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Boston Bike Share Passes “Go”, Collects $3M

Late yesterday afternoon, I began getting calls from reporters seeking comment on the news that Boston had landed a $3M federal grant to launch the long-awaited bike share program. See the Boston Globe article or visit our Press Room. Yes, that’s right, the city now has the money for bike share! Originally planned to launch […]

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New On MassBike.org: Infrastructure Problem Contacts

Photo courtesy of League of Michigan Bicyclists via Flickr We all remember that pothole on the way to work or class, you know the really deep one that always fills with water when it rains and is near invisible at night. It’s been there for months and is downright dangerous on your bike as you […]

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Traffic Advisory: Southwest Corridor Path Under Construction

DCR REPAIRING BIKE PATH ALONG SOUTHWEST CORRIDOR PARK WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be resurfacing portions of the bike path along the Southwest Corridor Park between Forest Hills and the Massachusetts Avenue T station. The work will correct surface defects such as exposed tree roots, providing a smoother ride for bicycle […]

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Bicyclists, Opposition Speak Out At Mass Ave Meeting

Here’s what happened at the public meeting earlier this week. The Town and engineering consultants made a presentation about the goals of the project, the original and current designs, and the process and timeline. Then they opened the floor for public comment. The most troubling changes to the design from the original concept is that […]

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Live From Mass Ave Project Meeting In Arlington

Hundreds show up for public meeting on this project to transform Mass Ave in East Arlington into a Complete Street. There is organized opposition to bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and other improvements. I’m here representing the interests of bicyclists and myself – I live in Arlington.

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Help The Boston MPO Identify Problem Intersections

Thanks to KTesh via Flickr Do you live in one of the 101 cities and towns in the Boston MPO Region? Here is your chance to tell the people who make transportation funding decisions about the worst intersections in your area. In this month’s TransReport from the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a […]

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MassBike’s New-And-Improved Partnership With The MBTA

As is often the case when someone calls something “new-and-improved”, there was nothing really wrong with our relationship with the MBTA before – MassBike has worked closely with the T for years (decades really) and have made continuing progress on better integrating bikes into the transit system. We’ve really come a long way from having […]

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Free Bike Racks: MAPC Bike Parking Program Is Back

If your community is among the 101 members of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Eastern MA, here is your chance to get FREE bike racks. MAPC has announced the new Bicycle Parking program for 2010-2011! They have over $475,000 in funding available for new bicycle racks. The major change to the program over […]

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Ask MassBike: Biking In Crosswalks

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 Scott about riding in crosswalks. Hello, […]

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Live From Mayor Menino’s Bike Week Kick-Off

MassBike was at Mayor Menino’s Bike week kick-off this morning. After a nice ride out to the new Comm. Ave. bike lanes we listened to several speakers talk about the many improvements that Boston has made in the last couple of years. We had a great time riding with a police escort, and the new […]

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