Tag Archives | local advocacy

Revisiting the Question, How Bikeable is Boston?

What makes for a bikeable street, neighborhood, and community? There are many factors, and we’ve been busy collecting data and observations for a number of Boston neighborhoods to revisit the findings from our very first Bikeability Assessment. In 2009, MassBike completed a Bikeability Assessment of key street segments in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, East Boston, Mattapan, […]

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A Bright Outlook For Westfield And Its Local Advocates

Westfield is poised to get a lot better for biking. In July, Programs Director Price and I (Kim) traveled to Westfield, a city in the southern part of the Pioneer Valley, to conduct a bikeability assessment. We met up with eight volunteers from the community to gather observations about key roadways identified by the Friends […]

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Better Biking On The Vineyard With MassBike

Earlier in July, Programs Director Price and I (Kim) had the opportunity to tour Martha’s Vineyard (on bike—of course!) with some local planners and advocates, and to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Bicycle-Pedestrian Planning Advisory Committee (MVBPAC) meeting for the month of July. We were there to take a look at some of the gaps in […]

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MassBike Supporting Communities

Beginning more than three years ago, MassBike has been working with Chelsea Creek Action Group/E3C in East Boston to improve the biking (and walking) environment and encourage more people to bike, with the support of the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, and Communities Putting Prevention to Work. More recently, MassBike, along with WalkBoston, has […]

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Last Chance To Attend Chapter Summit: RSVP Now

Our first-ever MassBike Chapter Summit is this Saturday in Worcester. We’ve extended the registration deadline, but you must RSVP to events@massbike.org before 5pm on Friday. The location and other details will be emailed to registrants. You should attend the Chapter Summit if: You are ready to play an active role in making bicycling safer, better, […]

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MassBike Announces Chapter Summit: Local Issues, Statewide Vision

MassBike will hold its first-ever Chapter Summit on Saturday, December 4, 2010, 9am-1pm, in Worcester. The theme for the summit is “Local Issues, Statewide Vision”. For years, MassBike has had regional chapters in Metro Boston, the Pioneer Valley, and the Cape & Islands, to help local advocates focus on local bicycling issues with the support […]

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