Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is your weekly roundup of meetings and events happening around Massachusetts.

Wednesday, July 9

Public Meeting: Lawrence, Union Crossing Pedestrian Improvement Project
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Public Library, Main Library, 3rd Fl, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA
Description: MassDOT will host this meeting. According to MassDOT, “The proposed project will install pedestrian enhancements, including: new sidewalks, lighting and street trees on Union Street, and a new pedestrian plaza at the northeast corner of Union and Canal Streets, including a new bus shelter.” Read more.

Thursday, July 10

Public Meeting: Mattapan, Morton Street Bridge Project
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Economy Plumbing – Training Room, 875 Morton Street, Mattapan, MA
Description: MassDOT will host this meeting. According to MassDOT, “The purpose of this meeting will be to specifically discuss the 10 day closure of the bridge from August 8th to the 17th.”

For more information, please contact John Romano, MassDOT Municipal Liaison at 857-368-8905 or john.romano@state.ma.us. Read more.

Public Meeting: Cambridge, Greenough Boulevard Waterfront Restoration Project
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Shady Hill School, Assembly Hall, 56 Coolidge Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Description: The Department of Conservation and Recreation and The Solomon Foundation will host this follow up meeting to a meeting held in March. The concept of the project envisions a new multi-use path along Greenough Boulevard between the Eliot Bridge in Cambridge and the Arsenal Street Bridge in Watertown, with significant landscaping improvements and riverfront restoration. The Greenough Boulevard roadway would be reduced from its current four lanes to two lanes, with the space reallocated to the multi-use path and parkland.

This is a very exciting opportunity to provide a greatly enhanced environment for all forms of active transportation, and strengthen connections with existing pathways and the regional active transportation network.

You can view the presentation from the March meeting here, and you can view the project website here.

Saturday, July 12

Volunteer: Arlington, Bikeway User Counts
Time: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Shifts Available
Location: Kickstand Cafe, Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
Description: The Town of Arlington will be holding their summertime Bikeway User Counts. These counts of users of the Minuteman Bikeway will take place at the Swan Place entrance to the Bikeway – where KickStand Café is located; counts will run 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, July 12.

Arlington town planners are seeking volunteers for this important project; the bikeway user population has doubled in the last two years – and this happens even when counts are in bad weather. So check your calendar and let them know if you can help for an hour or two. No previous experience neccessary.

Simply e-mail JGlushko@town.arlington.ma.us or call 781-316-3093 with your name and your preferred time to help with counts.

This year we will try to add a new element to the count: we will separate the bicyclist and jogging populations so that we can count how many are male and how many are female.

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline to sign up for this volunteer opportunity is 5 PM on Tuesday, July 8th.

Looking for meetings and events happening next week or beyond? Check out our Event Calendar.

Have a public meeting or free event you’d like us to list? Email us at bikeinfo@massbike.org and we may be able to include it in our calendar.

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