Joint Committee on Transportation Public Hearing Recap

Standing Room Only As Bicyclists Compel Lawmakers to Act on Key Bills First off, the big question of the day…How did it go? MassBike representatives arrived at the State House this morning to see a full house. Legislators, advocates, enthusiasts, those who have been impacted by injury or loss of a loved one, law enforcement, […]

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Safer Streets in Brookline!

This Thursday January 7th Transportation Division staff will present the proposed bicycle improvement plan for the Beacon Street westbound (Marion to Westbourne Terrace) portion of the corridor. Following the presentation members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee and Transportation Board will take public comment on the proposed plans under consideration. No action will be taken by […]

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State House Hearings on Key Bike Bills – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the hearings before the Joint Committee on Transportation afford citizens the opportunity to speak for or against proposed legislation. So far, we’ve received excellent feedback from the hill at the overwhelming number of letters and e-mails that have been sent in support of these bills. For that, we thank you for […]

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State House Hearings on Key Bike Bills Set for Jan. 6

Lawmakers Consider Truck Side Guards, Three-foot Rule, and Other Bills BOSTON, DEC. 29, 2015 – Hearings have been scheduled on Beacon Hill for several key bills that would impact bicyclists in Massachusetts. To be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m., these hearings before the Joint Committee on Transportation afford citizens the opportunity to speak […]

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Fred Flintstone, George Jetson and the I-90 Interchange

The deadline for comment on the Interstate 90 Interchange project in Allston was this past week. Below is the letter filed by MassBike Executive Director Richard Fries. To Whom it May Concern, I deeply appreciate the effort made to present a number of options and schemes to re-build the Interstate 90 interchange in Allston. The […]

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Boston Marathon 2016 – MassBike’s Running to Ride Team!

Welcome aboard Jenn Blazejewski of Cambridge and Rob Larsen of Roslindale! We’re thrilled to announce that Jenn Blazejewski and Rob Larsen will be running Boston 2016 on behalf of MassBike as part of our Running to Ride Team, thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. With a collective fundraising goal of $20,000 we know that […]

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2015 Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 7pm Where: Forge Baking Company, 626 Somerville Ave, Somerville You are invited to the MassBike Annual Meeting to meet the staff, the board and hear Executive Director Richard Fries discuss the 2015 accomplishments and the 2016 ambitions.  

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Deadline for Public Comment Extended to November 30 for Improved Multi-Modal Safety and Access to Emerald Necklace Parks in Jamaica Plain

PLEASE NOTE: PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINES EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015 IMPROVED MULTI-MODAL SAFETY & ACCESS TO EMERALD NECKLACE PARKS IN JAMAICA PLAIN The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) recently hosted a series of three public meetings to engage area residents and stakeholders in addressing issues around […]

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Public Meeting: Watertown-Cambridge Greenway

Meeting reminder! Marking your calendars: Monday, November 30, 6:30pm – 8pm WATERTOWN-CAMBRIDGE GREENWAY PROJECT The Watertown-Cambridge Greenway is an effort launched with the joint purchase of a former B&M Railroad line, the Watertown Branch, by the City of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to create a multi-use pathway and greenway.  This […]

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Lessons from Denmark – People focused policy and design

By Andreas Wolfe, Program Manager Over the last few years we’ve gotten to celebrate a number victories here in the Boston area. In just 12 months, we’ve seen the Connect Historic Boston Trail enter construction and celebrated the announcement of high quality bike infrastructure along Commonwealth Ave near Boston University and on Beacon Street in Somerville. Cities across the […]

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