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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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MassBike Works To Improve Bus Safety

Yesterday MassBike, along with representatives from other advocacy groups and the City of Boston met with the MBTA bus training personnel to have a long talk about bus safety. In a very productive and wide ranging talk, we got to know a lot about the how the MBTA handles bus safety, specifically safety around cyclists. […]

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Danger: Bike Lane Sabotage In Cambridge

Some people hate bicyclists so much they actually want to hurt us. We’ve heard that someone spread hundreds of tacks in the bike lanes on Brookline Street in Cambridge last week, in the short stretch between the BU Bridge rotary and Henry Street/Waverly Street. A Good Samaritan bicyclist picked up as many tacks as he […]

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City of Boston Announces Major Bicycling Safety Initiative: MassBike To Provide Bike Safety Classes

The City of Boston has just announced a major bicycling safety initiative, commencing with a bicycling safety summit next Wednesday, April 21st. MassBike will provide free bicycling safety classes (details below) as part of the initiative, as well as free valet bike parking at the summit. Read the press release: Mayor Menino Convenes First-Ever Bicycling […]

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It’s Time To Pass A Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Each of us in the bicycling community has been affected by the two collisions of the past two days. We are sad, angry, and scared. Many of us are wondering what we can do. We, at MassBike, have been working on a new piece a legislation that will help to raise driver awareness of bicyclists […]

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Ask MassBike: Opening Car Doors, Who Has The Legal Responsibility To Watch Out?

We get a lot of questions here at MassBike, and we like to think we also give some pretty good answers. We realized that sharing these questions and answers on our website would be a valuable resource to others looking for the same information. We got this question from Diane about an incident she had with […]

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