Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

MassBike advocates for policies that encourage and support community wellness, equity, and inclusion, enable sustainable growth, drive economic vitality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

MassBike’s Vision for the Future
Bicycling in Massachusetts is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable way to get around. Roads throughout the state are safe and welcoming for cyclists, and all users interact in a courteous and legal manner. Car-free pathways connect our communities, bicycles are fully integrated into our public transportation system, and secure bike parking is located where people need it. People of all kinds and means choose to bicycle for life, work, and play.

  • MassBike Updates

    Mass Avenue and Appleton Update: March 2023

    A conceptual plan made by Stantec could be used to redesign the Mass/Appleton corridor.

    Arlington is currently hosting a survey to allow comments on the final designs for the Mass Ave and Appleton corridor. The current design includes dutch-style sidewalk-level bike lanes on Massachusetts Avenue which would provide critical protection for vulnerable road users. They're asking for feedback by April 7th, and your support for continuously separated bike lanes is needed.

    In 2020, a bicyclist was killed in this corridor by a driver, resulting in a process to implement short and long-term safety improvements. While some improvements have been installed, a reconstruction project to further protections and close a bike lane gap is now in discussion. 

    A new plan, with sidewalk-level bicycle lanes, will narrow travel lanes, decrease speeds, add separation between bicyclists and drivers, and will improve safety for all users on this dangerous corridor. It will also preserve the most important parking, and make the corridor into a downtown-like environment to help businesses. 

    Progress on these plans depends on your support!

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    New Massachusetts Vulnerable Road Users Laws - Webinar Recap and FAQ

    On March 13th, MassBike Executive Director, Galen Mook, and State Senator Will Brownsberger, hosted a webinar discussing the new vulnerable road users laws that will go into effect in Massachusetts on April 1, 2023.

    The laws include a variety of measures that will increase roadway safety across the commonwealth. Senator Brownsberger noted that this legislative win has been in the works for the past ten years and was a testament to the collaborative efforts of legislators and advocates. Mook provided an overview of the new laws and fielded a robust Q&A from participants.

    You can view the webinar on the MassBike YouTube Channel and check out the Vulnerable Road Users Laws webinar slides. Below you will find an excerpt from our Massachusetts Vulnerable Road Users Laws One-Pager and the most pertinent questions from our Q&A session.

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