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. For meeting information see our page on the Town's website
Connect Arlington Transportation Survey
The Town is seeking resident input and feedback on strategies, priorities, and policies for the future of the transportation system as part of the development of Connect Arlington, the Town’s Sustainable Transportation Plan. The survey available here - it will be open until December 11. Feedback from this survey will inform the final recommendations of Connect Arlington. A final virtual public forum with additional opportunities to engage will be held on December 14.
Minuteman Bikeway at Lake Street
This intersection now has a traffic light! The light has been installed and will be turned on in a couple of weeks. New crtosswalks are being painted and there is a new bike lane along Lake Street between the bikeway and Route 2.
Bluebikes are here!
There are four new bluebike stations in Arlington with two more expected soon. The locations are Broadway at Grafton ST., Mass Ave at Grafton St, Spy Pond Park at Linwood Avenue and the "Railroad lot" just west of the Uncle Sam statue in Arlington Center. For more inof visit BlueBikes online.
COVID-19: Minuteman Bikeway Social Distancing Guidelines
Practice social distancing -- keep 6' from others and do not congregate on the path
Wear a cloth facemask when using the Bikeway
Walk or ride single file (to more easily be socially distant and pass others)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation meetings will be held virtually. For details see the Town website
A video by Glenn C. Koenig, The Minuteman Trail, America's 500th Rail Trail is now available online!
The story of the Minuteman Trail, from conception through to completion. The trail runs along an abandoned railroad right of way, through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford, Massachusetts. This video, originally produced by Open Eyes Video in 1993, was digitized from the original master edit tape in 2019.
Revival: The Story of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway - a video by Kim Downey