Do you ride in Somerville and want to make our roads safer for biking, but don’t know where to start? Or are you already involved in local projects, but want to become more effective? Sign up today for the two-part Bikeable Communities Training, sponsored by Shape Up Somerville and Mass in Motion.
This is a great opportunity for the concerned, engaged citizen who wants to create changes to better bicycling infrastructure and safety in Somerville. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to participate in Part I to participate in Part II.)
Part I: Plugging Into The ProcessSaturday, October 26th from 2:00 – 4:30 PM Somerville Police Dept. 220 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
This training will focus on the decision making process in how streets are built and maintained, and explains how to most effectively engage in that process as a local resident. Participants will walk away with a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” when getting involved in local projects.
Part II: Policies, Programs, and Project SolutionsWednesday, October 30th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM Brooklyn Boulders Somerville 12A Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143
The Part II training will focus on specific policies, programs and infrastructure projects that support safer, more comfortable bicycling. You are not required to attend the “Part I” training to participate. Participants will walk away with a checklist of infrastructure, programs and policies that support safer bicycling.
RSVP for Part I and Part II at Services@MassBike.org. For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact the same email address.
Bicycling Communities Training is just one service of our Bikeable Communities Program. We also provide Bicycle Planning Assistance to facilitate a strategy for implementing bicycle-related projects, and Bikeability Assessments to evaluate a community’s current state of bike-friendliness.