Community groups and bicycling supporters in 2012 hosted more than 150 bicycling events across Massachusetts to celebrate Bay State Bike Week. These diverse, community-based events to show that bicycling can be fun, safe and healthy included organized bike rides, bike breakfasts and even a race to see which mode of transportation can provide the fastest work commute! The challenge pitted a bicycle against a car and transit, spanning a distance of three miles from Davis Square to Kendall Square. Which mode was the quickest? The bicycle of course!
This year, Bay State Bike Week will take place from Saturday, May 11th thru Sunday, May 19th. For the first time, this celebratory week of bicycle friendly activities will include two weekends to extend the opportunity for even more bicycling events.
After last year's Bay State Bike Week, Massachusetts was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as the 3rd most “bicycle friendly” state. Ranked 19th in 2009, this was a significant accomplishment for Massachusetts!
Bay State Bike Week also plays a central role in MassDOT’s mode shift goals to triple the levels of bicycling, walking and transit users throughout the Commonwealth by 2030.
Bay Sate Bike Week Sponsors, MassDOT, MassBike and MassRIDES look forward to celebrating another successful Bay State Bike Week across the Commonwealth this May! Specific event participation and registration information will be posted on the Bay State Bike Week website leading up to May 11th.For more information, contact Becca Cyr at Rebecca.Cyr@state.ma.us
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement