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Shape the Future of Mobility in Somerville

On Wednesday, there will be two public meetings about projects with the potential to reshape Somerville — and dramatically improve the convenience and safety of bicycling — for years to come. If you live in Ward 6 or 7, or bike on Powder House Blvd., please consider attending the Powder House redesign meeting (info below)…

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A Key Hearing This Week For Road Safety Bills

This Thursday, the state Joint Committee on Transportation will hold a hearing on a range of road safety bills, including some of our legislative priorities. Help us secure passage of these key measures! Joint Committee on Transportation HearingThursday, March 28 // 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Massachusetts State House, Room A2 (Directions available here) As part of the Vision Zero…

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There’s No Excuse For Ride-Hail Services To Block Bike Lanes

In February, we joined a coalition, led by the Somerville Bicycle Committee, calling on ride-hail giants Uber and Lyft to better train the drivers in, and ensure they follow, the rules of the road. Specifically, we asked that they address the persistent problem of drivers illegally obstructing bike lanes when picking up and dropping off…

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No More Ghost Bikes

Dear friend, This is a letter I wish I did not have to write. How many ghost bikes must it take? How many lives need to be lost on our streets and memorialized? What will it take to move our elected leaders to take their citizens’ safety seriously? In the wake of Friday’s fatal crash,…

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Day of Action for Road Safety: Next Steps

On Wednesday, we brought the message of Vision Zero to the State House when more than 150 people from across Massachusetts gathered for a Day of Action for Road Safety. There, we met with Governor Baker and legislators and asked them to support bills filed last week that would make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists…

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World Day of Remembrance, Sunday Nov. 18

Sunday is World Day of Remembrance. Will you join the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition in honoring victims of traffic crashes? World Day of Remembrance Sunday, Nov. 18 // 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Learn more + RSVP The day will begin with a ghost bike ceremony at 12:30 pm, followed by a vigil and silent march…

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Urge Lawmakers to Ban Distracted Driving

A bill that would ban the use of cell phones while driving is stalled on Beacon Hill — and we need your support to convince lawmakers they can no longer punt on this life-saving measure. Massachusetts banned texting while driving in 2010, but did not prevent drivers from holding their phones for other purposes, such…

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Tell City Council: The Strategic Bike Network Needs More Funding!

In 2013, Boston’s Bike Network Plan called for completing 21 miles of protected bike lanes by 2018. Yet now, five years later, Boston has built barely 6 miles of that promised network. In contrast, Minneapolis built more than 6 miles of protected bike lanes last year alone. Even more impressive, New York City built 25 miles of protected bike lanes last…

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Help win Protected Bike Lanes on the Longfellow Bridge!

SIGN THE PETITION!     SIGN THE PETITION! You may have heard that Gov. Baker announced the Longfellow Bridge connecting Cambridge and Boston is scheduled to be reopened this May. This is an important opportunity for Massachusetts and the Governor to live up to promises to reduce traffic fatalities and be a leader in safe…

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Support a safer Beacon Street!

The City of Boston is proposing to install a parking-protected bike lane on Beacon Street in the Back Bay, but we need to speak up to make sure the best design possible in chosen! At a public meeting on June 12th, the Boston Transportation Department presented 4 design alternatives for Beacon Street, and two different options…

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