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Many Events Scheduled For 20th Pioneer Valley Bike Week


     Saturday May 11th marks the start of the 20th Pioneer Valley Bay State Bike Week.

     A series of activities are planned in several communities to highlight bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation.

     In one Springfield neighborhood, people will get a glimpse of what the future could be with streets designed to more safely accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Becky Basch, a senior planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, one of the organizers of Bike Week.

     A schedule of Bike Week events can be found here.

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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