On Saturday, July 26th, MassBike worked with the Dudley Square Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to help put on a playway event on Moreland Street and Winthrop Street in Dudley Square.
Playways are temporary street closures in which the street is blocked for cars to traverse and inhibits the reclamation of streets for people and play. At DSNI’s playway, the focus was on promoting healthy foods and fitness through yoga demonstrations, a bike rodeo, ball playing, and tug-of-war. DSNI youth took charge of managing informational tables focused on gardening, healthy food choices, and neighborhood development. Healthy foods were generously donated by Kind Snacks, Harvest Co-op, Equal Exchange, and Iggy’s Bread of the World. Art supplies were donated by Artist & Craftsman.