The Patrick Administration today encouraged residents to join their neighbors and colleagues to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, Saturday, May 10 through Sunday, May 18. Massachusetts bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups, and local governments have scheduled hundreds of community-based activities to encourage bicycling as a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable travel choice.
“Biking to school or work is great exercise and great for the environment,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “Bike Week is about encouraging more people to consider biking as a real option for getting around.”
MassDOT remains the only DOT in the nation to organize and lead a statewide Bike Week celebration. A strong commitment to bicycle and pedestrian travel is a key part of MassDOT’s transportation vision. Traveling by the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling, and public transit reduces traffic congestion, improves Massachusetts air quality, and promotes healthy lifestyles.
“Community support and MassDOT’s support for bicycle transportation is helping to fuel the enthusiasm around bicycling as a sustainable transit option for people across the Commonwealth,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “Bay State Bike Week supports our GreenDOT policies to decrease traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It helps us further our mode shift goal of tripling the levels of bicycling, walking, and transit ridership by 2030.”
Individuals and groups may find ways to participate at www.BayStateBikeWeek.org and learn more about workshops, group rides, children’s events, bicycle races, and other activities across Massachusetts.
In addition to community-wide events, the 11 Massachusetts Transportation Management Associations are presenting the 20th annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge. This friendly competition among employers, schools, and communities challenges commuter to see who can log the most miles by bicycle. www.masscommutebicyclechallenge.org MassDOT is a proud participant of the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge and encourages other employers throughout the Commonwealth to join.
Bay State Bike Week is brought to you in partnership by MassDOT, MassBike, the statewide bicycle education and advocacy group, as well as MassRIDES, the Commonwealth’s Statewide Travel Options Program.
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