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Got this in the email, if you are interested in helping get some helmets out there for the bike share program and want to help, plus free refreshments.
Interested in Bikeshare and Helmet Use…?
Excited about spending time outside this weekend…?
Then Volunteer to Help a Local Boston Start-Up!
Who we are:
HelmetHub Corporation (helmet-hub.com)
What we are doing:
We promote cycling and bikeshare in the city by providing quick and easy access to helmets.
Why we need your help:
We want to make sure we’re serving the needs of the bike community as best we can, so were conducting a survey about bikeshare users habits THIS WEEKEND! (Sept 29-30th). We need people to help us poll people that use Hubway stations or walk by them this weekend. Some promotional goods will be provided to those who participate in the survey; so it should be easy to stop people.
Sign up to help us survey people at different bikeshare stations:
Feel free to sign up for – as many hours as you like.
Refreshments will be provided.
Tags: helmet hub, survey, volunteer
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from the email
“In the spirit of improving user information on and near the Minuteman Bikeway, a Recreational Trails Program grant is underwriting a review of the Minuteman Bikeway on behalf of the towns of Arlington, Bedford, and Lexington. Toole Design Group (TDG) has begun its work; some of you have volunteered to help with the inventory of existing conditions. They have also developed a two-page user questionnaire to gather opinions about trail signage (on and near the Bikeway), intersection crossings, and trailside amenities. And there’s room at the end of the survey for more general comments.
The questionnaire is at this site: http://tiny.cc/minuteman Please take a few minutes to fill it out, your opinions and suggestions are very important to this effort.” Become a part of this three-community effort!
Tags: minuteman bikeway, survey
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This Friday is the last bike Friday of the year, if you have not done one of these yet, this is your last chance till next year! Also the city of Boston would like to know more about where you ride. Presumably to make those places better for cyclists, worth taking a minute to let them know.
ome to the last Bike Friday of the year – August 26, 2011!
Convoys depart from various locations, 7 AM
Boloco breakfast & expo, City Hall Plaza, 7-9 AM
Enjoy a guided bike convoy to Boston’s City Hall Plaza, where you’ll be met with a free breakfast from Boloco, a bike festival and expo with tons of free giveaways.
Register for free at www.bikefridays.org.
To volunteer email: [email protected]
Your input will help Boston Bikes gather information on cycling patterns to use as a guide when evaluating cycling routes, lanes, rack installments, the Boston Bikes Map, Hubway stations and more. We invite everyone who rides a bicycle within or to/from Boston to participate.
To participate, go to www.cityofboston.gov/bikes.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Tags: Bike Friday, City of Boston, survey
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Anyone who has ridden down the coast knows there is a big gap in the otherwise pretty decent off road bicycle trail there (in front of the big gas tank). Help DotBike close the gap!
And for those of you who didn’t know about this trail, check it out sometime! Dorchester has a lot of nice riding to be had, get yourself down there!
Hi Dot Bikers,
An update on an exciting project that is currently underway regarding the Dorchester Coast Trail (aka “The Missing Link” between Greenway in Port Norfolk and Harborwalk at UMass Boston). As you probably know
this is one of Dot Bike’s highest priority advocacy projects as this connection would link two of the already great bike routes that follow much of the Dorchester Coast creating a fabulous and safe off road path along Dorchester Bay and beyond.
This January a group of graduate students in the Tufts University Urban and Environmental Planning program started a research project sponsored by the DCR to explore options and issues regarding creating this crucial link. The result of this project will include materials that will be useful to move forward on the next steps in the process.
You can help them and us by completing a short online survey available here
And please share this link with others you may know who live near the trail/gap or are Neponset Greenway/Harbor Walk users.
The students are visiting some neighborhood associations this and next month so be on the lookout as they may be coming to your association’s meeting.
And a coalition including DotBike, BNAN, the BCU and DEHC are planning to co-sponsor a community meeting to hear what the group has been working on and provide input and feedback. This will take place in late March/early April so stay tuned for details on this important public meeting.
You can find more info on the missing link by checking out the advocacy section of our newly redesigned web site at www.dotbike.org
Tags: DotBike, help, missing link, survey
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Got this in the email. I was a little hard on them for the Charlestown thing, but be sure to let the city know that you do appreciate all of the great new infrastructure they have been putting in lately, and also your feedback will help them improve.
City of Boston Bike Survey
The City of Boston is conducting a brief 2010 year-end survey of people who bicycle in Boston. If you ride a bike in Boston–rarely, occasionally or perhaps every single day–please take a moment to complete this important survey. We will ask questions about your riding habits and ask for your feedback on our events.
To take the survey go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BostonBikes.
Please forward this to anyone else you know who bikes in Boston. Thank you very much for your input and have a safe and happy holiday season!
The Boston Bikes Team
Tags: City of Boston, let your voice be heard, survey
Posted in advocacy, infrastructure | 2 Comments »
Dorchester currently doesn’t have any bike shops, fill out this survey to help DotBike get more!
If you live in Dorchester, or ride there often click here to take the survey.
Tags: bike shop, Dorchester, DotBike, survey
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People need to know how you think, let them know how you:
Bike in Boston (this is from the city, and is kind of awkward, but the data is going to be very useful to them so tough it out).
Tags: data collection, survey
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This looks really interesting and who knows, those smart kids over at MIT might make another awesome invention that changes the world!
We are team of MIT students in 2009 Product Engineering Processes and are working on a design project related to helping people during cycling accidents. This survey should take 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be very helpful to us in developing our design. All answers will be kept confidential. Thank you very much for your participation.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions/comments/suggestions/concerns.
Tags: bike safety, crash, helmets, MIT, survey
Posted in advocacy | 2 Comments »