Tag: Massachusetts

Bike Advocacy – Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Riding in MA during COVID-19

Massachusetts is under a stay-at-home advisory, per notice by the Governor, until the foreseeable future in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This is something that has never occurred on this scale and severity, and in these unprecedented times MassBike has received a lot of inquiries as to whether it is still safe and smart to ride your bikes outdoors. (Got an indoor trainer? No problem!)

Our response has generally been to follow the directives of the Governor’s Office and the CDC, which have not suggested banning bicycling or other forms of active transportation or exercise as long as folks can maintain safe distance from one another. But MassBike certainly agrees with, and wants to reiterate, the official message of #StayHomeSaveLives. We encourage you all to stay home as best you can.

 

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Doctors in Wuhan, China enjoying a bicycle ride on

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Massachusetts to close some park roadways to expand pedestrian, bicycle access

State officials said they would close some segments of three parkways to vehicular traffic in state parks and open it up to pedestrian and bicyclists in an effort to encourage social distancing. The sections of roadways will close to vehicular traffic on Friday at dusk and the Department of Conservation and Recreation said they will evaluate the effectiveness of the measure after the weekend. DCR said it will also reduce parking capacity at state parks statewide starting Saturday, and continue the measure indefinitely.Parkways that will open to pedestrians and cyclists include:William J. Day Boulevard between Farragut Road and Shore Drive in the city of Boston (South Boston)Francis Parkman Drive between Perkins Street and the Arborway in the city of Boston (Jamaica Plain)Greenough Boulevard (Little Greenough) between Arsenal Street and North Beacon Street in WatertownThe state urges people to only visit parks that are close to home, limit excursions to short … Read More

Bicycle maps and Bed & Breakfast Inns for Massachusetts & New England from Rubel BikeMaps.

Bicycle maps and Bed & Breakfast Inns for Massachusetts & New England from Rubel BikeMaps.

We make high quality recreation and bicycle maps of Massachusetts and
the New England region.
Our regional maps also contain mountain biking features and
guides to bed & breakfast inns that welcome cyclists.
We also publish
Car-Free in Boston and
Bicycling Street Smarts.
See below for titles and purchasing options.

Books published by Rubel BikeMaps

  • Car-Free® in Boston:
    The area’s ultimate transit guide since 1977,
    by the Association for Public Transportation —
    the classic guide book for locals and visitors to hundreds of places to
    visit and how to get there. Thoroughly covers Eastern Massachusetts with
    additional coverage of New England and beyond.
  • Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding
    Confidently, Legally and Safely, by John Allen —
    Increase your safety and confidence on any road.

Regional Bicycle Maps & Recreation Maps
by Rubel BikeMaps

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