Each legislative session, MassBike supports bills that will make bicycling better for riders across the Commonwealth. You can view our past legislative wins and read on to learn more about the bills we're supporting this session.

Below are the state-level bills that MassBike is supporting during the 193rd legislative session:


An Act relative to class 3 electric bicycles

Filed by: Senator DiDomenico (Middlesex and Suffolk)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): S.2230

What this legislation does:

  • Adds a definition for Class-3 e-bikes to state law and cleans up the e-bike definition bill from the last session

An Act expanding community access to electric bicycles

Filed by: Representative Natalie Blais (1st Franklin)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): H.3145

What this legislation does:

  • Establishes a grant program to fund e-bikes for municipalities, non-profits, and businesses


Roadway Safety

An Act relative to roadway safety

Filed by: Representative Tommy Vitolo (15th Norfolk)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): H.3470

What this legislation does:

  • Redefines crosswalks as "marked crossings" and expands protections to "vulnerable users"

An Act to promote safe bicycle yielding

Filed by: Representative Jennifer Balinsky Armini (8th Essex) and Representative Lindsay N. Sabadosa (1st Hampshire)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): H.3702

What this legislation does:

  • Allows bicyclists to legally treat stop signs as "yield"

Trail Development

An Act establishing the municipal utility corridor public access program

Filed by: Representative Michelle Ciccolo (15th Middlesex)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): H.3158

What this legislation does:

  • The Department of Public Utilities shall establish a municipal utility corridor public access program


An Act to Establish a Local Option Municipal Excise Tax on Unused Utility Corridors

Filed by: Representative Michelle Ciccolo (15th Middlesex)

Bill Numbers (193rd Session): H.4000

What this legislation does:

  • Allows municipalities to tax unused utility corridors to incentivize utilities to allow public access or to sell to the state or others to be turned into recreational trails