14th Tour de Somerville: Streets, Rails and
Saturday, October 14,
This 3-hour bicycle tour on city streets followed the
future route of the Somerville Community Path from the Brickbottom
neighborhood to the existing Path near Davis Square.
This ride was part of the Fall Meeting
of the Mass Central Rail Trail organization.
For more about the
ride, a map, photos, and more about the Mass Central Rail Trail,
Central Rail Trail.
Cambridge-Somerville GoGreen History
Saturday, May 21, 2005
easy-paced, 9-mile bicycle tour will visit green places and historic
sites in both Cambridge and Somerville.
This ride is sponsored by the Cambridge
and Somerville Bicycle Committees, the Somerville Historic
Preservation Commission, the Cambridge Historical Commission, and
several other organizations.
For more information, visit
Design neighborhood meeting
15th, 2004 VNA Community Room, 259 Lowell St.
The Friends of
the Community Path, and the City of Somerville invite you to the 25%
Design neighborhood meeting for the Cedar St to Central St section
of the Community Path
Annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride
14th, 2003, 9:30am, Arlington Center
Escape the malls, the
hustle and the hassles of the holidays?.?Tis the season to simplify
so hop on your bikes and savor yuletide Boston! Join Santa, Rudolph,
the Ciclismo Classico Reindeer Riders and dozens of colorfully
costumed cyclists as we ride slowly (and sing loudly) through the
streets of Arlington, Somerville, Cambridge and Boston... it's
history, tradition and non stop good cheer in the making!.
Dec 1st, 2003 4-6pm, Ten Park
Help us attend a public meeting on "ranking
factors for funding of transportation projects, in conjunction with
Doug Foy's sustainable development policies". The secretary of
transportation will attend each hearing, which will feature an open
discussion. We're asking the secretary to explitly recognize the
transportation value of trails and the value of connections to
public transit. For more information see the flyer here.
Annual Tour de Somerville
October 18th (rain Oct 19th), 2003
Somerville Bicycle Committee and the Friends of the Community Path
proudly present the 11th Annual Tour de Somerville on Saturday,
October 18th. This year's easy, 10-mile ride explores transportation
in Somerville - past, present, and future. We'll visit the sites of
old railroad stations and yards, as well as possible locations for
new paths and T stops. Even though Somerville is a City of Seven
Hills, our mostly-flat route avoids nearly all of them. The ride
begins at 10 am at a new location -- the Cedar Street end of the
Somerville Community Path. This is just north of the intersection of
Alpine and Cedar Streets. Please wear a helmet. Steady rain will
postpone the ride to the following day - Sunday, October 19 - same
time and starting location. For more information, call the
Somerville Bicycle Committee at 617-625-6600 x2503 or visit the
Committee's web site at www.ci.somerville.ma.us/boards
Somerville Equity Transporation Partnership
Meetings of STEP on improving the Green
Line, Orange Line and other public transit in Somerville are held on
the third Monday of every month, usually at SCAT offices in Union
Monday June 16th, 2003
Our next regular meeting will cellebrate our 2-year
aniversery with a picnic.
Tuesday June 5th, 2003 6pm
There is a
proposal to put a skateboard park under the Big Dig ramps, right
next to the future Community Path. The path could help adults keep
an eye on the park, and the park could provide a focal point and
destination for path users. See www.charlesriverconservancy.org
for details on the design meetings, where kids & other potential
users of the park are encouraged to help with the planning.
HANDS-ON CLEANUP -
Belmont Community Path
Saturday May 31st, 2003 9:00am-Noon
neighbors in Belmont clean their section of potential path. On
Saturday, May 31st between 9:00 in the morning and noon, the Belmont
Friends of Community Paths and the Belmont Bikeway Planning
Committee are organizing a work session to clean-up and improve the
little-known bike and foot path that connects Brighton Street to the
Alewife Reservation and the Alewife T station. We will meet at the
Belmont end of the path, at Brighton Street next to the commuter
rail tracks. RSVP if possible or just show up. To RSVP or for more
information, call or email John Dieckmann at 617-489-1423 or
email@example.com. Wear long pants and work gloves. Tools needed
include wheelbarrows and Garden Way carts, loppers/pruners, rakes,
shovels. Refreshments will be provided.
HANDS-ON CLEANUP -
Friends of the Community
May 17th, 2003 9:30am
Join neighbors &
Friends of the Path to clean the route of the proposed path. See pictures from last year. Join us at
Lowell Street Bridge. Bring gloves, old plastic grocery bags, and
other cleanup supplies like pushbrooms. Recyling bins will be
supplied. Our event is part of the City's Somersday spring cleanup.
Come get a free gift from O2 Yoga!
LIGHT CARROT & STICK
March 31st-April 6, 2003
Too many people
ride bikes without lights at night. Ride in Cambridge without a
light during this week, and get a free light (along with a
citation). See the press release for details.
Hosted by the Boston Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO)
Friday March 28 2003, 9AM to
The Family Center, 366 Somerville Avenue
workshops will be half-day courses for citizens as well as elected
officials and professionals in the fields of planning, engineering,
law enforcement, and education.
The workshops will include a
presentation from national experts including Mark Fenton, who was
the speaker at WalkBoston's 2002 Annual Meeting. Included in each
workshop will be a visit to a specific site within each community to
view pedestrian facilities and assess how they serve walkers' needs.
This exercise will help participants learn how to make their
communities more pedestrian-friendly.
Buddliners to Bike Path
lecture at the Somerville Museum
Friday, November 15th,
2002, 7:30 - 10:00PM
Corner of Westwood Road and Central
John Alan Roderick, a local railroad
historian, will present a brief look back at the railroad in
Somerville. He will discuss, among other topics, the former railroad
(replaced bythe bike path from Cedar Street to Davis Square) as it
existed in the middle to the late 1970s.
For reservation please
call 617-666-9810. Donations are welcome.
10th Annual Tour
Saturday, October 19th, 2002,
10:00AM - 1:00 PM (Raindate: Sunday, October 20th)
Park Davis Square(Behind the T stop next to the Somerville Theater)
Theme: Green space, Open Space Co-sponsored by the Somerville
Bicycle Committee and the Friends of the Community Path.
more info contact: Greg Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 617-623-0750
Tim Toomey Holding Public Safety
Tuesday October 15th, 2002,
Council Chambers, 795 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA
preparation for the upcoming legislative session, the Committee on
Public Safety is researching the growing concerns over pedestrian
and bicycle safety. In an effort to improve awareness and
understanding of the issues involved in this matter, the Committee
will be holding an informational hearing open to interested
individuals and groups, as well as state and local officials.
Lets thank Toomey and show how important the Community Path and
projects like it are!!
For more info contact: Jefferson
Smith at Jefferson.Smith@hou.state.ma.us
July 19th and Sunday July 20th 2002, from 12:00 - 7:00PM
For two days in July, artists, musicians, dancers, thespians and
festival goers converge on Davis Square for ArtBeat. Help us add the right artistic touches to
the Community Path booth.
Bike to the Sea
Lets help support our neighbors to the
North in there exciting project to create a path from Everett to
Lynn.(just a skip from Somerville) 20 mile family ride. For more
info go to: www.BiketotheSea.com. If your
interested in biking to Bike to the Sea we will be leaving from 112
Belmont St Somerville at 8:00AM contact Joel at: 617-776-7769 to
Golden Spike II
Friday June 21st 2002, 11:00 - 2:00PM
(rain or shine)
Bentley College Waltham, MA
our little Community Path is part of something bigger... the Central
Mass Railway. The Mass Central is a proposed 104 mile long rail
trail extending from downtown Boston 3/4 of the way to New York.
(The Community Path is the last segment or the 1st depending on
which way you look at it) As amazing as it seems, 64 years after the
railroad was shattered by hurricane, most of the route is clear and
passable (the political impediments to the trail are much greater
than the physical impediments).
This is a high-level visibility event to kick off the Mass
Central Rail Trail project. The more people come, the better the
event looks to the officials present. Come learn more about the
trail project, show your support, or learn how your concerns can be
heard in future design meetings. See www.MassCentralRailTrail.org for or RailTrails New England for more details.
Group Anniversary Meeting
Monday, June 3rd
64 Hudson Street, Somerville. (1 block east of
Lowell Street and directly behind the armory building on Highland
Ave.) This meeting includes a Pot Luck Dinner in
honor of the First Anniversary of Friends of the Community
Path. Please bring an item for the Pot Luck.
Somerville Bike Tour
Saturday, May 18th,
2002, 10:00 AM (Raindate: Sunday May 19th)
Somerville City Hall to tour many of Somerville's historical sites
with the Historic Preservation Commission and the Bicycle Committee.
The ride will be about three hours long and include a snack stop.
Families are welcome and the ride will be paced according to
participants' skill levels. This is also a good chance to talk to
members of the Somerville Historical Commission, the Somerville Bike
Committee, and the Friend's of the Community Path. They will all be
on hand to talk about current projects and answer any questions
about what's going on in Somerville. Contact Turil Cronburg at email@example.com
Bike to Work
Friday, May 17th 2002, Morning and Evening
The Friends will mark Bike-To-Work-Day offering
bicycle bells and information on courtesy toward pedestrians. Help
us "share the path" near the Davis Square MBTA stop.
Past (2001) Events continued