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Recap Of 2013 National Bike Summit

“This is a fight we have to win. We have to do more.”  Said Senator Ben Cardin at last week’s 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. The focus this year was on how bicycling means business, and this was explored, discussed, and debated in workshop, over meals, and during coffee breaks. There were over […]

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Register Today for the National Bike Summit

The current transportation authorization, MAP-21, was passed after years of delay and much hard fought negotiation. The united voice of bike advocates was a crucial element keeping even our small share of funding from being totally gutted. However, it expires in a short 19 months from now and the current Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair […]

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MassDOT Biking Toward Sustainability

We were glad to see more evidence that the state gets it when it comes to bicycling. Back in August, we made extensive comments on MassDOT’s GreenDOT Draft Implementation Plan. GreenDOT is MassDOT’s sustainability initiative, and the implementation plan is the document laying out the path to achieving the goals contained within it. The final […]

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State Transportation Funding Plan Is Big On Biking

Governor Patrick is finally taking on the state’s transportation crisis in the upcoming legislative session. With the state’s ambitious mode shift goals and GreenDOT Implementation Plan both strongly supportive of biking and walking, we were anxiously waiting to see if the Governor’s funding proposal reflected these priorities. In other words, would the state put its […]

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Year-End Recap: 2012 Was Huge

We had big plans for 2012, and we made them happen, but 2012 turned out to be an even bigger year for MassBike than we had imagined. We led the state in bicyclist advocacy on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, celebrated our 35th year of advocacy, supported dozens of bicycle events around the state, and […]

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Mark Your Calendar – Bay State Bike Week Is Coming

It’s really impressive – we’ve already gotten some emails and phone calls from Bay State Bike Week organizers asking what the dates are for 2013, because they have already started planning their events. This year, Bay State Bike Week will take place from May 11 – 19. And for the first time includes both weekends […]

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MassBike Speaks Up In The Transportation Conversations

Beginning in September, MassDOT has held a series of “conversations” all over the state to hear what the public has to say about the future of transportation in Massachusetts. MassBike has been working hard to “get out the vote” for bicycling (so to speak) by sending targeted emails to our supporters who live in the […]

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State Sets Target For More Biking

Yesterday, MassBike joined other advocates and officials to celebrate the announcement of the state’s mode shift goals. The big news for bike advocates? They want to triple the rate of biking, walking and transit use by 2030. As Secretary Davey noted, “I have news for you: We will build no more superhighways in this state.” […]

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Add Your Voice To MassDOT’s Statewide Conversation

Starting this week, we have an opportunity to voice our support for bicycling as a statewide priority. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is holding a series of public meetings in the run up to creating their long range financing plan. This plan is going to dictate whether we continue on the 20th-century path of […]

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DCR Gets It Right – With A Little Help From Advocates

We are pleased to declare victory for bicyclists on two separate but related roadway access issues, on the Alewife Brook Parkway on the Arlington-Cambridge-Somerville line, and on the Mystic Valley Parkway in Arlington. In late August, we discovered what appeared to be preliminary striping for very narrow shoulders and very wide travel lanes on the […]

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