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ACTION ALERT: Help Needed With Speed Limit Bill

MassBike needs your help to pass House Bill 4728 to reduce the prevailing speed limit in Massachusetts urban areas from 30mph to 25mph. MassBike and other safety advocates have long supported efforts to decrease the speed limit, and this is the closest it has ever been to passing! This bill, originally sponsored by Representative Denise […]

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Globe Magazine Prints MassBike Response

Last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine included MassBike’s response to Doug Most’s misguided May 9th article. The article must have generated a huge response, because the Globe printed seven other letters in addition to mine, all but one of them pro-cyclist. See our original post about this article, and an unedited version of our letter here.

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Globe Gets It Wrong: MassBike’s Response

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine ran an article last weekend (written by a bicyclist, no less) that seriously missed the mark, offering a mixed bag of advice for bicyclists and assigning too little responsibility for road safety to motorists. See the article here. I was quoted, accurately, in the article, but the quote did not […]

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MassBike Works To Improve Bus Safety

Yesterday MassBike, along with representatives from other advocacy groups and the City of Boston met with the MBTA bus training personnel to have a long talk about bus safety. In a very productive and wide ranging talk, we got to know a lot about the how the MBTA handles bus safety, specifically safety around cyclists. […]

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It’s Time To Pass A Vulnerable Road Users Bill

Each of us in the bicycling community has been affected by the two collisions of the past two days. We are sad, angry, and scared. Many of us are wondering what we can do. We, at MassBike, have been working on a new piece a legislation that will help to raise driver awareness of bicyclists […]

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Investing In Biking Could Save Lives

States with the lowest levels of biking and walking have higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease. A new report released today by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. Bicycling and Walking in […]

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MassBike Launches “Same Roads, Same Rules” Campaign

In response to the sharp rise in bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists, MassBike, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Department of Public Health, has launched a new safety campaign to educate both bicyclists and motorists about the […]

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Man Vs Trash Can: Man Loses

I saw the most improbable bicycle crash today on my way to the MassBike office. Don’t worry, no one got hurt. But it does present an opportunity to talk about the dangers of riding on the sidewalk. I was riding down the street, in a perfectly nice bike lane no less, when I saw another […]

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