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ACTION ALERT UPDATE: Great Response To Speed Limit Bill, More Help Needed

The response has been great since we issued the Action Alert last week. Many thanks to the almost 60 MassBike supporters who have already reported contacting 37 representatives and 22 senators to move the bill forward. If you have emailed or called your state rep and state senator, but haven’t told us, please email action@massbike.org […]

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ACTION ALERT: Help Needed With Speed Limit Bill

MassBike needs your help to pass House Bill 4728 to reduce the prevailing speed limit in Massachusetts urban areas from 30mph to 25mph. MassBike and other safety advocates have long supported efforts to decrease the speed limit, and this is the closest it has ever been to passing! This bill, originally sponsored by Representative Denise […]

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Talk Show Host Has Problem With Cyclists, Let Him Know What You Think

You know those people that scream “get on the sidewalk!” or “get out of the road!”? You might say to yourself, it’s just one driver and they must be pretty sad if they take the time to scream at cyclists in the street. Well, what if one of them had their own popular radio talk […]

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MassBike’s New-And-Improved Partnership With The MBTA

As is often the case when someone calls something “new-and-improved”, there was nothing really wrong with our relationship with the MBTA before – MassBike has worked closely with the T for years (decades really) and have made continuing progress on better integrating bikes into the transit system. We’ve really come a long way from having […]

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Globe Magazine Prints MassBike Response

Last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine included MassBike’s response to Doug Most’s misguided May 9th article. The article must have generated a huge response, because the Globe printed seven other letters in addition to mine, all but one of them pro-cyclist. See our original post about this article, and an unedited version of our letter here.

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Globe Gets It Wrong: MassBike’s Response

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine ran an article last weekend (written by a bicyclist, no less) that seriously missed the mark, offering a mixed bag of advice for bicyclists and assigning too little responsibility for road safety to motorists. See the article here. I was quoted, accurately, in the article, but the quote did not […]

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Harvard Is Looking For Participants For A Helmet Study

The Harvard School of Public Health is doing a research study on head injuries among bicyclists. Who can participate: Bike messengers and racers 18 years and older What participation involves a 2-3 hr appointment at our Landmark Center research offices where you: complete questionnaires about your history and behavior take computerized tests of your brain […]

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AAA Takes One Step Forward, One Step Back For Bikes: MassBike Responds

In its April 2010 Horizons magazine, AAA did MassBike a huge favor by featuring our “Same Roads Same Rules” campaign. Read the whole article here. This reached literally millions of motorists with our message that motorists need to respect bicyclists on the road. Unfortunately, in the same article, AAA listed several “rules” for bicyclists that […]

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Neponset River Bridge Lane Closings

MassDOT’s Contractor will be installing the final components associated with the work zone for the first phase of construction on the Neponset River Bridge Phase II, which carries traffic between Quincy and Boston. On Monday, May 3, from 7 AM to 3:30PM – there will be a Southbound double, left-hand lane closure. On Monday May […]

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MassBike On The Airwaves: Listen To David Watson On WGBH 89.7

Click here for streaming audio of MassBike Executive Director David Watson on WGBH’s The Callie Crossley Show on April 21, 2010. David discussed bicyclist safety with Boston’s Director of Bicycle Programs Nicole Freedman.

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