety awareness campaign, work intensively in 12 communities statewide, and engage partnerships with Regional Planning Agencies, local leaders, and law enforcement officials. This initiative marks the […]

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Walking and Biking Advocates Make The Case For Active Transportation At The Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit

Last Thursday, advocates for better walking and biking came together for the 3rd annual Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill. Organized in partnership between MassBike and WalkBoston, the summit was an opportunity for attendees to meet with their elected leaders and talk about about the importance of promoting active transportation […]

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MassBike Trains The Trainers About Bike Safety In Fall River

It was a cold day but that wouldn’t stop a dedicated group of would-be bike trainers. Last Friday, the MassBike program team led a workshop for adults interested in teaching children on-bike skills and bicycle safety in Fall River, a community that has seen significant momentum build for bicycling since the city was designated a […]

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DCR And Advocacy Groups Discuss Snow Removal And Bicycle Transportation Policies

Bicycle advocacy groups, including MassBike, Boston Cyclists Union, and LivableStreets Alliance, recently met with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to discuss the need to update DCR policies to reflect the use of their pathways as transportation facilities, and improve year-round maintenance and snow clearance policies. The meeting was the result of a response […]

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MassBike Goes To Washington: A Recap Of The National Bike Summit

“This isn’t just an issue of recreation; it’s an issue of equality, bringing people together, expanding the middle class and helping people who are trying to get into the middle class.” These were heartening words to hear coming from keynote speaker US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at last week’s 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., […]

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MassBike Responds To Snow Removal Controversy

UPDATE 2/19: Great news – MassBike is very pleased to announce that DCR has agreed to convene a meeting. Yesterday, Commissioner Jack Murray and I had a productive conversation about the need to address both snow removal and bicycle transportation policy. This is a very welcome step toward better aligning the needs of people who ride bikes […]

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MassBike Tackles Seasonal Worker Bike Safety On Cape Cod

Cape Cod is fondly regarded as a top bike-friendly destination in Massachusetts with its rail trails, scenic byways, and frequent organized rides. But local residents and officials have recently been sounding the alarm about bicycle safety for the thousands of seasonal workers who flock to the area every summer to work in restaurants and resorts. MassBike and […]

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House Passes $50 Million For Complete Streets

Complete Streets guidelines could be adopted by municipal governments across the Commonwealth in the near future thanks to a bill currently making its way through the Massachusetts State House. An Act Relative to Active Streets and Healthy Communities (S.68/H.3091), sponsored by Senator Chandler of Worcester and Representative Lewis of Winchester/Stoneham, provides $50 million in funding incentives over […]

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Lights: See and Be Seen!

Halloween’s come and gone, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are fast approaching, and Christmas is just around the corner. Tis the season for lights! See and be seen on the roadways all year round by installing both a front white light and a rear red light on your bicycle. Massachusetts law is a great guide to visibility at night (link here). […]

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