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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
23
Thu
2018
MAPC Walk Series – Beacon Street Bridle Path Restoration Walk @ St Mary's Station, Brookline
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 1 Beacon Street in Brookline has inconsistent bicycle accommodation and many parking spaces in the median that are unused.  Join us for a walk along Beacon St to listen to advocates describe a proposal to restore the median reservation next to the Green Line for a bicycle and pedestrian use.  Parking would be reconfigured.

Leaders – Jacob Meunier and Jules Milner-Brage

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/672104636496554/

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/

Apr
11
Thu
2019
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.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
MARPA-DLS – Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff @ College of the Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members from all the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) welcome you to join them at the 2019 Annual Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff, co-hosted by the Division of Local Services. The event titled “21st Century Municipalities – Challenges & Opportunities” will be hosted at Holy Cross College on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
Attendees will hear from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the morning, as well as a panel discussing the clear economic benefits of communities adapting to the fast-paced changes prevalent in modern municipal management.
We will then break into sessions focused on Community Compact Best Practice areas so you can learn from your colleagues around the Commonwealth.
At the conference you will learn about a range of key subject areas facing communities in the 21st Century, including:
  • Climate Resiliency
  • New Challenges of Running A Municipality
  • Intergenerational Opportunities: Becoming an Age Friendly Community
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regionalization of Services

The attendance fee is $20. Pay via Paypal, credit card, cash, or check. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjmqq6k10d0c333&oseq=&c=&ch=