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Jul
11
Wed
2018
MAPC Ride Series – Hull, Wompatuck State Park and Hingham @ Long Wharf
Jul 11 @ 4:15 pm – 9:30 pm

On this second South Shore ride, we will take the ferry to Hull, and ride past Nantasket Beach as well as see the opportunity for a new rail trail in the area.  We will pass through Wompatuck State Park of which has many miles of rideable trails. Returning via the Hingham ferry.

Meet at 4:15 at Long Wharf to take the 4:30 ferry to Hull

Leaders Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser

Jul
16
Mon
2018
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

Jul
24
Tue
2018
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

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Cochituate Rail Trail and Aqueducts Loop @ Natick Center Station
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

TBD

Leaders – David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera

Aug
9
Thu
2018
Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland
Aug 9 all-day

TBD

Leader – David Loutzenheiser

Aug
16
Thu
2018
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

Aug
29
Wed
2018
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

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593529494395898/

Mar
14
Thu
2019
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.
Nov
6
Wed
2019
Are We There Yet? 21st Century Mobility: MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series @ Colonnade Hotel | Boston Ballroom
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Don’t miss the second event in MAPC’s MetroCommon speaker series! Join us for a riveting keynote by the transportation thinker David Zipper on the interplay between urban and transportation policy and new mobility technologies, followed by an interactive panel discussion with local transportation planners, advocates, and administrators.

David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he focuses on the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. David advises numerous startups and urban officials about the future of cities and mobility. His writing about urban innovation has been published in The Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, and Fast Company. Learn more on his website, www.davidzipper.com.

Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the speaking portion of the event will begin at 6 p.m. Light appetizers will be served.

Stay tuned — we’ll announce our panelists soon!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-we-there-yet-21st-century-mobility-registration-76091067431

Sep
20
Wed
2023
Equitable Access to Clean Energy Technologies: Models for EV Equity Webinar
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Clean Energy Department is hosting its final webinar for its Equity in Clean Energy webinar series. This event will focus on equitable access to clean energy technologies, specifically models for EV (electric vehicle) equity. 

Join us to learn about a local equity-focused EV Carsharing model, EV charging infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings, and to hear about the MAPC Transportation Department’s work in this area. 

There will then be an opportunity for Q&A.

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduCtrT0iHdNkvPrPTrrA5iwB6kwdbEUT#/registration