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Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources


Here are links to bicycling and pedestrian advocacy organizations.

Bicycle:

Local/Commonwealth wide:

MassBike is the Commonwealth's bicycle coalition. MassBike promotes better cycling infrastructure and policies throughout the Commonwealth.

Bikes Not Bombs is a not for profit organization that teaches basic bicycle maintence skills, sells refurbished bicycles, and full serviced bicycle bike shop.

Boston Bikes is Boston's bicycle program that aims to improve cycling in the city through infrastructure and policy initiatives to encourage more people to choice cycling as a transportation option.

Livable Streets is non-profit organization that believes urban transportation has the power to make Metro Boston more connected - and more livable. They challenge people to think differently and to demand a system that balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles.

MassRides is a commuter oriented website that helps individuals find more enjoyable and affordable commuting options.

MassDOT is the Commonwealth's Transportation Department. MassDOT supports all forms of transportation including bicycle transportation.

Nationwide:

People for Bikes is a national advocacy group that seeks to promote cycling as an alternative transportation mode.

The League of American Bicyclists has been seeking to improve cycling conditions for all Americans since 1880. They strive to make bicycling better through infrastructure improvements and policy initiatives at the national level.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists. The PBIC serves anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues, including planners, engineers, private citizens, advocates, educators, police enforcement, and the health community.

Bicycle information from the U.S. Department of Transportation

Pedestrian

Local/Commonwealth wide:

Walk Boston is the city's and Commonwealth's largest pedestrian advocacy group looking to improve walking condition in the city and Commonwealth.

MassRides is a commuter-oriented website that helps individuals find more enjoyable and affordable commuting options.

MassDOT is the Commonwealth's Transportation Department. MassDOT supports all forms of transportation which includes walking.

Nationwide:

National Safe Routes to School: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.

National Complete Streets Coalition: Is an organization that aims to transform public streets into corridors that are safe and friendly for all users, whether they be motorist, cyclist, or pedestrians.

America Walks: is nonprofit organization that leads a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists. The PBIC serves anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues, including planners, engineers, private citizens, advocates, educators, police enforcement, and the health community.