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August 2019  Vol. 3 Issue 3

 
   

NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

Summer is in full swing, and so are a number of great events that will connect you to the exciting work shaping the future of the Emerald Network!

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Upcoming Opportunities to Experience the Network

Photo: David Loutzenheiser, MAPC


MassDOT Launched State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

MassDOT Secretary Pollack Announces MassDOT's Bike + Ped Plan

At the groundbreaking for the Cochituate Rail Trail in Natick on Friday, July 19th MassDOT Secretary Pollack, announced the new state bicycle and pedestrians plans. These plans emphasize safety and a hope to increase the number of bicycle and walking trips made each day. Learn more here.


Use Lime Hero and Contribute to the Emerald Network

Lime

We are excited to announce that Lime will be supporting the Emerald Network through their Lime Hero donation program! When you sign up to ride, you can choose to round up each ride as a donation to the Emerald Network. Download the app today, and be sure to opt into Lime Hero to support our work when you ride!

   
 
 

   

GREENWAY STORIES

Featured Greenway: Mystic and Malden Rivers Greenway


The greenway network along the Mystic and Malden Rivers offers relief from bustling city life, while simultaneously connecting you to it. The greenway creates connections between Medford, Malden, Everett, and Somerville, and links them all to Boston itself. Imagine if this network were fully connected with safe or protected areas for everyone to walk or bike. The good news? There have been so many recent improvements that not only move the greenway network closer to a full connection but encourage activity and appreciation of natural resources. Keep reading to learn more...


Boston's Hidden Shore -- The South Boston Harborwalk

A city of coastlines, Boston has numerous places to enjoy the waterfront. One of Boston’s lesser-known public shorelines is also its longest uninterrupted stretch of accessible coast. From Castle Island to Savin Hill Cove, you can explore six continuous miles of harbor views that include the historic Fort Independence, multiple public beaches, Moakley Park (the second largest park in Boston), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus. Keep reading to learn more...

   
 
 
   

UPDATES

This year the Emerald Network is focusing on moving projects forward in three priority areas across Metro Boston. Each of these areas represents a crossroads of multiple greenways, which when connected, will have a profound influence on access around the region. 

View the maps and learn more about our 2019 priority areas:

   
 
 
   

THANK YOU

 

The Emerald Network is a community and a social network and we greatly value our supporters. Find out more about our network of people by visiting the website.

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Your dollars and your time keep us going!

   
 

 

Help us connect people and places. Give now to support our work to connect and complete a greenway network that will help unlock access and opportunity for everyone.

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