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MassBike Supporting Communities

Beginning more than three years ago, MassBike has been working with Chelsea Creek Action Group/E3C in East Boston to improve the biking (and walking) environment and encourage more people to bike, with the support of the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, and Communities Putting Prevention to Work. More recently, MassBike, along with WalkBoston, has […]

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Hubway Membership Exceeds Projections

Some of you may have seen the article in the Boston Globe about the success of the Hubway system. Boston has exceeded almost everyone’s expectations in terms of the number of members signed up, and the amount those members have used the bikes. With over 2,300 annual subscribers and 36,600 station-to-station trips, the numbers so […]

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What’s With All The Hate?

I wasn’t really surprised by the recent screeds against bicyclists in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. These seem to come in flurries every once in a while, first one media outlet, then others not wanting to be left out of the resulting mayhem. Generating controversy is a common tactic for the media, and […]

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Hubway Offering Subsidized Annual Membership Rates

Hubway, Boston’s new bike share program, in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission, is now providing subsidized annual Hubway memberships for low-income Boston residents. This is a great opportunity for those who may be interested in biking but aren’t able to invest in the needed equipment. As we all know, biking is a great […]

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Advocacy Toolkit: We Need Your Help

MassBike has partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program to create an advocacy toolkit. The aim of this toolkit is to enhance the abilities of Commonwealth residents to advocate for better bicycling infrastructure and programs in their own communities. […]

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Biking The Charles With MassDOT And DCR

I spent half a day last week riding around the Charles River Basin looking at the bridges, intersections, and paths, and identifying problems and brainstorming solutions with fellow advocates from WalkBoston, LivableStreets Alliance, Boston Cyclists Union, and the Esplanade Association. We work with these groups regularly, but this gathering was noteworthy because we were all […]

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Bike Sharing Comes To Two UMass Campuses

Recently, bike share programs have received a lot of press thanks to Boston’s new Hubway system. But in addition to Hubway, colleges and universities across the state are also continuing the roll-out of bike share programs. Most recently, UMass campuses at Amherst and Lowell have announced the start of new bike share programs in an […]

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Neighborhood Walk for New Complete Street: Dudley-Melnea Cass

Next week there will be a walk to showcase and gain feedback on the redesign of Melnea Cass Blvd. Specifically, we will look at how the redesign better serves bicyclists and pedestrians. The city is hosting this walking tour with Mayor Menino and special guest Mark Fenton, a walkability expert. Also attending are advocates and […]

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“Working” On The Casey Overpass

The Casey Overpass is a four-lane, raised section of Route 203, connecting the Arborway to Forest Hills Cemetery and Franklin Park in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. It passes over the Southwest Corridor and Forest Hills Station. The structure was built in 1954, but 57 years later it is structurally unsound and splits the community in […]

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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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