West Station Is Approaching

Today Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that West Station construction will be part of the Allston I-90 Interchange Improvement Project. This new Commuter Rail station in Allston will be partially funded by Harvard, which owns the surrounding land. Also at the announcement were Senator William Brownsberger, sponsor […]

The Different Safe Routes to School

Everyone in Massachusetts should have the option to ride his or her bike safely. This is especially true for young, school-aged riders. The benefits of getting kids on bikes are big: healthier kids, less air pollution, and a larger cycling community that can encourage infrastructure changes such as new bike lanes or paths. But one […]

Action Alert: Help Create a People’s Pike

Thursday, September 18, come to the public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment, which will rebuild the Pike and Cambridge Street in Allston. A strong cyclist presence at the meeting means a strong voice for a new “People’s Pike” built with all users, including local cyclists, in mind. Come to the meeting and let MassDOT […]

Foxx Announces New Initiative at Pro Walk/Pro Bike

At Pro Walk/Pro Bike today, Secretary Anthony Foxx of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a new USDOT national bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative to Close gaps in bicycle and pedestrian networks, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Conduct bicycle and pedestrian safety assessments in every state. Recently in Quincy, MassBike and WalkBoston led one of […]

Will Beer for Bike

You may have heard about how The People’s Pint was supporting bicycling in general and MassBike specifically back in June. Last week we had a chance to enjoy the beer along with the support during a Training Wheels tasting at the Craft Beer Cellar in Newton. At the tasting a steady stream of people came […]

Biking in Melrose: Good for Business

This August, Melrose became the latest community to participate in MassBike’s Bikeable Communities Program. The Melrose Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, which promotes biking and walking in Melrose, contacted us because they wanted more information about how they could implement bike infrastructure in their city and encourage more biking for transportation. As Kara Showers, of […]

MassBike Is Hiring a New Executive Director

Yesterday we announced that David Watson is stepping down as the Executive Director of MassBike. Now we are starting the search for a new ED. If you or anyone you know is interested, read the job description here (pdf), and send an application to EDsearch@massbike.org!

Executive Director David Watson Shifts Gears

Today our Executive Director, David Watson, announced that he will be leaving MassBike. David has been with us for more than eight years and in that time has used his passion for biking to help make Massachusetts safer for all cyclists. Watson remembers biking in the streets of Massachusetts at the beginning of his tenure […]

Complete Streets Certification Program Funded – And More From The Healthy Transportation Compact

Big news this week when the Healthy Transportation Compact (HTC) met in Boston. At the meeting, MassDOT announced an initial investment of up to $5 million for the critical Complete Streets Certification Program. The program provides competitive funds to cities and towns to create streets that are safe and welcoming for all users. Led by […]

All the World’s a Playway

MassBike’s Jimmy Pereira at the DSNI Playway Imagine what it would be like to have a street dedicated to bicycling and walking. This street is not a shared bike lane. It is a neighborhood block with houses and open spaces for play and community engagement.What you are picturing is a playway. Playways are temporary street […]