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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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ACTION ALERT UPDATE: Great Response To Speed Limit Bill, More Help Needed

The response has been great since we issued the Action Alert last week. Many thanks to the almost 60 MassBike supporters who have already reported contacting 37 representatives and 22 senators to move the bill forward. If you have emailed or called your state rep and state senator, but haven’t told us, please email action@massbike.org […]

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ACTION ALERT: Help Needed With Speed Limit Bill

MassBike needs your help to pass House Bill 4728 to reduce the prevailing speed limit in Massachusetts urban areas from 30mph to 25mph. MassBike and other safety advocates have long supported efforts to decrease the speed limit, and this is the closest it has ever been to passing! This bill, originally sponsored by Representative Denise […]

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It’s Time To Pass A Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Each of us in the bicycling community has been affected by the two collisions of the past two days. We are sad, angry, and scared. Many of us are wondering what we can do. We, at MassBike, have been working on a new piece a legislation that will help to raise driver awareness of bicyclists […]

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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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I Am A Woman, And I Ride

A while ago we asked you to send in your bicycling stories and you didn’t disappoint! We are trying to make sure everyone out there realizes that cyclists are real live human beings, not just anonymous people on wheels. Your stories put a face on cycling. These stories are part of a larger campaign to […]

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Boston.com: Brookline Ghost Bike And Bicycle Registration

In today’s Boston.com article about the recent appearance of a ghost bike at a crash scene in Brookline, the reporter also mentioned that Brookline is considering requiring that bicycles be registered. (Executive Director David Watson is quoted on both topics.) MassBike is opposed to mandatory bicycle registration – in fact, we successfully repealed the long-standing […]

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The New Bicycle Commuter Benefit: What Does It Mean For You?

We’ve received many questions about the new benefit for bicycle commuters that Congress included in the financial industry bailout bill. The bottom line is that bicycle commuters nationwide are now eligible to receive up to $20 per month for commuting expenses, either as a cash reimbursement or a pre-tax deduction, and their employers can obtain […]

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