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Boston Strong: Why Beantown Can Soon Be America’s Best Bike Town

By RICHARD FRIES Folks in Portland, Boulder, and San Francisco would be well-served to keep an eye in the rear view mirror. For I predict one city, with help from People for Bikes and MassBike, will soon be spoken of as THE shining example of a great cycling city. As my hometown, there is undoubtedly […]

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Building Bike Culture in Fall River

There are a lot of ways that MassBike helps communities in Massachusetts access safer bicycling. We work through Safe Routes to School, the MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program, Mass in Motion, and our Bikeable Communities Program, just to name a few. In Fall River, a lot of these programs are coming […]

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Your Support Helps Make Bicyclists Safer

We are on the last mile of our Winter Appeal. Here is one more reminder of how your support helps bicyclists in all communities.   Click here to open this image on the web and to share.  

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Your Support Helps Make Bicyclists Count

Giving Tuesday is coming up in one week, and we are kicking off our winter appeal! To show you how important you are to MassBike’s mission to promote a bicycle-friendly environment, we’ve cycled through the ways your support helps bicyclists. Click the image below to read about how you help make bicyclists count or just […]

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Bicycling and Economic Development in Sharon

Sometimes bicycling safety initiatives come from unexpected places. In Sharon, a town south and west of Boston, MassDOT’s South Coast Rail Technical Assistance grant might help build bike lanes. The grant is part of the South Coast Rail project. According to the website, this project will link South Station with the south coast of Massachusetts […]

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Transit Roundup

In the last few weeks, we have seen a lot of news focused on Boston-area public transit. In addition to the West Station announcement, reports about weekend Commuter Rail options, a new Silver Line route, and updated Green Line Extension dates have all come out. Here’s the roundup: Weekend Commuter Rail service is returning on […]

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Action Alert: Vote No on Question 1

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Question 1 ballot measure in the upcoming election. We want to tell you about what Question 1 would do,  what that would mean for you, and why we are supporting a NO vote on Question 1. Question 1 would eliminate the gas tax indexing law and put at […]

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Biking in Melrose: Good for Business

This August, Melrose became the latest community to participate in MassBike’s Bikeable Communities Program. The Melrose Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, which promotes biking and walking in Melrose, contacted us because they wanted more information about how they could implement bike infrastructure in their city and encourage more biking for transportation. As Kara Showers, of […]

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Action Alert: Help Move Bill Before Legislative Session Ends!

We have a chance to move the bike lane protection bill forward this week! One of the bills we filed in the Massachusetts Legislature in January 2013 has a chance to move forward, but we need your help before midnight Thursday. The Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes (S 1640) protects bicyclists by prohibiting motor […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Tuesday, June 24 Public Meeting: Cambridge, Grand Junction Rail Corridor Open House Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM Location: MIT Stata Center, 1st floor (Rm. 32-124), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA Description: The concept of building a multi-use path along the Grand Junction railroad running […]

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