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.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced