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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Support MassBike this week with GlobalGiving

What can you do to help support better bicycling across the state? This week – If you set up a reoccurring donation to MassBike through our friends at GlobalGiving, they will offer a 1 time, 100% match! With your help, we can continue to offer crucial workshops, partner with local municipalities and offer assistance with […]

MassBike’s Barbara Jacobson to Speak at The New England Bike Walk Summit

By Dana Henry, Traffic Safety Store A large mural facing the road. A full scale Bochi ball court beneath an overpass. A public park inside a triangular intersection. Complete Streets advocate Barbara Jacobson has seen countless examples of asphalt transformed into lively public spaces. She will share these during her presentation, “Bicycling: Going Beyond the Paint,” […]

Boston City Council Hearing Testimony

From MassBike’s Programs Director Barbara Jacobson, a letter to Councilor Ayanna Pressley The Honorable Ayanna Pressley 1 City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201 Dear Councilor Pressley: I am writing on behalf of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition in regards to the City of Boston’s efforts to improve the safety of the roadways for vulnerable road users. As […]

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