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On-Street Bike Parking = Awesome!

I saw this in Kendall Square, Cambridge, on my commute recently:   What an awesome sight! I’ve seen similar on-street bike parking in Boston, Somerville, and even suburban Lexington. Why do we think this is so great? Several reasons: It increases the number of bike racks dramatically and quickly It uses existing space (usually a […]

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MassBike Turns 35!

This year MassBike celebrates thirty-five years of promoting better biking. With its humble beginnings as the “Boston Area Bicycle Coalition” back in 1977, MassBike has had a history of growth and success. Since that time over three decades ago, we have expanded into a statewide organization with three local chapters, developed strong partnerships with other […]

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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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Free Bike Racks: MAPC Bike Parking Program Is Back

If your community is among the 101 members of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Eastern MA, here is your chance to get FREE bike racks. MAPC has announced the new Bicycle Parking program for 2010-2011! They have over $475,000 in funding available for new bicycle racks. The major change to the program over […]

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MassBike’s Pioneer Valley Chapter Pushes For Better Bicycle Access To Public Transportation

Through the hard work of the MassBike Pioneer Valley Chapter, 29 new buses owned by the Pioneer Valley Transit Agency will be fitted with bike racks. PVTA buses in the Northern Tier serving the Five College system already had bike racks (year-round, thanks in part to MB/PV’s efforts), but the Southern Tier buses had no […]

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MAPC Regional Bike Parking Program

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has unveiled a new program to help communities provide bicycle parking at minimal cost. This program, which is supported by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Executive Office of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, provides communities with the opportunity to purchase bike racks and related equipment and receive […]

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MassBike In Boston Magazine

Executive Director David Watson was quoted in the recent issue of Boston Magazine! Just one problem with Menino’s mission: There aren’t enough places to park our bikes”not nearly enough. According to David Watson, executive director of the nonprofit MassBike, that shortage is one of the biggest factors deterring people from riding more. Bicycles are not […]

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