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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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MassBike and Partners Launch Cape Cod Regional Bike Safety Education and Awareness Campaign

Back in February, we reported about our ongoing work to improve bike safety for seasonal workers who flock to Cape Cod every summer. Bicycling is often the most convenient, or only mode of transportation available for these workers who come from around the world on J-1 visas to work in area restaurants and resorts. MassBike has been working with […]

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Is Bike Share in the Future for the Pioneer Valley?

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is currently working to determine the feasibility and interest in a bike share program for the Pioneer Valley. As part of this process, they have launched a new online survey to help gauge demand for such a program in the region. Bike share systems, like Boston’s Hubway, allow riders to […]

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Take a Virtual Ride Along the Somerville Community Path Extension

After years of championing, Boston-area biking and walking advocates scored a huge victory in April when MassDOT, the MBTA, and the City of Somerville announced that funding for the extension of the Somerville Community Path would included as part of the Green Line Extension Project. MassBike has been actively campaigning for the Community Path to be extended […]

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What’s Happening On The Norwottuck Rail Trail

Residents of the Pioneer Valley have been patiently waiting for construction on the Norwottuck Rail Trail to finish. That trail, along with the Manhan Rail Trail and the Northampton Bikeway, make up the robust network of rail trails that provide low-stress biking and walking routes which connect the Pioneer Valley communities of Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, Easthampton, and […]

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MassBike Releases Bike Safety Training Video for Police Departments

MassBike has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Police Department (BPD) to produce a police training video called “Shifting Gears: Bicyclists & Public Safety.” The video is the product of a unique partnership between MassBike, DPH’s Mass in Motion Program, and the Boston Police Academy to enhance the safety of […]

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