OmniBike Bill Moves Forward with New Draft

March 25, 2018

Have you traveled with your bike? Maybe you visited Pennsylvania where there is a 4 foot passing rule for motorists overtaking cyclists. How about Arizona? The traffic cameras there discourage motorists from running red lights. If you haven’t biked in China, perhaps you’ve bought a toy truck made in China. All trucks in China have side guards, so toy trucks made in China also have side guards.

Senator Brownsberger and Representatives Rogers and Hecht have authored a bill alongside advocates from various organizations such as the Vision Zero Coalition, Livable Streets, WalkBoston and the Boston Cyclists Union, and MassBike. An Act to reduce traffic fatalities (formerly S.1905/H.2877, now due to a new draft can be found as S.2362 with an updated House bill number coming later this week) was reported favorably on from the Joint Committee on Transportation and now will move onto the Ways and Means Committee.

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Governor Baker Authorizes $1.4 Billion for Enviornmental Bond Bill

March 15, 2018

From the office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito:

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation Committing Over $1.4 Billion to Climate Change, Environmental Protection, and Community Investments

Projects Will Continue the Baker-Polito Administration’s Strong Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Environmental Stewardship

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Richard Fries Steps Down as MassBike Executive Director

February 19, 2018

Richard Fries Steps Down as MassBike Executive Director

Richard Fries will step down as executive director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, better known as MassBike. Having served as executive director for three years, Fries will retain a position on the organization’s Board of Directors.

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Experts to lead Boot Camp Panels

February 06, 2018

At MassBike's second Bike Advocacy Boot Camp on Saturday, February 10, leaders in DIY activism, advocacy, and education will come together for a day of panels and discussion. The day long event provides an intensive conference and workshop designed to engage and educate local advocates. 

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.5 Million to Design Northern Strand Community Trail

February 02, 2018

The following is a press release from the Baker-Polito Administration:

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.5 Million to Design Northern Strand Community Trail
Funding Will Produce Design and Construction Documents for Trail Construction

LYNN – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the commitment of at least $1.5 million to fund designs for the Northern Strand Community Trail in Everett, Lynn, Malden, Revere, and Saugus. The funding, awarded through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Gateway City Parks Program, enables the design of the trail, development of bid-ready construction documents, and receipt of all necessary construction permits. When completed, the trail will span ten miles and run through the communities of Everett, Lynn, Malden, Revere, and Saugus along the rail bed of the former Saugus Branch Railroad. 

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Charlie Komanoff will be Keynote Speaker at MassBike Boot Camp Feb. 10

January 29, 2018

Re-Founder of Transportation Alternatives Speaks on 21s Century Activism

The keynote speaker for the Second Annual MassBike Boot Camp will be longtime transportation advocate Charles Komanoff of New York City.

“Charlie’s work - in cycling, energy and transportation - has been nothing short of profound. Rarely do we find people who have such cache as both an academic and an activist,” said Richard Fries, executive director of MassBike. “I’ve followed his work for decade and completely understand why mayors and governors respect this person.”

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16 Seconds: The Killing of Anita Kurmann

January 24, 2018

Yesterday, MassBike, along with a team of investigative partners, released a video to challenge a police investigation that failed to charge a truck driver in the 2015 death of Dr. Anita Kurmann.

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November Recap - A letter from Executive Director Richard Fries

December 20, 2017

Simply learning the rhythm of the calendar has taken me some time. I believe I’ve brought a different perspective to running a non-profit but I’ve had to learn a whole lot from some fantastic individuals who have worked hard in this field for years, if not decades.

As the holidays approach every non-profit turns towards membership drives, raising funds, setting budgets, and preparing annual reports for a board. We look where we have gone and where we want to go. 

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MassBike Goes Live!

December 16, 2017

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This Tuesday, December 19th, MassBike goes live! Join us via Facebook Live for a day of panels and discussion centered around MassBike's legislative work, connectivity across the state, and how this impacts you!

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We want 3 feet!

November 27, 2017

Tomorrow is Giving TuesdayAfter celebrating Thanksgiving, hearing all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, we know you've had a lot going on in the last few days. A lot of folks are selling you things. A lot of folks are asking for things.

But we really need your help with this one.

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