Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week. Even if it wasn’t the week before Bay State Bike Week, this would still be a busy seven days of meetings, events, and more! Be sure to check out the Bay State Bike Week events calendar to find fun, exciting Bike Week events in your area.
Tuesday, May 6
Public Meeting: Cambridge, Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Study
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St., 1st floor community room, Cambridge, MA
Description: All committee meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit the Study website.
Public Meeting: Boston, Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., Boston, MA
Description: This MassDOT-hosted meeting will discuss the proposed Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge project. According to MassDOT, “The proposed project consists of designing a new ADA compliant overhead/pedestrian bridge over O’Brien Highway and Nashua Street which connects directly to the MBTA Science Station on the Green Line. At grade improvements will also be made to the intersection below. The proposed bridge structure will provide multi modal accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists.” Read More.
Meeting: Milford, Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail Open Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Milford Senior Center, 60 North Bow St., Milford, MA
Description: The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail host this monthly open meeting with speakers and updates. Read More.
Public Meeting: Jamaica Plain, Arborway Crossing at the Arboretum
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Description: At this meeting, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Arborway Coalition and partners, recommendations for pedestrian/bicyclist safety improvements at the Upper Arborway crossing at the Arboretum main entrance will be presented. Read More.
Event: Day 4 of Bike Week!! at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Boulders, 12A Tyler St., Somerville, MA
Description: Day 4 of Bike Week!! at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville will include Cambridge Bicycle Committee, MassBike, Metropolitan Advisory Planning Council, Friends of the Community Path, Neighborways: Kid Friendly Bike Streets; Bike check-up by: Bike Boom; Bike Businesses: Bikeyface; Fun stuff: Unicycling (trick demo). Read More.
Wednesday, May 7
Event: Mass BikePike Tour Bike Month Party
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: East End Grille, 118 Broadway, Somerville, MA
Description: May is National Bike Month! And how better to kick it off than to join the Mass BikePike Tour team at its 2014 Bike Month Party on May 7th at the East End Grille in vibrant East Somerville? Bring a friend or meet new friends, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, and learn more about this year’s edition of The Friendliest Ride in the East. There will be fun giveaways and a discount code for any attendees who sign up for the tour at the event! Read More.
Public Meeting: Boston, South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (Room 160), 415 Summer St., Boston, MA
Description: The City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and Massport have joined together to develop a Sustainable Transportation Plan that supports the 21st century South Boston Waterfront area. A Better City is managing the plan, which will define and prioritize transportation system investments needed over the next two decades due to the rapid pace of development in the area. Read More.
Event: Easthampton, Farmington Canal Greenway Trail
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Tandem Bagel Company, 12 Railroad St., Easthampton, MA
Description: Come to the Tandem Bagel Company on Wednesday evening May, 7 at 6:30 p.m.for an update about where the gaps are and how they might be closed, and general information about the trail. Meet the groups and advocates working to achieve this. There is a $5 charge for this event that will towards the cost of the venue and food. Register here.
Public Meeting: Falmouth, Route 28A & Route 151 Intersection Improvement Project
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Falmouth Main Library, in the Herman Meeting Room, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Description: This MassDOT-hosted public informational meeting is to announce the project and solicit comments, concerns and ideas from the public who are familiar with the intersection to help \derive the best possible solutions for the proposed Intersection Improvements and related work at the North Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) and Nathan Ellis Highway (Route 151) project. The proposed project consists of improvements to safety, operations and access at the intersection above. Read more.
Friday, May 9
Event: Bike Friday – City of Boston
Time: Convoys meet at 6:45 AM. Festival at City Hall Plaza 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Description: On Bike Friday, you can join a bike commuter convoy from one of dozens of locations throughout the Boston metro area. Safe guided convoys with experienced ride leaders will follow a fixed schedule and route and finish together at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Join MassBike and dozens of other exhibitors at City Hall Plaza from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Read More.