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/
Join the West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., for an open house. If you walk or bike there,
you qualify for free reflective gear, so you’ll be visible on those fall and winter walking and
biking trips! Also, anyone not a Y member now can stop in for a free class, anytime on Walk
International Walk to School Day
Safe Routes to School encourages students in the 21 Public Schools to walk to school! Join
millions of children from communities in more than 40 countries in walking or biking to get fit,
build community and build school spirit!
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
Free Fitness Passes! Free Stuff!
Walk or Bike to the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahantan St., any
time between Sept. 29-Oct. 3 and you will get a complimentary one-day guest pass for yourself,
or if you have a membership, for a guest.
Walk or Bike to the West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., and qualify for free reflective
gear, so you’ll be visible on those fall and winter walking and biking trips! Anyone not a Y
member now can stop in for a free class, anytime on Walk Bike Week.
Shoes for the Shoeless
Through Newton’s Safe Routes to School Task Force, students from all of Newton’s 21 public
schools will collect new and gently used shoes to donate to children in need, saving shoes from
our landfills and incinerators. There will also be a drop box in the lobby of City Hall.