The Bay State Greenway, a seven-corridor, 742-mile statewide system of bicycle routes, is a key component of MassDOT's GreenDOT policy and part of the Healthy Transportation Compact. MassDOT at the annual Massachusetts Moving Together Pedestrian and Bicycling Conference in fall 2010 announced the “Bay State Greenway Priority 100 Miles,” or the “BSG 100” to advance the Bay State Greenway implementation.
The Bay State Greenway network includes both on-road routes as well as off-road shared-use paths. In recognition of the utility and attractiveness of shared-use paths in serving bicyclists of all ages and ability levels, MassDOT’s proposal for the Bay State Greenway is intended to maximize the use of shared-use paths. The Bay State Greenway as a whole includes approximately 200 miles of existing shared-use paths, along with 300 additional miles of proposed shared-use paths. Because this is such a large amount of new shared-use paths, MassDOT has identified the highest priority shared-use path projects: 100 miles of new paths the BSG 100, that would make additional connections to urban centers, extend existing paths, and maximize the transportation network.
During 2011 Bay State Bike Week, MassDOT released “Bicycling in Massachusetts” detailing our commitment to bicycling with the Bay State Greenway and BSG 100. "Bicycling in Massachusetts" will provide a tool partners in our towns/cities, regional planning agencies and advocacy partners to use to communicate and spur implementation of the Bay State Greenway.
Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill posted on Apr 18
Governor Deval Patrick today signed legislation creating a Massachusetts “Boston Strong” license plate. The legislation directs the Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill
Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice posted on Apr 18
The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project continues through the 2014 boating season. Much of the work this season to construct the new northbound span of the Whittier Bridge is taking place from the Merrimack River to the immediate east of the existing bridge. Several large barges, …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice
Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17
Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set