MassDOT Posts Online Bike-Related Guide

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has posted online the draft Massachusetts Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability so the public may comment on the Commonwealth’s effort to provide cities and towns the tools and information needed to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient bike networks that appeal to the broadest base of people.

The Guide was developed based on feedback received from the Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, regional planning agencies, representatives from state and local government, bicycle organizations, and the public. The guide complements the Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability released in 2017.

The user-friendly guide provides the following helpful information:

  • Why bikeability is important and the potential for bicycling in Massachusetts
  • Best practices for planning and maintaining connected bicycle networks;
  • Case studies on municipalities that have created

transportation infrastructure that promotes bikeability such as bike lanes, bikeshare, and bike parking

  • Collecting and evaluating bicycle-related data

View the Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability on the MassDOT website.  MassDOT is soliciting public comment on this draft document until December 1, 2018.  Comments can be sent to Pete Sutton, MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

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