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 MAPC's 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.
Thursday Aug 16
Minuteman to Bruce Freeman to Assabet Trail Connections
Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station - 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.
David Loutzenheiser and Jeff Collins
Thursday, Aug 23
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.
Jacob Meunier and Jules Milner-Brage
Wed, Aug 29
Somerville Neighborways Walking Tour
Meet at Porter Square Station Entrance (by the bike racks)
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 ride, join us for dinner and drinks at Assembly Row.
Mark Chase and David Loutzenheiser