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Walking and Biking Advocates Make The Case For Active Transportation At The Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit

Last Thursday, advocates for better walking and biking came together for the 3rd annual Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill. Organized in partnership between MassBike and WalkBoston, the summit was an opportunity for attendees to meet with their elected leaders and talk about about the importance of promoting active transportation […]

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DCR And Advocacy Groups Discuss Snow Removal And Bicycle Transportation Policies

Bicycle advocacy groups, including MassBike, Boston Cyclists Union, and LivableStreets Alliance, recently met with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to discuss the need to update DCR policies to reflect the use of their pathways as transportation facilities, and improve year-round maintenance and snow clearance policies. The meeting was the result of a response […]

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MassBike Responds To Snow Removal Controversy

UPDATE 2/19: Great news – MassBike is very pleased to announce that DCR has agreed to convene a meeting. Yesterday,¬†Commissioner Jack Murray and I had a productive conversation about the need to address both snow removal and bicycle transportation policy. This is a very welcome step toward¬†better aligning the needs of people who ride bikes […]

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Biking The Charles With MassDOT And DCR

I spent half a day last week riding around the Charles River Basin looking at the bridges, intersections, and paths, and identifying problems and brainstorming solutions with fellow advocates from WalkBoston, LivableStreets Alliance, Boston Cyclists Union, and the Esplanade Association. We work with these groups regularly, but this gathering was noteworthy because we were all […]

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Support Mountain Biking In The Middlesex Fells

As we reported last February, the Department of Conservation and Recreation is conducting a planning process for the Middlesex Fells Reservation. The draft plan is now available for comment until November 19, 2010. (Download draft plan) MassBike supports the efforts of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) to expand opportunities for mountain biking in […]

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Tour De Quabbin Supports MassBike

Big thanks to the many awesome riders of the 27th annual Tour De Quabbin. Over $200 in contributions were collected and sent to support MassBike. Thanks to all who contributed and thanks to the many MassDOT and DCR riders who supported us. Thank you all very much!

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MassBike Supports Mountain Biking In Middlesex Fells

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is currently conducting a planning process for the trail system in the Middlesex Fells Reservation. In connection with the process, the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) is proposing a comprehensive plan for mountain biking in the Fells. MassBike supports NEMBA’s efforts to create more opportunities for riding […]

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DCR Notice: Work Near Charles River Bike Path

Heads up everyone, seems the DCR will be doing a bit of work that might affect the bike path for the next couple weeks, see below. ———————————— Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) crews will begin lead-abatement work on about one mile of decorative fencing between the bicycle/pedestrian pathway and the Charles River along […]

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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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