The purpose of the Quincy Bicycle Commission is to advise the Mayor on promoting bicycling as a viable transportation option for all trip purposes and for a wide-range of users and improving the safety of all bicycle users throughout the City of Quincy.
The Bike Commission, Quincycles, and the Planning Department hosted a community bike ride called "Ride the Spine" along the Quincy Spine bike route as part of Bay State Bike Week this year. The ride was held on Saturday May 9th and about forty people participated. We thank the Community Police of QPD for their kind escort services.
The video below is made available with permission from Maureen Conway.
The City Council voted 6-1 to adopt the Quincy Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan on January 20, 2015!
Click Image below to view Presentation from Oct. Commission meeting
Commission member Irene and husband Kevin filmed these two great GoPro videos of the Quincy Spine and Summit to Sea bike routes, both proposed in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan. Check them out!
The City of Quincy's Police Department was selected to receive the 2014 Pedestrian and Bicycle Enforcement and Equipment Grant? from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
This video was produced to help promote the goals of the grant program and features our very own Commission member Lieutenant Tim Sorgi! Check out this fantastic video and be sure to spread the word!
Quincy's second annual bicycle counts took place the first week of June 2014. The counts were completed by Commission members and many volunteers from Quincycles. Below are a few graphs that Planning staff put together to represent the data collected.
As Quincy adds more and more bicycle infrastructure to its roads and public facilities, it will rely on the data compiled through bicycle counts to monitor the changes in bicycle use in the City: which locations are the most heavily used, what are the most popular times of day to ride, etc.
The City of Quincy partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's transportation planning staff—with funding from the Federal Sustainable Communities Grant program—a tri-agency program (HUD/EPA/US DOT) —to analyze the existing pedestrian and cycling environment in the City of Quincy, and to develop recommendations for low-cost, short-term improvements. The resulting recommendations create a network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities based almost entirely upon existing rights-of-way with no changes to curb location. Most importantly, this plan offers strategies for how the City of Quincy can begin to institutionalize the implementation of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations at the local level in all projects. It should be noted that MAPC worked collaboratively with the City on this effort and in addition to the Planning Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Works, and the Parks and Recreation Department all contributed to the development of this plan.
In January 2014, MAPC presented its City of Quincy Bicycle Network Plan to the Planning Board. The Bicycle Commission formally endorsed the plan in its February 5th, 2014 letter to Mayor Thomas P. Koch.
See both documents below.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 85, Section 11B: http://1.usa.gov/1l98PF7
City of Quincy Code 12.08.110 (previously Ch. 18, Section 10): Click here
View Quincy Bicycle Parking Locations in a larger map
Fantastic video by MassBike and the Boston Police Department demonstrating the laws that govern bicycle and car interaction on the road:
Someone film a ride through Quincy and let us know about it! We'll post it to our webpage!
Check out the webpage of our amazing, extremely dedicated sister group Quincycles, a citizen-led organization of Quincy cyclists. Quincycles is well represented on the Commission by a few current members. The Commission tries to coordinate bicycle planning and outreach efforts with Quincycles wherever possible.