October 2022 Newsletter


Emerald Network — a vision for 250 miles of seamless shared-use greenway paths connecting Boston and adjacent cities.

December 2022 Vol. 5 Issue 6

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Thank you for being a dedicated reader of our newsletter. As we see the changing colors of fall foliage and approach a new season, the Emerald Network has plenty to share –– grab a hot beverage and savor the time outdoors. We enjoy curating the latest greenway news, stories, and events from around the region and in your backyard. Help continue to grow the Network by forwarding this issue to a friend and encouraging them to subscribe today!

Our Team Continues to Expand!

Images edited by Lorraine Fryer

Through the RAY Fellowship Program, Amrita Sawhney (pictured right) has joined LivableStreets as the Greenways + Policy Analyst, supporting both the Public Policy and Emerald Network programs. Amrita has been a pleasure to have on our team. Stay tuned to see the results of her work! Say hello at [email protected].

LivableStreets also welcomes Maha Aslam (pictured left), our new Transit + Streets Program Manager. She joins us from New York City! We are excited to see what her extensive planning experience and architectural training will provide to our transit endeavors. Welcome her at [email protected].

Finally, we introduce Chinmai Deo (pictured middle), as our Great Neighborhoods Network Research Intern! He has been working with our Deputy Director, Jason Desrosier, to help generate content for the GN website –– stay tuned for more updates! You can say hi at [email protected].

Walkshops Focused on the Charles River

Abby Jamiel presenting
Photo credit: Maha Aslam

On Wednesday, October 12th, the Emerald Network team led a Women in Design (WiD) walkshop through the Boston Society for Architecture. The event was a kick off to WiD’s 2022 symposium Intersections: Mobility, Equity, and the Built Environment, which will be hosted on October 28th-29th.

The walkshop outlined LivableStreets’ work of bringing together project managers, advocates, designers, government representatives, and institutions to plan for a regionally interconnected, and sustainable future for the river. It also provided updates on projects touching the river and facilitated a discussion about the role of design professionals in coalition building. Thank you to Fennick McCredie Architecture and Studio Luz Architects for sponsoring the event.

Partners Doing Amazing Work

Fredrick Law Olmsted
Photo credit: John Singer Sargent

Frederick Law Olmsted Wants You to Get Involved!

Last chance to experience Parks Equity & Spatial Justice Projects! This year Olmsted NOW, the organization celebrating Olmsted’s Bicentennial, awarded $205,000 in Parks Equity & Spatial Justice Grants to 16 projects from local creatives and artists. The last of these public art projects and events will happen between October 15th-30th. Click here to view a map of the project sites and here to read more about the Park Equity & Spatial Justice Grants.


Boston in the fall
Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

There are many upcoming events to celebrate! Join for Halloween fun, biking, hiking, and more:

Click on any of the links to learn more about each event and how you can participate!


Emerald Necklace Map
Photo credit: The Emerald Network Conservancy

Looking for New Places to Bike?
Here are six off road bike paths in and around the city to check out! From Dorchester to Jamaica Plain,  explore exciting trails you may have never ridden . The Emerald Necklace Bikeway, which is featured in the linked article, strings together parks located along the route. The map also includes public restrooms and nearby facilities, and all trails are under four miles!

Hiking in the City
If you enjoy hiking but find it difficult to do in the city, Boston Magazine shares nine different hikes in and around the city to enjoy the fall weather. Information on how to get to the sites using public transportation is included. The hikes vary in distance from under a mile to over seven miles. Our particular favorite is the Emerald Necklace Traverse! 

BikesNotBombs is Hiring!
BikesNotBombs is  looking to expand their team through multiple positions. They are hiring for roles for the Bike Shop, Community Engagement, Development, and Youth Pathways. All job postings are listed on their website detailing the responsibilities of each role. Apply to one of the open positions here!

Love Boston Common? But Also Have Some Notes?
Boston Common is undergoing an exciting comprehensive planning process to update and revitalize the historic park. The Draft Report includes goals, identified needs, and recommendations ranging from increased ADA accessibility to wayfinding to furniture suggestions. View the comprehensive plan or executive summary and provide comments here. The comment period is open until November 30th.


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  • You can also sign up to be a volunteer with LivableStreets.

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  • Ammi Hosur
    published this page in Newsletter 2023-05-18 14:11:55 -0400