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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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Live From The New Pedal & Park Facilities At South Station

MassBike executive director David Watson spoke at this morning’s rainy bike facility opening. Unfortunately, the video cuts off before we got to the dedication, but the new name for the bike cages is “Pedal & Park” as you can see in the pictures below.

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Hear MassBike On MBTA Platforms!

I am featured in public service announcements being broadcast on MBTA platforms starting this week! I’m talking about Bay State Bike Week, taking bikes on the T, and folding bikes. Many thanks to MBTA General Manager Rich Davey for helping us reach out to the large audience of transit riders. Biking on the T PSA […]

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MassBike Works To Improve Bus Safety

Yesterday MassBike, along with representatives from other advocacy groups and the City of Boston met with the MBTA bus training personnel to have a long talk about bus safety. In a very productive and wide ranging talk, we got to know a lot about the how the MBTA handles bus safety, specifically safety around cyclists. […]

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Transportation Advocates Including MassBike Strive To Set Long-Term Vision For Longfellow Bridge

We previously reported on the efforts of MassBike, LivableStreets Alliance, WalkBoston, and the Institute for Human Centered Design to keep bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge during “early action” construction to add sidewalks before the major reconstruction of the bridge (see here and here). We were all pleased when MassDOT committed in principle to implement […]

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