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Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting This Wednesday!

Want to find out what the Longfellow Bridge Task Force has been doing since MassDOT gave us the opportunity for more public input into the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge? How about speaking up for improving bicyclist access and safety getting on, crossing, and getting off the Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge? Then you […]

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Action Alert: One Last Congressman Needs To Hear From You!

Back in March 2010, we invited Massachusetts bicyclists to join us for a Virtual Lobby Day in support of an exciting piece of legislation to fund bicycling and walking infrastructure improvements, H.R. 4722, the Active Community Transportation Act. Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano was one of the original sponsors of the bill, but we wanted support […]

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MassBike’s ED Appointed To MassDOT Transportation Advisory Committee

MassBike Executive Director David Watson has been appointed to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s new statewide advisory committee. The Transportation Advisory Committee, which meets for the first time later this month, will advise the MassDOT board and leadership. MassBike will have a direct say in the full range of transportation issues facing the state. The […]

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Working With MassDOT On The Longfellow Bridge

Earlier this year, we reported on efforts to ensure that bicyclists are fully included in the reconstruction of the iconic Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. See here and here. If you’ve ridden across the bridge this week, you might have noticed that construction has begun on the “early action” sidewalks that MassDOT promised. (Please […]

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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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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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Winning A Battle But Losing The War Over The Bridges? Help MassBike Turn The Tide.

At a meeting of the Regional Transportation Advisory Council this week, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jeff Mullan announced some good news, and some potentially not-so-good news, for bicyclists and pedestrians. First, the good news: Secretary Mullan said clearly that MassDOT will take responsibility for Charles Circle, the horrendous intersection where the Longfellow Bridge enters Boston. […]

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Bicyclists Take DC! MassBike Fights For Cycling And You Can Help!

This year’s National Bike Summit marked a milestone. Not only was this the 10th summit, with over 700 advocates from around the country, but we saw an unprecedented level of commitment to bicycling from both Congress and the Administration. Senators and Representatives in Congress are actively supporting pro-bicycling legislation (see details below). Rather than the […]

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Lobby Congress (Virtually) Tomorrow! $$$ For Biking At Stake!

Thursday, March 11th, is our virtual lobby day – don’t forget to call Congress! We are at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. Maybe you’ve been following us at the Summit on Twitter. Last week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a groundbreaking new bill to support bicycling and walking: the Active Community Transportation Act […]

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We’re Going To DC, And You’re Coming With Us!

Read on for information on how you can be part of our virtual lobby day! Next week is the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. MassBike is leading a group of Massachusetts advocates to lobby for more funding and federal support for bicycling in MA. The advocacy action should be fast and furious, MassBike Executive […]

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