Transit & Biking

Transit & Biking with MART

Increasing concern for air quality, energy conservation, rising fuel costs, and the health benefits of getting outdoors is leading to renewed interest in alternate modes of transportation in the Montachusett Region and throughout the state. The goal for our region is to work toward a more sustainable transportation system by educating and promoting alternate modes of transportation throughout the region. One important way to promote mode shift is to educate the public on bicycle and pedestrian transportation alternatives.

Commuters can combine bicycle and pedestrian modes with traditional transit modes such as bus and commuter rail. MART is doing their part by accommodating commuters who wish to embrace this alternative mode.  MART has installed bicycle racks on all of our large transit buses and some mini-buses that provide "fixed route" service. We also have stationary bike racks (soon to be covered) at all 3 of our commuter rail park and ride facilities.

A picture of the front of a MART bus with a newly installed bikerack in the up position.

The following maps show the pedestrian access points to 5 commuter rail stations in MART's member communities.

The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission is working on educating the public and addressing the challenges to accomplishing this mode shift.  To find out more information on their efforts, please visit the following:

http://www.mrpc.org/sites/montachusettrpc/files/file/file/bike_ped_chapter.pdf

http://www.mrpc.org/home/pages/community-trail-maps