Craig Della Penna

  • 2022 MassBike Annual Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm for our virtual MassBike Annual Meeting. Tune in to learn about all the bike-friendly work MassBike did in 2022 with our coalition partners and catch up with advocates from across the state. The formal agenda will include a legislative update with some bike-friendly champions, a look into our Worcester E-Bike Program, and more. The evening will conclude with short break-out sessions to allow for small-group conversations with fellow better bicycling advocates. RSVP below today- we look forward to seeing you on December 6th.

    The 2022 Annual Meeting will include...

    Legislative Panel

    Massachusetts was named the #1 Bike-Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists– our one ding was lack of state legislation. However, this was a big year for bike-friendly initiatives on Beacon Hill. MassBike Executive Director, Galen Mook, and MassBike Board Member, Kristen Sykes, will co-host a panel with a few of our legislative champions.

    Worcester E-Bike Program Update

    Our E-Bike Grant Manager, Alex Salcedo, will give a program update and we'll hear from participants about the impact of the Worcester E-Bike Program.

    Older Adult Programming Spotlight

    The MassBike team will discuss our partnership with the City of Cambridge on the Healthy Aging Bicycling Clinic & Group Rides and the expansion of our older adult programming in the City of Worcester thanks to support from AARP Massachusetts and an AARP Community Challenge Grant.

    Worcester Mechanics & Modifications class with AARP Massachusetts

    Cambridge Healthy Aging Bicycle Clinic (Photo credit: Susan Margo Ecker)

    After the formal agenda, join fellow better bicycling advocates from around the state for 30-minutes of small group conversations.

    RSVP below today– we look forward to seeing you on December 6th!

    December 06, 2022 at 6:00pm
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  • Surface Transportation Board Decision Helps Move Sudbury Rail Trail Forward

    By Craig Della Penna

    Recently, an interesting “transportation-related”  case was decided-on in DC. A kind of case not normally seen going to the Surface Transportation Board (STB). A case that was a last gasp, Hail Mary Pass of a "Not In My Backyard" group opposed to the development of a rail-trail in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The case, though obscure, will have a great impact on the development of the longest rail-trail network in the northeast. But first, a little history...

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  • No Geoff. There won’t be any more corridor on Cape Cod using railbanking. Railbanking is a unusual way to do things, but it was needed in these couple of cases.

  • I’ll add-in that Bill Numbers (192nd Session): HD.456 and SD.160 is pretty important in that it will fill-in the one main gap in what will be the longest interstate trail in the northeast—the New Haven & Northampton Canal Greenway. Craig Della Penna 413 575 2277 [email protected]

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