The Arlington, Massachusetts Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in 1996 to advise the Town on local bicycling conditions. The all-volunteer committee promotes all forms of safe bicycling on town roadways and the Minuteman Bikeway — from recreational riding to using the bicycle for transportation and errands. For bikeway snow plowing info see the Bikeway page.

ABAC works with the town on legislation and hosts cycling events. Arlington is a Bicycle Friendly Community as defined by the League of American Bicyclists

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NOTICE: The Minuteman Bikeway will be closed briefly on Wednesday June 26th for Maintenance between Swan Place and Linwood Avenue (Arlington Center to Spy Pond). The path will be closed from 10 AM - 12 PM. Use Mass Avenue to detour.


BIkeway Clean Up - Saturday May 4th, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. There are three gathering points: Trader Joe's, The Ice Rink crossing and Mill Street. Bring gloves and we will give out black bags and point where to leave the collected stuff.

East Arlington Livable Streets (EALS) is also doing a cleanup based in the East area and going into the trail along the Alewife Brook.

ABAC Retreat - Saturday May 11th, Ground Floor of the Senior Center on Maple Street

Revival: The Story of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway - a video by Kim Downey

Arlington Center Safe Travel Project Updates:

The HAWK (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) light has now been replaced with a traffic light.

Here is a diagram of the new cycling infrastructure in Arlington Center.

For more details visit the town's Safe Travel Project page.