Easthampton: Manhan Rail Trail Construction Causes Detours

Residents of Easthampton and surrounding communities in the Pioneer Valley will have to seek alternate routes if they are planning to travel along the Manhan Rail Trail corridor this spring and summer. MassBike’s Pioneer Valley Chapter (MassBike PV) reported the closure on Facebook yesterday. The closure is due to construction related to the Pioneer Mills […]

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Mark Your Calendars For Bay State Bike Week!

What do the Northampton Tweed Ride, Jamaica Plain Free Pancake Breakfast, Franklin Bike Rodeo, and over 170 other local bike events around Massachusetts all have in common? They are all part of Bay State Bike Week, the annual celebration of human-powered transportation across Massachusetts. With temperatures quickly rising, it’s time to polish off that dirty […]

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This Thursday, The Mass Pike Straightening Project Begins Public Process

This Thursday, April 10, MassDOT will host a public meeting in Allston to discuss the upcoming Massachusetts Turnpike Straightening Project, a $260 million project to simplify the ramp system at the Allston interchange, replace the structurally deficient elevated portion of the turnpike, and better support and maintain the future all electronic “open road” tolling at the interchange. The […]

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MassBike Trains The Trainers About Bike Safety In Fall River

It was a cold day but that wouldn’t stop a dedicated group of would-be bike trainers. Last Friday, the MassBike program team led a workshop for adults interested in teaching children on-bike skills and bicycle safety in Fall River, a community that has seen significant momentum build for bicycling since the city was designated a […]

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DCR And Advocacy Groups Discuss Snow Removal And Bicycle Transportation Policies

Bicycle advocacy groups, including MassBike, Boston Cyclists Union, and LivableStreets Alliance, recently met with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to discuss the need to update DCR policies to reflect the use of their pathways as transportation facilities, and improve year-round maintenance and snow clearance policies. The meeting was the result of a response […]

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4th Annual South Coast Bikeway Summit This Thursday

Exciting things are happening for biking on the South Coast. This Thursday, March 27, the South Coast Bikeway Alliance will host the 4th annual summit from 5-8 pm at the Fort Tabor Community Center, 1000 Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford. The festivities will begin with a welcome session from 5-6 pm followed by presentations from […]

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Will The Supreme Court Ruling On Rail Trails Affect Massachusetts?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down it’s decision in the “rail trails” case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States. The ruling generated a lot of buzz within the bicycle advocacy community, particularly among rail trail advocates. While initially the ruling appeared to seal a grim fate for existing and future […]

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MassBike Goes To Washington: A Recap Of The National Bike Summit

“This isn’t just an issue of recreation; it’s an issue of equality, bringing people together, expanding the middle class and helping people who are trying to get into the middle class.” These were heartening words to hear coming from keynote speaker US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at last week’s 2014 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., […]

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City of Boston Wins National Grant To Build Protected Bike Lanes

Here at MassBike, we were thrilled to hear the news yesterday that Boston was selected as one of PeopleForBikes’ Green Lane Project cities. Under this intensive two-year program, Boston will be one of six US cities to receive “financial, strategic and technical assistance to create low-stress streets and increase vitality in urban centers through the installation […]

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Complete Streets Bill And Paths Funding Passes MA Senate

Last week, the Massachusetts Senate voted to approve the Transportation Bond Bill. The great news is that they voted to preserve $50 million for a Complete Streets incentive program, and $377 million over the next five years for bike and pedestrian paths. MassBike joins its Active Streets partners Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Massachusetts Public Health […]

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