Newton Walk - Bike Week
Come celebrate Newton’s first annual Walk Bike Week, Friday, Sept. 28- Wednesday, Oct. 3,
and discover all the ways that Newton can be walked or biked, and see how we can improve our
shared spaces, making Newton even more livable.
The week, starting with a rewarding commute to work on Friday for all who walk, bike or ride
the T, and ending with International Walk to School Day involves dozens of community groups,
many of Newton’s most walkable neighborhoods, and hundreds of volunteer hours.
There are charity events, street openings, scenic walks, and even a bicycle repair workshop. All
are free and open to all.
Details below and updated regularly on the city calendar at: newtonma.gov/gov/executive/
Go Green, Go Online, Get Rewarded!
Every Newton resident or Newton-based employee can explore alternatives to driving and reap
rewards through the Green Streets Initiative! If you walk, bike, ride the T or carpool to work or
school on Sept. 28—or any Final Friday of the month (yes, that’s right: ANY Final Friday), you
can get retail rewards—discounts, special offers, free coffee, etc., from fun merchants here in
Newton and beyond.
Ten of Newton’s finest businesses have already signed up: Centre Ski and Bike is offering 15%
off bicycle tune-ups, Elements will upgrade your massage for free, Dahlia’s and Folklorica will
give you 10% off anything in the store, and Inna’s Kitchen and L’Aroma are offering a free
small coffee or tea. Bead Art Resources is giving 15% off any order, HipStitch will cut 10%
off the cost of a sewing class, Terrene of New England is discounting its non-toxic house paints
and Vridian Energy will discount your electricity rate. And that’s just the Newton offers! For
details, visit gogreenstreets.org.
Bike to Boston with a convoy
Join our last Friday bicycle commuter convoy from Newton to Boston! The Newton Bicycle/
Pedestrian Task Force is sponsoring a ride to the breakfast reception at the LA Sports Club
in Boston. We will be assembling at Newton City Hall at 6:45AM for an official send-off to
a relaxed ride via the Charles River bike paths. It's easy, fun, and beautiful! Additional meeting
points to join the convoy will be Washington Park at Walnut Street in Newtonville at 7:05AM,
and the Laundry Brook footbridge along California Street near Watertown Square at 7:15AM.
We ride rain or shine; bring your helmet! Sign up on-line at