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Communities, UMass Amherst Back Bike Share Program


The cities of Springfield, Holyoke, and Northampton along with the town of Amherst and the University of Massachusetts have signed a compact committing to pursue development of a regional bike share program. 

It has been tentatively named “ValleyBike.”  It would provide bicycles to people for a small fee to make short trips.   

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke about the program with Christopher Curtis, chief planner, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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