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Why You Should Attend MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan Meetings

Bicycle and pedestrian advocates across Massachusetts are excited and encouraged by Governor Patrick’s and MassDOT’s efforts to ensure long term investments in infrastructure that encourages more bicycle and pedestrian trips in the Commonwealth. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) released its draft Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for the 2014-2018 fiscal years. Within the […]

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New Report Illustrates Westfield’s Bikeability

MassBike has been working in Westfield for the past several months to create a Bikeability Assessment for the Friends of the Columbia Greenway Trail (FOCGRT). The report details how the city can improve its bicycling infrastructure to attract new bicyclists and make it safer for all road users. Back in July 2013, MassBike led a training for eight […]

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MassBike Report Shows Assets, Obstacles To Hampshire County Bikeability

Back in November, we worked with local advocates to undertake a Bikeability Assessment in three Hampshire County communities (Amherst, Belchertown and Northampton). This project was done at the request of Healthy Hampshire, in collaboration with the Towns of Amherst and Belchertown and the City of Northampton. The focus was specifically on intersections, and how to […]

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Get A Bicycle Advisory Committee In Your Community

Having an active Bicycle Advisory Committee can make the difference between a town that’s OK to bike in and one that is fantastic. Looking across the state, the communities with Bicycle Advisory Committees are the ones that stand out for their safer riding conditions, support of bicycle education programs, and strong bicycle culture. Northampton is […]

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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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Keep Bikes A Priority In National Parks And Open Spaces

If you value parks and open space, now is the time to be heard. The National Park Service requires the state to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Since the LWCF was established in 1965, more than […]

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MassBike Argues For Extension Of Community Path

You may have heard the recent news about the delay in the proposed extension of the MBTA Green Line from Lechmere through Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford. But did you know that the Green Line Extension project also presents an opportunity to extend the Community Path alongside the Green Line to create an off-road connection between […]

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Minuteman Bikeway Partially Closed For Repairs

The Town of Arlington reports the following: On Monday, March 29, a portion of the Minuteman Bike Path in Arlington will be closed to the public. This closure will allow for Public Works to safely repair the path caused by recent storm damage. The closure will be from Hurd Field (behind Trader Joe’s) to Ryder […]

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Ask MassBike: Alewife To Seaport

We get a lot of questions here at MassBike, and we like to think we also give some pretty good answers. We realized that sharing these questions and answers on our website would be a valuable resource to others looking for the same information. We got this question from James about riding from Alewife to […]

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