Design Exception Review - Holyoke

MassBike, working MassDOT’s Design Exception Review Committee, has formally expressed disapproval for a plan in Holyoke that would fail to provide safe passage for bicycle riders and pedestrians under Interstate 91 along Lower Westfield Road, near the Holyoke Mall.

Founded in 2003, the DER Committee serves as a design forum for both internal district engineers and external organizations such as the Federal Highway Administration and nonprofit advocacy groups such as MassBike. While mostly serving as an advisory panel, the DER Committee has placed more attention in recent years on healthy transportation elements.

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Diverged Ride and Digression Ride, Overland Base Camp's annual trail fundraiser rides

From our good friends at Overland Base Camp, we have the following announcement on their Diverged and Digression Rides on April 22nd and 27th. Each ride will benefit MassBike as well as a local trail association! Thank you Overland Base Camp for your generous support.

Following release is from Overland Base Camp:

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MassDOT Announces New Shared-use Tri-Community Bikeway in Stoneham, Winchester, Woburn

Boston – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that construction of the Tri-Community Bikeway will begin in the spring to create a multi-use path system from Winchester to Stoneham with a western spur to Woburn.

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Beacon Hill Shows Early Support for ‘Omni-bike’ Bill

Beacon Hill Shows Early Support for ‘Omni-bike’ Bill 
Co-sponsors Line Up to Back ‘An Act to reduce traffic fatalities’

Lawmakers at the Massachusetts State House showed strong early support for a massive transportation safety bill that includes several provisions to improve conditions for bicycle riders. As the deadline for bill co-sponsors passed Friday Feb. 3, 73 lawmakers had signed on as sponsors of the House bill; another 38 had sponsored the Senate version.

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Bike Lane Protection Bill Signed into Law!

After a lengthy process that went up against the last possible moment on Friday, the Bike Lane Protection Bill was signed into law by Governor Baker!

Thanks to the support of our members, the efforts of groups like Livable Streets Alliance and the Boston Cyclists Union, and the hard work of key legislators like Senator William Brownsberger and Representative Dave Rogers we are able to celebrate this victory! MassBike filed this piece of legislation and we could not be more thrilled about this success.

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Bike Lane Bill arrives on Governor Charlie Baker's Desk

After many months of hard work and support from Senator William Brownsberger and other key bike friendly legislators, the Bike Lane Protection Bill has moved forward and is now on Governor Baker's desk!

In a flurry of activity on the last day of the legislative session, Beacon Hill lawmakers sent several pieces of legislation through that had remained stalled due to elections and holidays. Included in this last minute activity was H.3072/S.2534 the Bike Lane Protection Bill. 

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You did it! We DOUBLED our fundraising goal!

We are stunned, overwhelmed, and brimming with gratitude.

You not only helped us reach our $5000 #GivingTuesday goal, but you sent it through the roof!

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What will your Giving Tuesday gift support?

We are asking for your help on this #GivingTuesday. What will your gift support?


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Support MassBike on Giving Tuesday

You've feasted with friends and family. You've shopped. Now it's time to give back. #GivingTuesday is here!

We need your help to make 2016 a banner year for bikes in Massachusetts. We are hoping to raise $5000 this #GivingTuesday. Your support will go directly into the programs and initiatives that will make your town a safer and more enjoyable place to bike.

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