Resources

Quincycles Ride Routes and Maps

Bike Route Maps

 

Bicycle Laws in Quincy

Massachusetts Bike Law (via MassBike.org)  Know your rights and responsibilities as a Massachusetts bicyclist and driver

Quincy Bike Ordinances  Learn Quincy specific rules pertaining to bicycles

 

Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects in Quincy

Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2021 – The current CIP allocates funds for a Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Master Plan, including consideration for bicycles, Signalling upgrades, General Road Improvements, park improvements, and more. 

Shared Streets and Spaces grants In 2020-2021, MassDOT has offered for quick build projects during the COVID health crisis.  Quincy received a $189,000 grant for safety improvements on Quincy Avenue.

Complete Streets Funding Program In 2019 MassDOT granted Quincy $306,969 under the program for improvements at McGrath Highway and Southern Artery, Coddington Street, and Quarry Street.

Annual Quincy City Budget: In FY2021 $25,000 is allocated specifically to bicycling. The budget also outlines funding for signaling improvements, crosswalk improvements, intersections improvements, clearance of snow and ice etc.

 

Bicycle Laws in Quincy

Massachusetts Bike Law (via MassBike.org)  Know your rights and responsibilities as a Massachusetts bicyclist and driver

Quincy Bike Ordinances  Learn Quincy specific rules pertaining to bicycles

 

Plans and Policies Guiding Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects in Quincy & MA

Quincy’s Complete Streets Policy Adopted in 2018 to promote multimodal design in all road projects. 

Quincy Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan  Adopted by City Council in 2015, recommending bicycle and pedestrian network infrastructure investments. 

MassDOT Pedestrian Transportation Plan Adopted by the State in 2019, this plan focuses on “how and why the State is working to increase the percentage of short trips made by walking, and eliminate pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries at the same time”.

MassDOT Bicycle Transportation Plan  Adopted by the State in 2019, this plan focuses on “how and why the State is working to increase the percentage of everyday trips made by bicycling, and eliminate bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries at the same time”.
 

Current Bike and Pedestrian Projects

Quincy Department of Transportation, Parking, Alarm, and Lighting   Visit to find information and designs for recent infrastructure projects 

 

City Departments

Traffic, Parking, Alarm & Lighting   Manages traffic signals, street lights, and fire alarms. Also manages all traffic improvements, engineering studies, and public parking (language from City Budget FY 2021.

Public Works  Maintains and repairs streets and sidewalks; collects trash; oversees fleet fuel purchasing, snow removal, street sweeping, city drains, and water and sewer division (language from City Budget FY 2021).

Planning & Community Development   Supports the Planning Board with its review of new development projects; performs and supports long-range planning initiatives on land-use, housing, economic development, open space, and climate change; administers state and federal grants, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs (language from City Budget FY 2021) .

Office of the Mayor   Provides oversight of all City departments and manages the City’s day-to-day operations. Key functions include authorizing expenditures, hiring employees, and negotiating City contracts to keep operations running smoothly dayto-day (language from City Budget FY 2021).

Office of the City Council Authorizes public improvements and expenditures; adopts regulations and ordinances; reviews and approves the City’s annual budget; manages related legislative tasks (language from City Budget FY 2021).

Quincy Department of Natural Resources Responsible for overseeing the restoration and long-term maintenance of these resources so that they will remain valuable and enjoyable for generations to come. In 2021 the Department launched a ne GIS map of Quincy’s Trails, all 45.1 miles of them.

Design Guides for Safe Streets

Massachusetts Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide -A resource from MassDOT to aid in designing safe, protected bike facilities.

MassDOT Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability -A resource from MassDOT to aid in designing safe streets for people biking across MA.

MassDOT Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability -A resource from MassDOT to aid in designing safe streets for people walking in MA.

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide -Used by cities and towns across the US to aid in designing safe streets for people on bike.

NACTO Urban Street Design Guide – Used by cities and towns across the US to aid in designing safe streets for everyone.

 

Publicly Available Data on Biking and Walking

MassDOT Crash Mapper – Updated by MassDOT, this helps cities and towns to understand where crashes occur, to aid in making safer streets.

MassDOT Open Data Portal – Compiled by MassDOT, this provides data on all types of transportation in MA, including walking and biking.