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MassBike Bills Receive Substantial Sponsors

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (“MassBike”) is deeply appreciative of each of the state legislators that sponsored bills to make our roadways safer and more convenient for bicyclists. As the newly appointed executive director of MassBike I want to acknowledge and thank them for showing the political courage to support cycling and cyclists in Massachusetts. Please […]

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Action Alert: Help MassBike Get Sponsors For New Bike Safety Bills!

This month marks the start of a new two-year session in the Massachusetts Legislature, and MassBike has filed two bills designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable road users. MassBike’s bills are the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users” and the “Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes.” Thanks to Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative […]

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Action Alert: Protect Bicycle Commuter Benefits

MassBike joins the League of American Bicyclists in asking you to contact your U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators and request that they co-sponsor The Commuter Parity Act and The Commuter Benefits Equity Act. These bills ensure that ALL commuters – including bicyclists – receive benefits. We need this now because transit benefits fell to $130 […]

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Action Alert: Vote No on Question 1

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Question 1 ballot measure in the upcoming election. We want to tell you about what Question 1 would do,  what that would mean for you, and why we are supporting a NO vote on Question 1. Question 1 would eliminate the gas tax indexing law and put at […]

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Action Alert: Help Create a People’s Pike

Thursday, September 18, come to the public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment, which will rebuild the Pike and Cambridge Street in Allston. A strong cyclist presence at the meeting means a strong voice for a new “People’s Pike” built with all users, including local cyclists, in mind. Come to the meeting and let MassDOT […]

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Foxx Announces New Initiative at Pro Walk/Pro Bike

At Pro Walk/Pro Bike today, Secretary Anthony Foxx of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a new USDOT national bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative to Close gaps in bicycle and pedestrian networks, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety assessments in every state. Recently in Quincy, MassBike and WalkBoston led one of […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Wednesday, July 9 Public Meeting: Lawrence, Union Crossing Pedestrian Improvement Project Time: 7:00 PM Location: Lawrence Public Library, Main Library, 3rd Fl, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA Description: MassDOT will host this meeting. According to MassDOT, “The proposed project will install pedestrian enhancements, including: new sidewalks, lighting […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

There is only one meeting in the calendar for this week, but it is an important one. Read on! Monday, June 30 Public Meeting: Boston, Bowker Overpass Deck Replacement Project Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Johnson Conf. Rooms, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA Description: MassDOT is planning to perform emergency interim repairs on the […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Tuesday, June 24 Public Meeting: Cambridge, Grand Junction Rail Corridor Open House Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM Location: MIT Stata Center, 1st floor (Rm. 32-124), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA Description: The concept of building a multi-use path along the Grand Junction railroad running […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Monday, June 16 Public Meeting: Arlington, Information Session on Mass Ave. Reconstruction Time: 7:00 PM Location: Thompson School Gymatorium, 187 Everett Street, Arlington, MA Description: The purpose of this meeting will be to introduce the MassDOT team and to provide an overview of the 2014 construction […]

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