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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Executive Board Open Seat

    A seat on the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee has recently been vacated and the Committee is now searching for an individual to fill the position. The seat is open to all Arlington residents, but eligible candidates must take an active interest in Arlington bicycling issues. The Bicycle Advisory Committee typically meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:15 PM. The Committee is involved with a variety of bicycle-related activities, and its primary goal is to improve conditions for bicyclists in Arlington. If interested in filling the position, please email a letter of interest and resume to Erin Zwirko, Assistant Director with the Department of Planning & Community Development, by September 7, noon to (ezwirko@town.arlington.ma.us). The appointment of an individual to fill the vacancy will be subject to approval by the Select Board. The individual will be appointed to the Committee for a three-year term.


Minuteman Bikeway 25th Anniversary

There will be a 25th Anniversary Celebration through Arlington, Lexington and Bedford on September 29th, 2018. There will be music and other activities at several locations in Arlington and additional events in the other towns. For details see the Bikeway Anniversary Web Page.

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.

Arlington ABAC,
May 18, 2014, 6:06 PM