Bike News

  • Budget Amendments! - This week on Beacon Hill the House Ways and Means Committee will shake down its financial allocations for Fiscal Year 2017. We urge our members to call or email their lawmakers this week asking them co-sponsor specific budget amendments that are crucial to bicycle safety.

  • Bicycle Workshop Schedule - The City of Cambridge is proud to offer bicycle education workshops throughout the year, free to those who work or live in Cambridge. All classes are lecture-style workshops unless otherwise noted. To register for classes, please email jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or call 617/349-4671. See the bottom of this page for class descriptions. All classes are paid for by the City of Cambridge and every participant receives a free helmet.

  • Andrew Fischer testified in support of the proposed Bike Path Crossing bill on January 6, 2016, at a joint House/Senate hearing on proposed new bicycle laws. The Bike Path Crossing bill would fix an omission in current state law, which only prohibits hitting pedestrian in a crosswalk. Sen. Bill 1809 would make it illegal for a motorist to hit a cyclist in a marked crosswalk where a bike path crosses a roadway. This one one of four bills Massbike is supporting, with the help of state Sen. Will Brownsberger. Contact your state rep. and senator and ask them to support the Bicycle Path Crossing bill.

  • The CPSC has announced a recall of Cannondale mountain bikes because of an issue with potentially defective stem/steer tube assemblies, causing the OPI stem/steering tube assemblies to fail and lead to a bicyclist crashing. The recall includes Flash, FSi, F-4, F-5, F-29, Lexi, RZ, Scalpel and Trigger Cannondale mountain bicycles, model years 2011 - 2015. The bikes at issue have OPI stem/steering tube assemblies with “OPI” printed diagonally across the stem/steering tube in black letters.

  • Now that bicycle advocates from the Boston Cyclists Union, Livable Streets and other groups got city officials to agree to a safer redesign for Commonwealth Ave., we need to win similar victories for the redesign of the BU Bridge, and a cycle track tolink the Jamaicaway Bikepath to the bike alternative to Route 9 in the redesign of the Gateway East entrance to Brookline Village.

  • Head injuries are declining as bikeshare programs increase, but media is debating the issue.

  • Hear Andrew Fischer discuss the Damon case and other bicycle law issues on talk radio WHMP's Bill Newman show

  • The Hampshire Gazette reports on Attorney Andrew Fischer arguing for bicyclists right to take the full lane on Route 9 in Hadley, Ma.

  • Here's what we need to make Boston a truly bike friendly city: a local law like in LA banning harassment of bicyclists.

  • A powerful article in the Atlantic, entitled "The Real Victims of Tort Reform".

  • A video that will open your eyes to auto insurance practices.

  • More people are biking to work.

  • How to map bike routes on Google.

  • Who files the most lawsuits?

  • Insurance companies fight paying billions in claims.