Submitted by WalkBoston on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 12:32pm
The reclaimed Half Mile is the site of a beautiful new walking facility: the North Bank Bridge, a 690-foot pathway that curves under the Zakim Bridge and over the MBTA commuter rails that used to be an impassable barrier. The bridge is one of three that are planned. The second will be a walkway attached to the MBTA rail bridge over the river into North Station. The third, a South Bank Bridge, will connect Charles River walkways along the Boston side of the river to the HarborWalk in a richly historic and highly visited area.
This toolkit is intended to provide guidance to the individual who will plan and lead pedestirian safety training at a school. For most communities, walking as a way to get to and from places has become less frequent, while vehicle travel has increased. This means that many children may not have a lot of walking experience or have not learned walking safety lessons at home.
Attend the Transportation for Massachusetts event at the State House on Tuesday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Members Lounge (Room 350). We will be presenting our legislation on better investment in transportation and join others in calling for more funding for transportation across the state.
Re-imagine the communities that existed in the 1940's and 50's prior to an era of modernization that included the Central Artery construction, which would eventually evolve into the Big Dig and the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Join Lumen Collective in re-tracing the Greenway using LED rope lights to plot the buildings that formerly stood on the square. Visitors are invited to explore highlighted sections of Dewey Square Park and interact with a guided tour and physical map.
The mission of the Friends of the Community Path is to link the Minuteman Bikeway and Charles River Path networks, by extending the Community Path along the future Green Line extension.
Our next monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, March 7th, 7-9PM at Visiting Nurse Association, 259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Our meetings are open to the public, and we welcome your participation and input.
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