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Spreading The Word About Complete Streets

MassDOT is offering trainings for local officials, transportation professionals and advocates around the state on how to design for “Complete Streets.” Complete Streets is a design concept that emphasizes planning for all users of the road, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and people with disabilities. Even though this would seem to be a straightforward […]

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Improving Dangerous Intersections In Underserved Communities

MassBike was recently invited by MassDOT to participate in a Road Safety Audit to help improve Morton Street in Mattapan. This is just one of many audits that take place around the state to improve our most dangerous intersections, and MassBike has been a strong supporter of this work. Fixing this corridor is important, and […]

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MassBike And MassDOT, Moving Together

Last Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation hosted the Moving Together Conference, which is an annual conference bringing together bike and pedestrian advocates with state and municipal officials to discuss active transportation in the Bay State. This year’s theme was “Advancing Healthy Transportation with GreenDOT,” GreenDot being MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability policy. We were especially excited […]

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State Plans To Improve Charles River Path

Tree-covered with spectacular views of Boston and Cambridge’s skylines, the Charles River pathway system provides a refuge for runners, walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters alike from all of the pollution and noise of streets. But even though this public amenity is excellent, there is a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, staff from Massachusetts Department […]

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MassDOT And RMV Bringing Bicyclist Safety To Drivers

As part of our ongoing work with MassDOT, this year MassBike has been expanding our cooperation with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. In May, our collaboration resulted in a revised Go By Bike brochure, released during Bay State Bike Week. But there have been two other notable milestones in our work with RMV this year: […]

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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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Bay State Bike Week 2011

The 2nd annual Bay State Bike Week is set for May 14-20, a week of celebrating bicycle transportation across the Commonwealth. Last year was the first year that MassDOT and MassBike partnered to make Bay State Bike Week a truly statewide celebration and, as we learned, unique in the country. This year Bay State Bike […]

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Live From Moving Together Conference

Moving Together is the annual statewide conference on biking and walking held each year by MassDOT.  Secretary of Transportation Jeff Mullan is speaking to a packed house of over 300 advocates, citizens, and state, local, and federal officials.  He’s talking about the new GreenDOT sustainability initiative.

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MassBike’s ED Appointed To MassDOT Transportation Advisory Committee

MassBike Executive Director David Watson has been appointed to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s new statewide advisory committee. The Transportation Advisory Committee, which meets for the first time later this month, will advise the MassDOT board and leadership. MassBike will have a direct say in the full range of transportation issues facing the state. The […]

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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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