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Annual Neponset RiverFest

The general public is invited to the first Annual Neponset RiverFest! New parks and bike paths line the shores of the River, along with beautiful natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish and other wildlife, all right in the City. The RiverFest is a free, family-friendly, public event. Come out to celebrate this natural wonder and discover all it has to offer.

- Try out a kayak or canoe on the Neponset River
- Explore a tidepool with the New England Aquarium
- Attend a fishing clinic with Mass Fisheries & WildlifeTake a chance on a new fishing rod & reel
- Walk/bike the Greenway
- Play in the spray park
- Eat yummy food
- Create art – and more…

Bring a blanket and a picnic, and spend the day! For more information, please contact Nancy Fyler fyler@neponset.org  |  781-575-0354 x307

For more info and to register, click here

Annual Neponset RiverFest
Saturday, July 22
10 am - 2pm
@ the DCR Neponset II Park, Dorchester alongside the Neponset River.
Entrance to the park is on Hilltop St. near Granite Ave.

 

Summer Greenway Rides and Walks

Join MAPC and the LandLine Metro Boston Greenway Network for a series of bicycle rides and walking tours this summer!

Before attending a ride, please check back to this page for updates!

Neponset Trail - UMass to Readville on new sections
Monday, July 24 - 6pm
@ Carson Beach, South Boston

Winthrop Beaches + Deer Island
Wednesday, July 26 – 5:05 pm
@ Winthrop Ferry from Moakley Courthouse Boston

Emerald Necklace - Fenway to Casey Blvd and beyond to Moakley Park
Wednesday, August 2
@ Boylston St at Fenway (in front of Mass Historic)

American Legion Highway Walk to Franklin Park
TBD

  

Malden River Greenway Public Meeting

The Mystic River Watershed Association, in partnership with the cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford are undertaking a visioning process for a waterfront park system with connected paths, new amenities, and vibrant open spaces along the Malden River. Join them for the second public meeting, a workshop featuring early design concepts for the greenway plan. Come check out results from the surveys and provide feedback as the vision for the river takes shape. We will start the event with a tour of the Tufts Boathouse and docks, showcasing views of the Malden River and surrounding cities. Please RSVP here, and read more about the project here.

Malden River Greenway Public Meeting
Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
@ River's Edge, 200 River's Edge Drive, Medford

  

Tour de Streets

Tour de Streets is an annual family-friendly event that benefits your streets and LivableStreets. Choose between an urban ride, a family-friendly route and a walk highlighting the Emerald Network. Celebrate afterwards with a BBQ lunch, music, and games at North Point Park. Register today!

Tour de Streets
Saturday, September 9 (rain date Sunday, September 10)
9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Lingo at Education First & DCR's North Point Park 
@ Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141


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To find out about events and opportunities where you can learn more and improve your streets, visit the LivableStreets Calendar.

 

 


 In the News

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Bike Talk: Episode 31

Listen to the episode here


 

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Boston Planners See a Greenway Where There's a High-Traffic Road

Nidhi Gulati, program manager at LivableStreets Alliance, says that the focus should be on slowing traffic, making walking and biking more pleasant, and building an amenity for the people living along Columbia Road... “The bigger challenge is how do we tie the mini-neighborhoods together?” says Gulati. She says that planners will also need to address concerns about displacement and gentrification in Dorchester, where housing prices have climbed.

 


 

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Walkers Traverse Columbia Rd., Talking Green Space, Economics

"Nidhi Gulati, the Emerald Network Program Manager, said that she hopes to see 70 new miles of greenway over the next 15 years, noting that building such a system offers flexibility, with a number of ways to connect them. “What we can do is build safe connections so that you can hop from green to green."


 

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Plans to Expand Watertown Bike Paths Move Forward 

"Watertown's Senior Planner Gideon Schriber said work would extend an existing spur of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway from where it empties onto Arsenal Street, next to the Watertown Mall Best Buy location, through Arsenal Park to the North Beacon Street Bridge.

The LivableStreets Alliance is helping the Town of Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee design the path over the next year." 


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"Watertown Moves" Celebrates Renovated Charles River Path 

Local organizations Live Well Watertown, LiveableStreets, the Watertown Bike and Pedestrian Committee, and others celebrated the Charles River pathway and riverfront park’s renovation that was completed in recent months.


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The View From the Street 

"So the real challenge we face is creating networks, especially low-stress bicycle networks and bus-priority networks...Coordination can also be initiated by a nonprofit (LivableStreets Alliance’s “Emerald Network” connecting Metro Boston’s greenways)."


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LivableStreets Launches Emerald Network    

“This is the future,” exclaimed LivableStreets Executive Director Jackie Douglas, “greenway paths that are linked together so that
you can move continuously from one path to another. Safe, accessible, off-road paths and their low-traffic stress connections
are simply a better way to get around the city.”


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Plan Seeks to Link 200 miles of Local Pathways 

“We’re excited by Livable Street’s Emerald Network initiative...It’s a perfect pairing with Boston’s Green Links project — a plan to provide walking and biking connections for all residents to Boston’s largest parks. The Emerald Network takes Boston’s local plan to scale in the region. It sets a vision for connecting our communities, improving mobility and increasing access to this region’s parks. We look forward to continuing our work with them on this effort.” - Chris Osgood, Boston Chief of Streets


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Group has a goal: A regional path network 

Universal Hub links to WBUR's article "Cambridge Nonprofit Seeks to Connect 200 Miles of Paths" from September 12.


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Initiative seeks to connect greenway paths in Greater Boston area

“Boston has a historic legacy of greenways and linear parks, which we appreciate, but our current systems could be better connected to continue work that has been done for 100 years.” - Amber Christofferson, Program Manager, Emerald Network Initiative


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Cambridge Nonprofit Seeks To Connect 200 Miles Of Paths

"Our streets should be focused on people, and be public spaces where people can get to where they want to go safely, efficiently, affordably and enjoyably," LivableStreets' deputy director Stacy Thompson said.

Thompson says she wants people to start thinking of the city's streets as "living, breathing transportation ecosystems."


 universal_hub.png March 8, 2016 pdf_image.png

Groups Propose an Arboretum Gateway in Roslindale Square and new path to Forest Hills 

WalkUP Roslindale, Livable Streets and Tufts University are proposing a new bicycle and pedestrian path that would let people get from the Roslindale Village T stop to Forest Hills without having to step foot on Washington Street.