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Walking and Biking Advocates Make The Case For Active Transportation At The Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit

Last Thursday, advocates for better walking and biking came together for the 3rd annual Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill. Organized in partnership between MassBike and WalkBoston, the summit was an opportunity for attendees to meet with their elected leaders and talk about about the importance of promoting active transportation […]

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Bike Safety Bills Hearing Report: What’s Next?

Our two bicyclist safety bills had their first hearing in the Joint Committee on Transportation on June 26th. In case you missed our Action Alert, the bills are:  The Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users (S1639) defines vulnerable users and puts more responsibility on motorists to be careful around bicyclists and pedestrians. (Click here for […]

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Comments on the Arlington Improvements to the Minuteman Bikeway

MassDOT and the Town of Arlington are moving ahead with the Arlington Center Safe Travel Project, which would redesign the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Pleasant Street, and Mystic Street in Arlington. The aim of the project, which has been in the works since spring 2011, is to develop a connection for the Minuteman Bikeway at this busy […]

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ACTION ALERT: Critical Moment On Beacon Hill

Monday, the Massachusetts House passed a dramatically scaled-back transportation finance plan – only about 50% of the amount multiple independent analyses have concluded is necessary to maintain our crumbling transportation system and invest in much-needed expansion projects. You can find out more information about the debate here. MassBike is very concerned about the Legislature’s plan […]

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Legislators Co-Sponsoring MassBike Legislation

We are very pleased to report that MassBike’s bills filed in the Legislature last month garnered significant support from legislators across the Commonwealth who signed on to co-sponsor. Please join us in thanking these senators and representatives for their commitment to the safety of bicyclists and other vulnerable road users. “An Act To Protect Vulnerable […]

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MassBike Gets To Work With The New Legislature

Last week, two bills written by MassBike were filed in the Legislature, and we are strongly supporting two other bills to make biking and walking safer. MassBike’s bills are the “Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users”, S.D. 723, and the “Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes”, S.D. 731. Many thanks to Senator William Brownsberger, […]

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Save The Date: Bike/Walk Summit On Beacon Hill

This year is going to be HUGE for transportation funding. The governor recently announced that he is seeking to pump $1 billion more annually into the transportation system, and MassDOT intends to devote a nice slice of that to bike/ped projects. However, negotiations are going to be tough with the Legislature, and we can’t let […]

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Action Alert: Vulnerable Road Users Bill May Die In Committee

This is it. On June 1st, our Vulnerable Road Users bill will die in the Joint Committee on Transportation unless we can convince the committee to report it out. We’re not the only ones who think this bill is needed to protect bicyclists and pedestrians – many of you have voiced your support and so […]

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We Got Beacon Hill Moving!

Last Thursday, May 17th, biking and walking advocates from around the state came to Beacon Hill for Massachusetts’ first Bike/Walk Summit. Simultaneously, scores of people who couldn’t make it to the Summit called in to their state Representative and Senator to let them know that safer streets for biking and walking need to be a […]

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Action Alert: Bike/Walk Summit Call-in TODAY!

Today, advocates from across the Commonwealth are going to be descending on the State House for the Bike/Walk Summit, MassBike’s central event for Bay State Bike Week and co-hosted by WalkBoston. But for those of you who live too far from Boston, or whose schedules don’t allow attending the event, we still want your voices […]

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