Newton Walk-Bike Week

Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 10:15am to 10:15pm
Location: 
Newton MA

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/
walkbikeweek.asp

SATURDAY

Hike the Newton Aqueducts

Discover the best off road network in Newton: this is a very popular 4-6 mile hike through
woods, meadows and fields along the Newton sections of the Sudbury and Cochituate aqueducts.
Parts of the paths are close to backyards, so hikers do need to be respectful of private property.
This is a steady but not fast hike. Participants should be in sufficiently good shape to keep up
with the group. (There are cutoffs for those who wish to shorten the hike.) Meet in front of the
Starbucks near the Waban MBTA Station. Trip leader is Henry Finch (617-964-4488). 3-5 pm

Have Fun in Nonantum

Win a bicycle and helmet! Meet Newton’s K-9 police dog! The Nonantum Neighborhood
Association is holding decorating contests for bicycles and baby carriages, a dog contest (cutest,
smallest and largest), a bicycle clinic, bake sale and more. Pellegrini Park, 11 Hawthorne St.,
Nonantum, 12-3 pm. FREE.

Walk Historic Upper Falls

Architect Jane Galli will lead a tour Sept. 29 of worker housing and mill buildings in Newton
Upper Falls and describe how these well-built structures are now being used. Co-sponsored by
Historic Newton and the Upper Falls Area Council, the 2-3:30 pm walk meets at the northwest
corner of Chestnut and Elliot streets. Free.

Check your gear and Dance in Newtonville

Highland Street will be open for walking, dining, shopping and dancing from 10-10 as
Newtonville holds its first ever Village Day and Jazz Festival. Along with a long list of local
musicians and dancers, the day includes helmet and bike safety checks as well as craft booths
climb-a-truck and more. Mayor Warren will come to kick off the festivities at noon. Meet the
Newton Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinators to share what is working (and not working) as you
bike and walk around the city.

Make a difference! Count Bikes!

Bike Newton is conducting a bicycle census on Sept. 30 and Oct. 3 to establish how many people
use bicycles on weekends and during the work week for transportation and fun. These counts
will happen annually as a way to measure the cycling population of our streets and to evaluate
how bike friendly the City is. Please sign up NOW to take part for a three-hour, non-continuous
stint at bikenewton.org