Walking in Arlington and the Old Schwamb Mill present our Fall 2013 Walking Tour: From Foot of the Rocks to the Alms House Site: Exploring Arlington's Late 19th and Early 20th Century Streetcar Suburban Developm
A new presentation by WalkBoston, an advocacy group that serves all of Massachusetts, shows how an increase in pedestrian traffic provides a boost for local businesses. The slideshow, “Good Walking is Good Business,” is available at walkboston.org/resources/conference-presentations.
According to WalkBoston, homeowners and employees do not want to be dependent on a car for every trip from home. Employers may also be looking to locate in areas that have more of a “village” feel, instead of an industrial park off an interstate highway.
Learn about Big Dig construction, operations, and maintenance! See the tunnel systems first hand, and climb up on the Zakim Bridge to view the structural components of the bridge (the underside too!). The Big Dig tour also includes seeing the intake/exhaust systems and power system for the Central Artery/Tunnels and the MassDOT Highway Operations Center.
Interested in learning about the ins and outs of Boston's Hubway bike share program? Come join us for a behind the scenes tour to learn about the daily operations of maintaining and dispatching bicycles at 112 stations in four communities. We will have stops in production, maintenance, dispatching, the bike shop, and Hubway's main office.