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Push The Legislature To Help The MBTA

You hopefully saw our first report on the MBTA fare increase and service cut proposals, which will have a negative impact on anyone who uses public transportation, bicyclists included. But in addition to hurting bicyclists who use transit for part of their bike trip, all other bicyclists will also be affected. With fewer transit options, […]

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Why Bicyclists Should Care About The T’s Financial Crisis

MassBike exists to serve the bicycling community, and that is our focus. But we also take a broad view of our transportation system and how bicycling fits into it. To advance those efforts, in 2011 MassBike joined a new coalition of transportation-related organizations, Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), working for an environmentally sustainable, reliable and affordable […]

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Critical Meeting For Casey Overpass This Monday!

If you follow our blog, you’ve probably heard now and again about the Casey Overpass project near the Forest Hills MBTA Station. This is a major project with the potential to remake and reconnect the neighborhoods around the station, linking them with each other, parks, businesses, and transit. If you live in or travel through […]

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MassBike Supporting Communities

Beginning more than three years ago, MassBike has been working with Chelsea Creek Action Group/E3C in East Boston to improve the biking (and walking) environment and encourage more people to bike, with the support of the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, and Communities Putting Prevention to Work. More recently, MassBike, along with WalkBoston, has […]

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MassBike Helps MBTA Design New Bike Racks

MassBike has been working with the MBTA to evaluate bike rack designs for the new Pedal & Park secure bike parking facilities coming soon to stations including Braintree, Ashmont, Davis Square, Oak Grove, and Malden Center. (The South Station Pedal & Park, which already has racks, will also be completed soon.) These great bike parking […]

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East Boston Youth, MassBike Take Bikes On Blue Line During Rush Hour

On Wednesday, MassBike staff joined the East Boston-based Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) for a ceremonial first rush hour trip with bikes on the Blue Line. This initiative, spearheaded by East Boston youth, will reduce rush hour restrictions on Blue Line trains to 7:00 am – 9:00 am inbound and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm outbound.  […]

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You CAN Get There From Here (With Your Bike) On The Blue Line!

Next Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 3:30pm, state, city, local officials, and community organizations will join Transportation officials at Maverick Station to officially announce the Bikes on the Blue Line Pilot Program. The MBTA, in collaboration with the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) and MassBike initiated a six-month pilot project on the Blue Line beginning […]

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MBTA Unveils Expanded Bicycle Parking

With help from MassBike and other advocates, the MBTA has become more and more receptive to the needs of bicyclists. With new bicycle-friendly policies in place, the MBTA is increasing their bicycle facilities throughout the system. MassBike has the latest on the T’s planned improvements. From now through next Spring, the MBTA will be installing […]

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MassBike Participates In T’s New Bus Driver Training

MassBike, along with other transportation advocates, has been working closely with the MBTA to revise their bus driver training to better prepare drivers for interactions with bicyclists, and earlier this week, MassBike Executive Director David Watson participated in the first of these trainings. We are happy to report that the new training is a vast […]

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MassBike’s New-And-Improved Partnership With The MBTA

As is often the case when someone calls something “new-and-improved”, there was nothing really wrong with our relationship with the MBTA before – MassBike has worked closely with the T for years (decades really) and have made continuing progress on better integrating bikes into the transit system. We’ve really come a long way from having […]

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