Tag Archives | bike lanes

Comments on the Arlington Improvements to the Minuteman Bikeway

MassDOT and the Town of Arlington are moving ahead with the Arlington Center Safe Travel Project, which would redesign the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Pleasant Street, and Mystic Street in Arlington. The aim of the project, which has been in the works since spring 2011, is to develop a connection for the Minuteman Bikeway at this busy […]

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Longfellow Bridge Construction: Progress, But Questions Remain

MassDOT recently held a public meeting with the firm selected to perform the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge, scheduled to start in earnest later this year and continue until 2016. Click here to see the April 9th meeting presentation. Originally, MassDOT intended to detour all Cambridge-bound motor vehicle and bicycle traffic for the duration of […]

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DCR Gets It Right – With A Little Help From Advocates

We are pleased to declare victory for bicyclists on two separate but related roadway access issues, on the Alewife Brook Parkway on the Arlington-Cambridge-Somerville line, and on the Mystic Valley Parkway in Arlington. In late August, we discovered what appeared to be preliminary striping for very narrow shoulders and very wide travel lanes on the […]

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Critical Meeting For Casey Overpass This Monday!

If you follow our blog, you’ve probably heard now and again about the Casey Overpass project near the Forest Hills MBTA Station. This is a major project with the potential to remake and reconnect the neighborhoods around the station, linking them with each other, parks, businesses, and transit. If you live in or travel through […]

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No Love For Bicyclists In Charlestown

We were shocked to learn that the bike lanes installed on Main Street in Charlestown just weeks ago were removed last week. Especially when the City of Boston has been doing so much to encourage bicycling and improve bicyclist safety. Apparently, there was some sort of public process snafu. We’ll give the City of Boston […]

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Building For Bicycling

Earlier this year, MassBike announced our new bicycle infrastructure policy. Since then, we’ve been working on key projects throughout Massachusetts to ensure that bicyclists are safe on the roads and that state and local governments think of bicyclists in design and implementation. With bicycling infrastructure becoming a hot item for politicians and designers, now is […]

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Bicyclists, Opposition Speak Out At Mass Ave Meeting

Here’s what happened at the public meeting earlier this week. The Town and engineering consultants made a presentation about the goals of the project, the original and current designs, and the process and timeline. Then they opened the floor for public comment. The most troubling changes to the design from the original concept is that […]

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Live From Mass Ave Project Meeting In Arlington

Hundreds show up for public meeting on this project to transform Mass Ave in East Arlington into a Complete Street. There is organized opposition to bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and other improvements. I’m here representing the interests of bicyclists and myself – I live in Arlington.

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Live From Mayor Menino’s Bike Week Kick-Off

MassBike was at Mayor Menino’s Bike week kick-off this morning. After a nice ride out to the new Comm. Ave. bike lanes we listened to several speakers talk about the many improvements that Boston has made in the last couple of years. We had a great time riding with a police escort, and the new […]

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Danger: Bike Lane Sabotage In Cambridge

Some people hate bicyclists so much they actually want to hurt us. We’ve heard that someone spread hundreds of tacks in the bike lanes on Brookline Street in Cambridge last week, in the short stretch between the BU Bridge rotary and Henry Street/Waverly Street. A Good Samaritan bicyclist picked up as many tacks as he […]

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