MassDOT Seeks Feedback on Bicycle Transportation Draft by January 31

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (massDOT) has released a comprehensive, and graphic, draft for bicycle transportation in Massachusetts. Public comment is invited online or by mail by January 31, 2019.

The plan includes six major initiatives, and the online version of the plan includes comprehensive background information at https://massdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c80930586c474a3486d391a850007694

The six initiatives are

  1. Build connected bicycle and trail networks with local, regional, and state partners and close critical gaps.
  2. Integrate and promote the safety, comfort, and convenience of people biking in transportation and development processes.
  3. Promote roadway safety through education and programs for people driving, people bicycling, and potential for everyday bicyclists.
  4. Increase the convenience of biking as an everyday travel option for people of all ages and abilities.
  5. Launch the development of a year-round maintenance and operations plan for MassDOT-owned bikeways and support municipalities to do the same.
  6. Invest in data collection and evaluation to inform and track the progress of Initiatives 1 through 5.

To submit feedback:

MassDOT wants your feedback on this DRAFT Bike Plan. Please fill out this online comment form. Or mail to MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4150, Boston MA 02116. Please submit comments by January 31, 2019. Thank you!


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