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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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Hubway Bikeshare Officially Coming To Boston!

The Hubway regional bike sharing program was inaugurated on Thursday outside of Boston City Hall with the signing of a contract between the City of Boston and Alta Bicycle Share, the future operator of the system.  Despite blustery conditions, hundreds of people came out to listen to several high-profile speakers and watch the important moment […]

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Construction Alert: Southwest Corridor

A quick heads up to the many cyclists using the Southwest Corridor in Boston: The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, in partnership with other neighborhood organizations, will be coordinating construction work on the SW Corridor at the intersection of Lamartine and Centre Streets. They will be moving part of the crosswalk closer to the bike […]

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