Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation.

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.

  • From the blog

    We Need Each Other

    A letter from Executive Director Galen Mook:

    "We need each other."

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    These words resounded among the more than one-hundred mourners who gathered in the cold and the rain for the Paula Sharaga Ghost Bike dedication ceremony this past Sunday.

    Paula, an experienced urban cyclist, was struck and killed two weeks ago by a cement truck driver passing through an intersection in Boston.

    "We need each other," we all said, collectively, after every refrain from Reverend Laura Everett during the dedication ceremony.

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    A Year End Update from Executive Director Galen Mook

    As I look back on bicycle advocacy in 2018, a statistical graphic sent out by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles comes to mind. It shows that we have had three fatal bicycle crashes on public roads this year. Three crashes – down 70% from 10 crashes in 2017, and down 75% from the the 12 crashes in 2015. And even though MassBike’s own count of fatal crashes has the total at five people (the RMV statistics miss crashes on private property such as Jessiah Rivera, age 4, hit on a sidewalk of a parking lot, and Stuart Finkelstein, age 58, who crashed on a municipal bike path in Nantucket), fewer fatal crashes is something to champion as we round out the year.

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