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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts. Wednesday, July 9 Public Meeting: Lawrence, Union Crossing Pedestrian Improvement Project Time: 7:00 PM Location: Lawrence Public Library, Main Library, 3rd Fl, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA Description: MassDOT will host this meeting. According to MassDOT, “The proposed project will install pedestrian enhancements, including: new sidewalks, lighting […]

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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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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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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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