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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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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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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week – Bay State Bike Week edition! There are several important public meetings happening this week, including the Beacon Street 75% Design Plans Meeting in Somerville on Tuesday, and Connect Historic Boston in Boston on Thursday. In addition to the events and meetings listed here, be […]

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Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week. Even if it wasn’t the week before Bay State Bike Week, this would still be a busy seven days of meetings, events, and more! Be sure to check out the Bay State Bike Week events calendar to find fun, exciting Bike Week events in your […]

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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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What’s Happening With The I-90 Allston Interchange Project

Tomorrow, Thursday April 24 at 5pm, is an important deadline to submit public comments on the I-90 Allston Interchange Project. At a meeting hosted two weeks ago, MassDOT presented its preliminary plans for the $260 million project, which will realign the Massachusetts Turnpike ramps, open up land for development, and aim to improve conditions for bicyclists and […]

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