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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Help Save Bike Funding!

Right now – there’s a serious threat to bike funding and we need your help. Congress is considering three amendments to the transportation bill that will cut the two most important funding sources for bike projects. These cuts would make it much harder for communities to build bike infrastructure. PeopleForBikes has an easy letter-writing tool to use to […]

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Fireside Chat with Ted King

From our friends at Landry’s Bicycles: Tuesday November 24th, 6pm – 8:30pm Toss on your smoking jacket and tweed as we first party then sit down for a conversation with Ted King, retiring pro-cyclist who tackled the sport’s biggest events including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, the hallowed Spring Classics, and the UCI World […]

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UMass Boston’s Healey Library Fast Becoming National Resource on Bicycling History

Original Post from UMass Boston News By Colleen Locke | September 23, 2015 The Joseph P. Healey Library’s University Archives and Special Collections Department’s collection on bicycling history grew even larger on Tuesday, with the addition of 200 boxes of records from the League of American Wheelmen (LAW). Known as the League of American Bicyclists […]

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How to Stop Getting Buzzed – A Call to Action on Three Key Bills

By RICHARD FRIES, Executive Director   I’m riding 2×2 with a good friend in Gloucester, which sees more than its share of bicycles. Car traffic is light on this splendid autumn Sunday. We’re riding to the right, tightly enough so that our forearms occasionally bump as we chat about our spouses, our families, our jobs and […]

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DCR Recreational Advisory: Temporary Path Closures for the Paul Dudley White Bike Path in Boston

DCR Recreational Advisory: Temporary Path Closures for the Paul Dudley White Bike Path in Boston WHAT: Beginning on Monday, November 2, 2015, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) anticipates closing four segments of the Paul Dudley White Multi-Use Path for reconstruction and restoration work. The project will include reconstruction, re-striping, loam and seeding of shoulders, […]

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The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program

The John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program has generously awarded MassBike with non-qualified runner entries for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Each April, thousands of accomplished runners descend upon Boston to participate in the legendary Boston Marathon, one of the most prestigious and renowned road racing events across the globe. As these runners take on the daunting physical challenge […]

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Capital Conversations with MassDOT

Monday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. Boston English High School, 144 McBride Street, Boston Monday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. Leominster City Hall, 25 West Street, Leominster Thursday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. Cambridge Rindge […]

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Action Alert! National Public Transportation Safety Plan

Have you ever been passed too closely by a bus while riding your bike? Ever had to navigate a huge transit facility that felt unsafe? Can you think of a piece of property owned by a transit agency which could be used to make bicycling safer in your community? Today you can make a difference, […]

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PARK(ing) Day 2015 – The Pallet Cleanser Project

Report by Programs Director Barbara Jacobson What is PARK(ing) Day? PARK(ing) Day takes place in cities worldwide the third Friday in September and celebrated its tenth anniversary this year! The event originated in 2005 to address the lack of open/public space in San Francisco and has expanded each year since. The premise of the event […]

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