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Hubway Is Launched, MassBikers Quick To Join

On Thursday, July 28th, the City of Boston, in partnership with the MBTA, MassDOT, and MAPC launched the New Balance Hubway Bikeshare Program.  Executive Director David Watson was there among other advocates and officials to kick off the start of the program.  We are especially excited because MassBike members make up about 25% of initial […]

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Update: Globe Gives Cyclists A Say

After the anti-cyclist column last week, the Globe today printed Letters to the Editor from MassBike Executive Director David Watson and others. Most of the letters touch on the theme that there is a broader issue of mutual respect among all road users, and targeting cyclists is not the solution.

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Globe Attacks Cyclists, MassBike Responds

Today’s Boston Globe included an anti-bicyclist column that focused on a narrow view of bicyclist behavior to argue that we should be banned from Boston streets. While risking drawing more attention to this screed than it deserves, MassBike thought it necessary to respond. MassBike Executive Director David Watson submitted the following letter to the editor: […]

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Statewide On-Bike Safety Classes Starting in August

Starting in August, several on-bike safety classes will be offered around the state as part of our restructured Education Program.  We have hired seven instructors located in the different regions who are eager to start using their bike education knowledge to teach hordes of bicyclists how to get where they’re going in comfort and with […]

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MassBike Offers Free Bike Safety Classes For Hubway Users

In late July, hundreds of shared bicycles and thousands of their users are going to be taking to the streets of Boston on the Hubway Bikeshare system. The City of Boston has ramped up efforts to improve safety and enforcement to improve the car-bicycle interaction, as reported today by The Boston Globe. A crucial addition […]

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Infrastructure Problem Reporting

Has that pothole on your commute or weekend ride been nagging in the back of your mind? The one you always try to remember, but only manage to avoid at the last minute? Now is the best time to report your problem and MassBike has the resource you need to get started. Check out our […]

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Locations Needed For Classes

As I posted earlier, things are really rolling with the education program.  Most recently, we hired six new instructors located throughout the state to teach our Workshop Series and On-Bike Tutorials.  Soon, we’ll be offering open classes to the public, but before we can do that we need locations for these classes to take place! […]

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ALWAYS Report Your Bike Crashes And Close Calls

As we advocate for better bike infrastructure and policies with regional, state and federal decisionmakers, we rely heavily on data to make a convincing argument about the need for improvement. In order to do that, we wanted to remind everyone about the importance of reporting all incidents, even seemingly minor ones. Motor Vehicle Incidents: If you […]

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State And Cities Receive Bike Friendly Awards

As a part of their Bicycle Friendly America program, the League of American Bicyclists has released the 2011 rankings for all 50 states and issued awards to those that chose to apply for further recognition. Due to the hard work of MassDOT, MassBike, and other advocates, Massachusetts has moved up from 16th place to 9th, and […]

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Action Alert: Support Needed For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Following up on our announcement last week of next Tuesday’s hearing on our Vulnerable Road Users bill (House Bill 3079), we need your help to get the bill moving out of the Joint Committee on Transportation. This is an essential first step toward getting the bill passed. Look here for more details about the bill. […]

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