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Category: Bike Routes

Bike to Work in Boston, Friday May 19th!

As part of the annual Bay State Bike Week (May 13-21) , as well as the National Bike Month of May, the City of Boston is hosting festivities in honor of National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th.

For the past eight years, one of the many planned convoy routes begins with two locations in Needham:

  • The green in front of Needham Town Hall, leaving at 6:15
  • Cutler Park parking area on Kendrick St. at 6:30

The route continues to the Newton Town Hall, then snakes safely down to the Charles River near Watertown Square, and the rest of the ride in is off road until the last stretch up Cambridge St past Mass General Hospital to Boston City Hall.

The city hosts a nice celebration on City Hall Plaza, where you can get a free breakfast and coffee, listen to music and browse through an expo at City Hall Plaza.

More information and suggested registration here at Boston’s Bike to Work Day site.

The Southwest Corridor is Fantastic for Biking from Needham to Boston

For anyone thinking about biking to Boston from Needham, you might want to check out the Southwest corridor park system, which provides a lovely bike path from near the Arboretum all the way in to Northeastern University and beyond.

The corridor actually runs all the way to Copley Square, though you need to make an unmarked left turn on Camden before Mass Ave to find the continuation of the park on the eastern side of Mass Ave. Continue reading The Southwest Corridor is Fantastic for Biking from Needham to Boston

An Alternative Way Across Rt. 128: A Tunnel?

Needham Bikes has a vision in which more open, clean and safe passage between Needham and Newton will provide access to:

  • Natural resources like Cutler Park and the Charles River
  • A less congested experience when shopping on Needham St.
  • More open commuting routes to Newton and beyond that are safer and more appealing

Over the past couple months, there has been an active discussion among cycling advocates in Needham and Newton, expressing concern over the published designs for the Kendrick St. and Highland Avenue crossings over Rt. 128 as part of the Add-a-Lane project. A description of the concern is summarized in the a recent post here, Advocating for Better Routes Between Needham and Newton! Continue reading An Alternative Way Across Rt. 128: A Tunnel?