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Is Bike Share in the Future for the Pioneer Valley?

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is currently working to determine the feasibility and interest in a bike share program for the Pioneer Valley. As part of this process, they have launched a new online survey to help gauge demand for such a program in the region. Bike share systems, like Boston’s Hubway, allow riders to […]

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What’s Happening On The Norwottuck Rail Trail

Residents of the Pioneer Valley have been patiently waiting for construction on the Norwottuck Rail Trail to finish. That trail, along with the Manhan Rail Trail and the Northampton Bikeway, make up the robust network of rail trails that provide low-stress biking and walking routes which connect the Pioneer Valley communities of Amherst, Hadley, Northampton, Easthampton, and […]

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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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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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Advocates Improving Intersections In Hampshire County

Last weekend, a dozen volunteers braved the chilly New England Fall weather to work on making intersections in Northampton and Amherst better for bicyclists. Through a partnership with the Hampshire Council of Governments, and thanks to our partnership with Mass in Motion, we were able to come out and train local bicyclists how to use […]

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MassBike PV Salvages Bike Racks

What school, town or city doesn’t need more secure bicycle parking?  Thanks to quick action by two MassBike members in the Pioneer Valley, 10 inverted-U bike racks that were headed for the dump have been salvaged and will be returned to service.   After determining the racks were too beat-up to re-use, UMass Amherst had […]

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