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MassBike Introduces Multilingual Bicycle Safety Guides

Today at the Moving Together bicycle and pedestrian conference in Boston, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) introduced new versions of its most popular educational publications in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, and Haitian-Creole. Arabic and Portuguese versions will follow shortly. The new materials are: “Go By Bike: A Guide to Bicycling in […]

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Action Alert: Last Chance To Influence Congress?

A small group of House and Senate leaders (including our own Representative Ed Markey) are still negotiating on the final transportation bill right now. The window is closing fast on our last real chance to impact the bill. It’s all in their hands—whether or not local communities will have access to funds to build biking […]

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Amendment To Save Biking Defeated

We just learned that the Petri/Johnson/Lipinski Amendment, which would have funded for biking and walking programs in the House Transportation Bill, was defeated by a close vote of 29 – 27. We want to give a huge thanks to Representative Michael Capuano, who voted in favor of the amendment, and to all of you who […]

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Save Cycling At The 12th Annual National Bike Summit

With the current threats to federal bike funding it is more important than ever to show your support for bicycling. On March 20 – 22, the 12th annual National Bike Summit will take place in Washington D.C. and bring together advocates and government official from across the country to talk about biking in America. This […]

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Situation Worsens In House

We reported last week that the House of Representatives was moving to eliminate critical federal funding for biking and walking. The situation in the House is even more dire than we thought. Today, the House releases its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Act. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on the bill […]

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Wrapping Up The Bike Class Season

Despite getting a late start, it’s been a big summer for the Education Program here at MassBike. It’s with a tinge of sadness that we schedule the last of the classes for 2011 because that means we’ll have to wait for the spring thaw to start them back up. That means it’s your last chance […]

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Thank You For Saving Federal Funding!

Your voice has been heard in Congress! Thanks to all of you who responded to our Action Alert this week, federal funding for all transportation programs (including biking and walking) has been extended until March 31, 2012. Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, and Recreational Trails will continue to receive funding. The bicycling community nationwide […]

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ACTION ALERT: Protect Federal Funding For Biking

This year, around $700 million of Federal transportation funds, which is less than 2 percent of total transportation dollars, will be spent on bicycling and walking nationwide. In 2012 that figure might be zero. Please contact Senators Kerry and Brown TODAY and let them know you support continued funding for biking and walking. Congressional leaders […]

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Request Free Bike Safety Classes At Your Kids’ Schools

The school year is coming up fast, so we wanted to let parents know about the bike safety classes available to kids between grades 4 and 8. Every year, we instruct thousands of children on how to ride their bike safely, and we want to reach thousands more this fall!  We need your help to […]

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MassBike Education Program Gaining Momentum

When I started at MassBike a month ago, I hit the ground rolling with the education program. Teaching current and future bicyclists safety and confidence is an important part of what we do at MassBike, so I was glad to get started on it as soon as I joined the team. Our commuter workshop program […]

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