No Exit

No Exit

On a beautiful Friday afternoon like today, I sometimes choose to bike the scenic route home. Today that meant a trip down the Upper Falls Greenway as opposed to the more direct line of taking Needham Street between my office and Winchester Street.  I’ve done...

Newton’s sustainability challenge

A recent Tab editorial by Newton’s Sustainability Director Rob Garrity highlighted great progress Newton has made in shrinking its carbon footprint. Newton deserves to be proud of its environmental leadership and the accomplishments. Yet the largest single...
Time for Newton’s Bicycle Update

Time for Newton’s Bicycle Update

If you had one suggestion to improve the cycling environment in Newton, what would it be? Your chance to share comes Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 pm at the War Memorial! The third-annual Newton Bicycle Update  will feature presentations from Transportation Director Bill...

Tour de Newton Countdown!

Attention Tour-ists: you have 65 days left to get in shape (as of 8/2)! Lois Levin, Henry Finch and I have spent the last several weeks finalizing the 26+ mile, tour-safe route for the Oct. 6 Tour de Newton. It has been an absolute blast finding the centers of all 13...
Hubway on the Greenway

Hubway on the Greenway

George Kirby from the Newton Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force has put together an interesting proposal for bringing the HubWay bike-sharing system to the soon-to-be-built Upper Falls Greenway bike trail.  The general idea is to install Hubway stations at the Needham...
The Highlands Link

The Highlands Link

Village14 regular Adam Peller was just telling me about an intriguing idea – let’s call it the Highlands Link. The state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is working on plans that will extensively change traffic patterns in the southern side of...
Should Newton be part of Hubway?

Should Newton be part of Hubway?

I was perusing the minutes from the Newton Bicycle Advisory Committee and came across an interesting exchange about what it would take to bring the Hubway bike sharing program to Newton. The program recently expanded to Cambridge and Somerville with limited expansion...

Pin It on Pinterest