MAPC Ride Series – Charlestown Rail Trail and Lower Mystic Connections @ Paul Revere Park, Charlestown
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting at Paul Revere Park (just north of the locks) in Charlestown at 5:30pm

The Grand Junction, Community Path, Mystic River, Charlestown greenways, and Border to Boston Trails all end in this general area, but they currently do not converge.  This bike tour will explore the urban connectivity puzzle and opportunities between all of these trails

Leaders – Tony Lechuga, Amber Christoffersen, and Alan Moore

MAPC Ride Series – Jamaica Pond, Casey Arborway, and Arboretum to Roslindale Path @ Jamaica Pond Boat House
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This bike ride highlights the new, improved, and proposed Jamaica Pond region parkways and trails.  The ride will include the new Casey Arborway project, Franklin Park, Forest Hills Cemetery, and the Roslindale Gateway Path.  Representatives from the City of Boston, MassDOT, and DCR will be providing updates on the ride.

Ride departs at 5:30pm from the Jamaica Pond Boat House.

Leader – Charlotte Fleetwood

Cochituate Rail Trail and Aqueducts Loop @ Natick Center Station
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Leaders – David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera

Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland
Aug 9 all-day


Leader – David Loutzenheiser

MAPC Ride Series – Minuteman to Bruce Freeman to Assabet Trail Connections @ West Concord Commuter Rail Station
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station at 3pm

The Minuteman, Bruce Freeman, and Assabet Trails are close to being built out in this area.  They come close together but do not connect. This ride will scope out potential routes of future trails that can connect these.  The ride will be a loop taking in a newly completed section of the Bruce Freeman and well as Assabet Rail Trails. There is about a mile of wide packed dirt trail, so 32mm+ tires recommended.

Leaders – David Loutzenheiser and Jeff Collins

MAPC Walk Series – Somerville Neighborways Walking Tour @ Porter Square Station
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the grand finale in our summer series!  This walking tour will start in Porter Sq and end at Assembly Row.  In between we will see and talk about neighborways, innovative bicycle treatments, status of the Green Line Extension, and Assembly Row development.  After the walk, join us for dinner and drinks at Assembly Row.

Leader – Mark Chase

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NSPC October Meeting: Long Range Transportation Plan @ Burlington Town Hall Annex Basement Meeting Room
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

NSPC will continue to discuss project ideas and will be joined by staff from CTPS to discuss the TIP and Long Range Transportation Plan.

Cambridge Autonomous Vehicles Educational Forum @ Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the City of Cambridge, MAPC, our partners, and other members of the public for a forum on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

The City of Cambridge has begun the process of creating a Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint to help prepare for and shape new mobility options in a way that meets our community goals, meets the mobility needs of all people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge, and is well integrated with our sustainable transportation system. This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about the role of the Local, State, and Federal government in managing AVs,
  • hear from researchers who are thinking about the interactions between AVs and people, and
  • engage with the people behind the technology to gain a better understanding of the state of the technology, plans for the future, and challenges.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joseph E. Barr | Director | Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department
  • Susanne Rasmussen | Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning | Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Alison Felix | Senior Transportation Planner and Emerging Technologies Specialist | Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Bryan Reimer | Research Scientist | MIT AgeLab
  • Ryan Jacobs | Director, Boston Operations | nuTonomy

This event is hosted by the City of Cambridge in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report Release @ Knights of Columbus
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the release of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group: Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area report.
Join MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to learn about the transportation recommendations for this area and the next steps to improve mobility.
The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG) has been studying options to improve transportation in an area encompassing parts of Boston, Everett, and Somerville and centered on the transportation hub of Sullivan Square, which has seen considerable development activity in recent years.
Although the Encore Casino in Everett is the most well-known site, other planned large-scale development proposals in the area have the potential for broad impacts on congestion in the region. The LMRWG was formed by MassDOT to study the effects these future developments may have on the entire area, identify opportunities to improve mobility, and to develop short- and long-term transportation infrastructure and policy recommendations for improving transportation in and around Sullivan Square.
The Working Group consists of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the cities of Boston, Everett, and Somerville; and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). These five stakeholders were designated as the decision-making body for the Working Group. Additionally, other parties – including the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Massport, the Office of Congressman Michael Capuano, and Encore Boston Harbor – have been active participants providing their input and knowledge.
NSPC April Meeting @ Merritt Community Room
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, April 11th to talk about MassDOT’s RailVision plan.

After regular community updates the group will hear from Alexandra Markiewicz from MassDOT Planning and have a discussion building upon the group’s Suburban Mobility Study from 2017.