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StreetsBlog Founder Aaron Naparstek To Speak At The Bike/Walk Summit

Those of us in the MassBike office can hardly believe that after all of the preparation and excitement, Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner, and with it will come MassBike’s central event – the Bike/Walk Summit! MassBike and co-sponsor WalkBoston are pleased to announce that StreetsBlog founder and former editor-in-chief Aaron Naparstek […]

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Small Victory For Vulnerable Road Users

Your calls and emails in response to our Action Alert made a difference. Thanks to all of you and our advocacy partners for getting the word out! While we did not get the bill out of the Joint Committee on Transportation, we did get an extension until June 1st. Between now and then, we will […]

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Action Alert: Call TODAY For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

We filed the Vulnerable Road Users bill in January 2011 as the next step in our ongoing legislative efforts to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable users of our roadways. The bill would increase fines for motorists who kill or injure vulnerable users, and would require road safety education and community service teaching others about interacting […]

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From Capitol Hill: Biking Dodges Bullet In Latest Extension

Our national partners reported late last week that the US House of Representatives passed yet another extension of the current transportation legislation SAFETEA-LU. Whereas past extensions have been passed at the midnight hour, this one preemptively extends the expiration date from July 1 to September 30. The primary reason for this extension is to give […]

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The Bike/Walk Summit Needs Your Stories

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about a story contest to help us make the case for biking to our elected officials. This is a reminder that the deadline for story submission is coming up this Friday, April 27. The stories will be judged based on the strength of the emotional appeal to supporting […]

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Clean Extension Passed on Federal Transportation Bill

Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a clean 90-day extension to the transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. The Senate quickly followed suit, making this the ninth extension of the current federal transportation authorization. Passing a “clean” extension (which does not reduce funding for any program) was one of our goals at the National Bike Summit. […]

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Virtual Lobby Day Today: Help MassBike Protect Federal Funding For Bicycling

Read on for information on how you can be part of our Virtual Lobby Day. On Thursday, March 22nd, while we are visiting Congress in person, we need you to call your own U.S. Representative and both Senators and ask them to save federal funding for bicycling. All of our Representatives and Senators strongly support […]

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Save The Date: Lets Get Beacon Hill Moving!

We are pleased to announce Massachusetts’ first ever Bike/Walk Summit on Thursday, May 17th from 10am -1pm in Nurses Hall at the State House. This event will be the central MassBike event for Bay State Bike Week and is co-sponsored by the two statewide biking and walking organizations, MassBike and WalkBoston (respectively). It will give […]

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A Little Good News From Capitol Hill

If you’ve been keeping track of our blog, then you know that right now the US House and Senate are moving full steam ahead with a federal transportation bill. While advocates in the biking and walking community aren’t crazy about the Senate bill, it is vastly better than the highly ideological House version (deemed by […]

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Action Alert: Contact Your Senators TODAY

We told you late last week that the crisis in federal transportation funding was only getting worse, and to stay tuned for an Action Alert. This is it. The consensus among advocacy groups, like the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Transportation for America and MassBike, is that there is no chance for salvaging the House […]

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