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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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A Big Congrats to Lexington for Achieving Bronze-Level Bike Friendly Status!

Last week, the League of American Bicyclists released their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities for 2014, and named Lexington as Bronze Level winner. Lexington joins Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Newton, Northampton, and Somerville as a Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly Communities, and brings the commonwealth’s total to seven. According to Lexington Patch: The application process was coordinated by Bicycle […]

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ACTION ALERT: Tell USDOT To Measure Up And Set Goals To Reduce Bicyclist And Pedestrian Fatalities

5,000 bicyclists and pedestrians die on our roads in the U.S. every year. That represents a full 16% of all roadway fatalities. These deaths are preventable through better design, policies, and implementation. So what is the United States Department of Transportation planning to do to address this issue? Effectively, nothing. Within its recently-released proposed safety […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

From all of us at MassBike, we hope you had a safe, fun, and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Tuesday, May 27 Public Meeting: West Bridgewater, Hockomock River Bridge Replacement Project Time: 7:00 PM Location: The Howard School Cafeteria, 70 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA Description: MassDOT will host […]

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Take a Virtual Ride Along the Somerville Community Path Extension

After years of championing, Boston-area biking and walking advocates scored a huge victory in April when MassDOT, the MBTA, and the City of Somerville announced that funding for the extension of the Somerville Community Path would included as part of the Green Line Extension Project. MassBike has been actively campaigning for the Community Path to be extended […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here’s the weekly meetings and events roundup for the week of May 19. Tuesday, May 20 Public Meeting: Springfield, I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation 25% Design Time: 6:30 PM Location: Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA Description: MassDOT will host this meeting to discuss their project rehabilitating the I-90 viaduct through downtown Springfield. The project does not contain any specific […]

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Lowell Residents Speak Up For Better Biking

On Tuesday night, Lowell residents turned out in numbers to let Mayor Rodney Elliott and the City Council know that they want more opportunities for people to ride bikes in Lowell, and they were heard. On the agenda at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was a motion, introduced by councilor Rita Mercier, to remove the recently-installed […]

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Find Out What’s In The Massachusetts Transportation Bond Bill for Biking And Walking

On Friday, April 18, Governor Patrick signed the Transportation Bond Bill (H.4046) into law, which provides for $12.7 billion in financing for transportation improvements across Massachusetts. MassBike is very pleased with the outcome: $377,255,000 for the design, construction and repair of, or improvements to, pedestrian, bicycle and multi-use pathways; $50,000,000 for a Complete Streets certification and grant program […]

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MassBike Partners With MassDOT and DPH On New Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

On Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the details of the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program. In it’s first year, the program will launch a statewide safety awareness campaign, work intensively in 12 communities statewide, and engage partnerships with Regional Planning Agencies, local leaders, and law enforcement officials. This initiative marks the […]

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ACTION ALERT: Save the Bike Lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard in Lowell

The City of Lowell is considering removing bike lanes on Father Morissette Boulevard less than a year after their installation. Last August, the city installed the bike lanes between Pawtucket Street and Arcand Drive, following recommendations made in the Lowell Downtown Evolution Plan. This was an important step towards making Lowell a more accommodating place for residents to ride bikes […]

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