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Working With MassDOT On The Longfellow Bridge

Earlier this year, we reported on efforts to ensure that bicyclists are fully included in the reconstruction of the iconic Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. See here and here. If you’ve ridden across the bridge this week, you might have noticed that construction has begun on the “early action” sidewalks that MassDOT promised. (Please […]

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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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Bay State Bike Week Rolling Strong, Get Out There And Ride!

The first official statewide Bay State Bike Week is in full gear! We’ve already had awesome bike breakfasts and other events all over the state, with much more to come. The MassCommuter Challenge has blown away its goal of 125,000 miles pledged and is closing in on 200,000 miles! MassBike and MassDOT got together this […]

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MassBike Launches Statewide Safety Education Program, Partners With Top State Agencies

MassBike is very excited to announce that today the Governor, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Public Safety, and the DCR Commissioner announced their partnership with MassBike on our Same Roads Same Rules campaign and Bay State Bike Week. You can read the complete press release below. […]

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Winning A Battle But Losing The War Over The Bridges? Help MassBike Turn The Tide.

At a meeting of the Regional Transportation Advisory Council this week, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Jeff Mullan announced some good news, and some potentially not-so-good news, for bicyclists and pedestrians. First, the good news: Secretary Mullan said clearly that MassDOT will take responsibility for Charles Circle, the horrendous intersection where the Longfellow Bridge enters Boston. […]

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Traffic Advisory: BU Bridge

Massachusetts Department of Transportation TRAFFIC ADVISORY Evening/Overnight Bridge Closure Boston University Bridge On Sunday, February 21, 2010 through Thursday, March 4, 2010 the Boston University Bridge, which carries traffic over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston, will be closed to traffic from 9 PM to 5 AM each week (Sunday to Thursday.) The upstream […]

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New Multi-Use Paths In Watertown

Governor Deval Patrick has announced a new multi-use path and other bicycle improvements for the Watertown area. We here at MassBike support the construction of multi-use paths, and are working hard to make sure we hear more announcements like this in the future. Press release from the governor’s office below. ——————————- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive […]

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MassBike Leads Effort To Revise Bike/Ped Engineering Directive

[Ed. Note: We revised this post to resolve some confusion among our advocacy partners.] Sometimes it’s the seemingly little things that can make a big difference. We often work behind the scenes on the less-than-exciting minutia of government agencies. This involves many meetings, phone calls, and emails about things that most people never hear about, […]

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Longfellow Bridge Bike Lane Saved, And Sidewalks Too!

In a victory for bicyclists and pedestrians, MassDOT today agreed to change its plans to remove a portion of the bike lane on the Longfellow Bridge in order to install sidewalks where none currently exist. Instead, MassDOT opted to build the sidewalks and keep the bike lane by implementing an alternative proposal submitted by MassBike, […]

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