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$80m in US funds for bike projects unspent in Mass.

State ranks last, tapping 37% of grants since 1991

Riders on the Minuteman bike path along the Arlington-Lexington line. Such projects typically take about 10 years to finish because of the state's convoluted application process. Riders on the Minuteman bike path along the Arlington-Lexington line. Such projects typically take about 10 years to finish because of the state's convoluted application process. (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff/ File 2007)
By Alan Wirzbicki
Globe Correspondent / April 14, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Despite a recent declaration by Governor Deval Patrick that encouraging bicycling is a priority for his administration, Massachusetts ranks last in the nation among all states in requesting federal funds for bike lanes, rail-trails, and similar improvements and has failed to use more than $80 million set aside for the state. (Full article: 928 words)

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