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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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Boston And Massachusetts At The Top Of Their Class For Biking And Walking

You may have heard about how Massachusetts and Boston have been on the rise as great places to bike. A recent report released by the Alliance for Biking and Walking confirms it! This report is good news for MassBike, which for 35 years has been partnering with other advocacy and governmental organizations to make cycling […]

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Federal Transportation Crisis Continues

Things have gone from bad to worse. On the House side, there has been an all-out assault not only on bike funding, but also transit, environmental review, and basically anything other than highways and bridges. The House Bill (H.R. 7) is one of the most extreme examples of slash and burn politics, described as “uniquely […]

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Save Cycling At The 12th Annual National Bike Summit

With the current threats to federal bike funding it is more important than ever to show your support for bicycling. On March 20 – 22, the 12th annual National Bike Summit will take place in Washington D.C. and bring together advocates and government official from across the country to talk about biking in America. This […]

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Action Alert: Bike Funding Under Attack (Again)

Just one month ago, the bicycling community stood together and defeated Senator Coburn’s (R-OK) effort to strip funding for Transportation Enhancements (a major source of funding for biking and walking projects) from the six-month extension that was passed at the last minute to prevent the shutdown of all federally-funded transportation programs. Now, Sen. Rand Paul […]

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Vulnerable Road Users Bill Has First Hearing

On Tuesday, the Joint Transportation Committee held a public hearing on MassBike’s Vulnerable Road Users Bill.¬†Executive Director David Watson had the opportunity to deliver testimony to the committee, where he described the need to have better laws protecting bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable users of the road. You can read David’s written testimony here. The […]

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Action Alert: Support Needed For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Following up on our announcement last week of next Tuesday’s hearing on our Vulnerable Road Users bill (House Bill 3079), we need your help to get the bill moving out of the Joint Committee on Transportation. This is an essential first step toward getting the bill passed. Look here for more details about the bill. […]

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First Hearing Scheduled For Vulnerable Road Users Bill

MassBike’s Vulnerable Road Users bill is scheduled for a hearing before the Joint Committee on Transportation on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the State House in Boston. As previously reported, the bill was filed early this year. You can see the bill here. The bill will encourage motorists to exercise more caution when operating around […]

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