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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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First Hearing Scheduled For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

MassBike’s Vulnerable Road Users bill is scheduled for a hearing before the Joint Committee on Transportation on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the State House in Boston. As previously reported, the bill was filed early this year. You can see the bill here. The bill will encourage motorists to exercise more caution when operating around […]

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MassBike Hiring Bike Safety Instructors

As the warmer weather approaches, more people are going to be thinking “How do I get started bike commuting” or “What do I need to know to ride in traffic?” We at MassBike are working hard to teach people exactly what they need to know – but we need some help. We are currently looking for […]

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Download The All-New “Go By Bike” Brochure

If you’ve stopped by the MassBike tent at an event, chances are that you left with a Go By Bike brochure in hand. After years of use and tens of thousands printed, Go By Bike has been updated to be even more useful, with improved information, new traffic laws, better graphics and a more readable layout. […]

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Boston-Area Ride Of Silence Postponed

With the weather Wednesday predicted to be the worst of the week, we’ve decided to postpone the Boston-area Ride of Silence. The purpose of the Ride of Silence is to draw attention to bicyclist safety, and to do that we need lots of people to participate, which is unlikely to happen on a rainy evening. […]

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Upcoming Ride Of Silence To Raise Bike Safety Awareness

MassBike will lead the Boston-area Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, one of hundreds of such rides taking place worldwide to honor bicyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads, and to raise awareness of the need for motorists to exercise more caution around bicyclists. The ride occurs during Bay State Bike […]

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Vulnerable Road Users Bill Filed!

MassBike’s Vulnerable Road Users bill has been filed in the Massachusetts legislature! The bill is the centerpiece of our 2011 campaigns, so we are very excited about this first step. Many thanks to Rep. Sean Garballey for filing the bill, and to co-sponsors Rep. Kay Khan, Rep. Carl Sciortino, and Rep. Will Brownsberger. When a […]

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Boston Conducting Bicycling Survey: Have Your Say

The City of Boston is conducting a brief 2010 year-end survey of people who bicycle in Boston. If you ride a bike in Boston–rarely, occasionally or perhaps every single day–please take a moment to complete this important survey. They will ask questions about your riding habits and ask for your feedback on their events. To […]

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Lights … Again!

Last month, we posted our annual Fall reminder about using lights at night. While many bicyclists are using lights and making visibility at night a priority, lots of people are still riding around in stealth mode, almost invisible. You’ve seen them too (or perhaps not!): People without any lights or reflectors; others with tiny, dim […]

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