Summer Greenway Ride and Walk Series

Summer Greenway Ride and Walk Series

MAPC

Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning

2018 MAPC Summer
Greenway Ride and Walk Series

Join MAPC and some of our many partners to explore our growing greenway and trail network.  This network is part of MAPCs LandLine vision to connect 1400 miles throughout the Boston Region.

The purpose of the ride and walk events is to show off new projects, and advocate for completing the missing gaps.  The events will educate, entertain, and build the bond between users, designers, planners and advocates to work towards the goal of a connected active transportation network.

The ride and walk schedule below will be updated frequently so check back close to the event for further details.

Predicted heavy rain will reschedule the ride.

Upcoming Events

May
23
Wed
2018
7:00 pm Arlington Heights Community Forum @ Dallin Elementary School
Arlington Heights Community Forum @ Dallin Elementary School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on a neighborhood action plan for Arlington Heights and invite you to a community forum on May[...]
May
30
Wed
2018
9:30 am Annual Council Meeting @ Colonnade Hotel
Annual Council Meeting @ Colonnade Hotel
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The 2018 Annual Council Meeting will take place, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 9:30AM – 12:00PM in the Huntington I & II Ballroom at the Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02116. Registration will start at 8:30AM and[...]
Jun
1
Fri
2018
all-day Beacon Street Bridle Path Restor... @ TBD
Beacon Street Bridle Path Restor... @ TBD
Jun 1 all-day
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[...]
Jun
6
Wed
2018
8:30 am Metro Mayors Coalition: Informa... @ Revere HealthCare Center
Metro Mayors Coalition: Informa... @ Revere HealthCare Center
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
The goal is to discuss ways to better improve information sharing to address the opioid crisis. On behalf of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council invites you to attend a forum on[...]

Friday, June 1

Beacon Street Bridle Path Restoration Walk

Saint Mary's Station (Green C line) 5pm

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.  Co-Sponsored by the Livable Streets Alliance.  More info here.  Option to stop for post event drinks and food in Washington Square.

Leaders:

Jacob Meunier and Jules Milner-Brage

Friday, June 8

Bay Colony Trail Ride w Newbridge on Charles Paths, Needham/Dedham

Needham Junction Station at 3:45PM

Bike the completed section of the Bay Colony Trail, the 128 Underpass along the Charles River and paths along Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham. The trails are cinder with short sections of dirt. 32mm tires recommended. Dinner/drink option afterward TBD.

Leader

Tom Francis

Monday, June 11

Back River, Bear Cove, and Worlds End Ride

Meet at Rowes Wharf at 5:00PM to catch the 5:20PM ferry to Hingham

The South Shore is well connected by MBTA ferries.  This first of two rides to the South Shore will highlight the extensive trail system around the Back River, as well as some of the disconnects.  We will head to Worlds End in time for sunset before returning to the Hingham Ferry

Leaders

Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser

Friday, June 22

Connect Historic Boston Ride

South Station at 5:30PM

Connect Historic Boston is an initiative between the City of Boston and the National Park Service to link historic sites through downtown Boston. While construction on the full project continues, we'll be able to take folks on a ride of the substantially-complete bike trail. The ride will take approximately an hour, with a few stops to discuss the project. We will end near a Red Line T stop.  This ride is being led by Boston Bikes. Please sign up directly with the organizers.

Tuesday, June 26

Tri Community Bikeway Ride

Wedgemere Station at 3:15 pm

 

The Tri Community Bikeway has been under construction for over a year now and close to completion.  We will ride the full length of the trail through Winchester, Woburn, and Stoneham along with local advocates who have been involved to make the project happen.

Leaders

Roger Wilson, Dolly Wilson, and Anthony Wilson

Thursday, June 28

Jamaica Pond, Casey Arborway, and Arboretum to Roslindale Path

Meeting point TBD

charlotte.fleetwood@boston.govThis ride highlights the Jamaica Pond region parkways and trails, including the close to completion Casey Arborway project.

Leader

Charlotte Fleetwood and Pete Sutton

Wednesday, July 11

Hull, Wompatuck State Park and Hingham

Meet at 5:15 at Long Wharf to take the 5:30 ferry to Hull

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.

Leaders

Alice Brown and David Loutzenheiser

Monday, July 16

Charlestown Rail Trail and Lower Mystic Connections

Meeting Point TBD

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

Thursday, July 19

Minuteman to Bruce Freeman to Assabet Trail Connections

Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station - Time TBD

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

Thursday July 26

Boston Greenbelt Trail Hike

Meeting Point TBD

The Boston Greenbelt Trail is a proposed 80 mile foot trail that circles Boston within RT 128 connecting our major regional parks.  This hike will will explore a small segment of this proposed trail highlighting the opportunities to connect up our extensive open spaces in a relatively easily accessible trail to Boston.

Leader

David Loutzenheiser

Thursday, August 2

Cochituate Rail Trail and Aqueducts Loop

Meeting TBD

Leaders

David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera

Thursday, August 9

Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland

Meeting TBD

Leader

David Loutzenheiser

Mid August

Somerville Neighborways Walking Tour

Meeting TBD

Leader

Mark Chase