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Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

What could be better than April breaking the 70 degree mark? The beginning of May, because we’re getting ready for Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year,   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th! Posted on Apr 28

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Students Across the Commonwealth Will Be Celebrating Massachusetts Walk and Bike To School Day on May 4th. Double knot those shoelaces, and pump up those tires as Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School day is fast approaching. This is the 7th consecutive year for the   …Continue Reading Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22 Posted on Apr 8

Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22

Now that Spring is here and winter weather is finally leaving us, it’s time to start thinking about Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year, the week-long   …Continue Reading Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 22

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options

Today, the Baker Administration celebrated more than 220 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the sixth annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options. The event, held at historic Fenway   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program Posted on Feb 1

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program

The Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Department of Transportation today announced a $12.5 million Complete Streets Funding Program and online program portal in an effort to encourage cities and towns in the Commonwealth to design and construct projects to make street networks safer and more efficient   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award Posted on Nov 30

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program are proud to announce that for the first time, a Massachusetts student has won the annual 5th Grade National Poster Contest sponsored by Saris. Caleb Piehl of Somerville’s Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School won first place   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Posted on Nov 20

Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

MassDOT today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at the Downey Elementary School in Westwood. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to   …Continue Reading Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins Posted on Nov 16

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

MassDOT reached another project milestone when it began construction of the new pedestrian bridge that will connect the Esplanade with Charles Circle and offer sweeping views of the rehabilitated Longfellow Bridge and the Esplanade. On Friday, November 13, MassDOT started preliminary bridge foundation work. New   …Continue Reading Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School Posted on Nov 10

Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School

MassDOT today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at the Donald Ross Elementary School in Braintree. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through the Massachusetts Safe Routes   …Continue Reading Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School