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Moving Together 2014

Moving Together is the State’s annual bicycling and walking conference and was established in 2000. The conference brings together professionals from state and local government, advocates and design professionals to advance bicycle, walking and transit. Visit the Moving Together website for more information.

Massachusetts Car-Free Week enhances the GreenDOT mission by encouraging customers to leave their cars in the driveway and try bicycling, walking, public transit, carpooling, or vanpooling, for one week in September. This global event takes place annually in over 1,000 cities in 40 countries in an effort to showcase the community and environmental benefits of reducing the number of vehicles on the road, and also promotes the financial, community, and health benefits of using public transportation, carpooling, bicycling, and walking.

Mass in Motion is an initiative of Health and Human Services that aligns with the vision of the Healthy Transportation Compact (HTC). Mass in Motion was launched to address the social and transportation conditions that contribute to Massachusetts increasing obesity rates. The initiative seeks to promote healthy communities, eating habits and increased psychical activity amongst Massachusetts residents.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program provides funds to states to improve the ability of primary and middle school students to walk and bicycle to school.

SRTS is managed by MassDOT, through our MassRIDEStravel options team to promote walking and bicycling to school in order to improve student’ s health, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality in Massachusetts communities. This program is a key initiative of the Healthy Transportation Compact.


Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day

Part of the Safe Routes to School program, May 5th is a celebratory day for thousands of elementary and middle school aged children to participate in hundreds of walking and bicycling events across the commonwealth. Massachusetts established the Commonwealth's Walk to School Day in 2007. Since then, partner schools have conducted over 500 walking and bicycling events to celebrate Walk and Bicycle to School Day. Register your Event

  • Regional & Local Pedestrian Plans

    If your plan is not listed below, please provide the final electronic plan to our State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at the contact information provided at the end of this page.

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  • MBTA Rail Rights of Way for Alternative Transportation Corridors (ATCs)

    This spreadsheet details how MBTA rights of way are being made available to Commonwealth agencies and communities for the purpose of developing Alternative Transportation Corridors, or ATCs. In most cases, these ATCs are rail trails. The most current MBTA spreadsheet is posted; it will be updated periodically.

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