Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
Welcome to Bay State Bike Week.
As Governor Patrick has made clear, bicycle and pedestrian travel is a key part of MassDOT’s transportation vision. Bicycling and walking reduces traffic, improves air quality and the environment, and promotes healthy lifestyles.
This week, Massachusetts celebrates bicycling, and MassDOT will play a leading role. Building on a long history of Bike Week celebrations across the Commonwealth, MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, MassBike, will collaborate this year to make Bay State Bike Week an exciting statewide celebration, with rides and other events in every corner of Massachusetts. This partnership is designed to get the word out as widely as possible, to broaden the scope of Bike Week events, and to support the great work of many cities, towns, and institutions. I am encouraged to see that so far MassDOT employees across the state have pledged 2672 miles for the MassCommuter Challenge.
I am looking forward to joining my neighbors, and all of you, out on the road this week, experiencing our roadways from our fellow bicyclist’s perspective, and seeing first-hand the challenges that our constituents face on road each day. Your participation will help us provide better service to the traveling public.
For a calendar of Bay State Bike Week events and more information visit Bike Week on the web.
We are also pleased to partner with MassBike on the new "Same Road, Same Rules" campaign, all about bicycle travel safety. Please learn more by visiting this educational website.
I look forward to hearing about your Bay State Bike Week experience. Enjoy the ride. It’s sure to be fun, safe, and healthy.
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