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BikersMassachusetts is honored today as the 3rd most "Bicycle Friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists.  The state's rank has gone up dramatically from 9th in 2011 and 19th in 2010.

“Massachusetts has continued to advance through the ranks of Bicycle Friendly States,” said MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey. “MassDOT was recently lauded as a Bicycle Friendly Business, the first DOT in the nation to receive this recognition.  These accomplishments mark our commitment to the MassDOT mission of providing safe, healthy and efficient transportation, and the importance of our innovative GreenDOT policy.”

“When MassDOT was created in 2009, innovative policies like the Healthy Transportation Compact and Complete Streets were built right into the new agency,” said David Watson, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike). “MassDOT’s growing emphasis on sustainability and its strong partnership with the advocacy community have led to rapid improvements for bicycling.”

The League of American Bicyclists compares states in five categories: Legislation & Enforcement; Policies & Programs; Infrastructure & Funding; Education & Encouragement; and Evaluation & Planning.

MassBike is the Bay State’s only statewide bicycling advocacy organization, promoting a bicycle-friendly environment and bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. For more information about MassBike, visit www.MassBike.org.

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