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Action Alert: Ask Congress to Prevent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities

We are always saddened by the loss of one of our fellow bicycling community members. Even one death is too many as far as we’re concerned, and right now there is a bill in Congress that aims to hold the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs accountable for the lives of all road […]

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Action Alert Update: Save Transportation Alternatives

The response has been great since we issued the Action Alert yesterday afternoon. Many thanks to those of you who have already reported contacting Senator Warren and Senator Markey! If you have emailed or called one (or both) of Massachusetts’ Senators, please email action@massbike.org so we can keep track of who has been contacted. Thank […]

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ACTION ALERT: Bike Safety Bills Need Your Support

In January, we filed two bills with the Massachusetts State Legislature, and we just found out that the bills are going to be heard in committee next Wednesday. We need your help to get these bills moving! The bills are:  The Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users (S 1639) adds protections to bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair […]

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ACTION ALERT: Critical Moment On Beacon Hill

Monday, the Massachusetts House passed a dramatically scaled-back transportation finance plan – only about 50% of the amount multiple independent analyses have concluded is necessary to maintain our crumbling transportation system and invest in much-needed expansion projects. You can find out more information about the debate here. MassBike is very concerned about the Legislature’s plan […]

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Action Alert: Yet Again Congress Threatens To Cut Bike Funding

A few weeks ago we sent an action alert out to contact your members of congress and ask them to support the Cardin-Cochran Amendment. Well, we’ve received word that the same transportation legislation is still being debated, with the House still pushing to eliminate our tiny slice of funding. Will you call your US Representative […]

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Situation Worsens In House

We reported last week that the House of Representatives was moving to eliminate critical federal funding for biking and walking. The situation in the House is even more dire than we thought. Today, the House releases its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Act. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on the bill […]

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Action Alert: House Moves To Eliminate Bike Funding

Last Fall, you helped us defeat Senate attacks on biking and walking. But now the House of Representatives is launching its own attack. Next Thursday, February 2nd, we can expect the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to vote on its version of the surface transportation bill, called “The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.” Alarms […]

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ACTION ALERT: Support Safer Biking On Roads And Bridges

This Wednesday, December 14th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will consider an amendment to S. 1950 introduced by Senator Begich of Alaska. This amendment would require federally-funded surface transportation projects (like roads and bridges) to be designed for all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians. Many road and bridge projects are built […]

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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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Action Alert! Congress Proposes Stripping Millions of Dollars of Bicycle Funding

Last week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released its proposed six-year transportation bill, which would cut funding to critical bicycle and pedestrian programs such as Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School.  These programs have been essential in improving bike safety around the state. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has provided $2.4 […]

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