"Pedal & Park" is the winning entry in the MBTA Rename the Bike Cages contest, unveiled today.
The MBTA contest allowed the public an opportunity to rename the bike cage. The week long contest received approximately 560 entries with Pedal & Park as the winning entry. Three finalists, Tim Blazej, Jessica Wiegand, and Steven Ucher provided similar entries and were honored. Their names were placed in a hat with Jessica Wiegand, unveiling the sign at left, winning the grand prize of a folding bicycle courtesy of Back Bay Cycles. All three recipients received a month Link Pass and an MBTA T shirt. "Pedal & Park" will be prominently displayed at all existing and future bike parking facilities system-wide. Check out the video of today's contest event at MassBike.
The MBTA is expanding bicycle parking facilities at stations throughout the system, supported by federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
The T will construct up to 8 bicycle cages. The first bike cages are at Alewife and Forest Hills Stations another bike cage to open at South Station by the end of the summer. The camera-monitored bike cages can only be accessed with special Bike CharlieCards.
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
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting