from the email, check it out if you are in the Newton area:
The Second Annual Newton Bicycle Update will have all the details:
Monday, June 17, 6-7 pm,
War Memorial Auditorium, City Hall
(Psst–last year the City got an Honorable Mention from the League of
American Bicyclists. Surprise annoucement on Monday!)
Newton Bicycle Coordinator Lois Levin will be joined by Mayor Setti Warren,
members of the Board of Aldermen, city Transportation Director Bill Paille,
Police Chief Howard Mintz, and the Bicycle Advisory Committee.
They will highlight Newton’s new bicycle lanes, describe Newton’s
bicycling safety education programs, review crash statistics and enforcement
activities, and the city’s efforts to encourage more bicycling.
Having adopted a comprehensive Bicycle Network Plan in 2012, the City has
created separated bicycle lanes along Beacon Street, Centre Street, Langley
Road and Walnut Street. This year, the City expects to expand the network by
improving safety on the Carriage Road of Commonwealth Avenue, and add shared
lanes on Lowell Ave and Webster Street. Bicycling is steadily increasing in
Newton because of these efforts.
The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation
Advisory Group, formed by Mayor Warren to help advance his vision of a
sustainable Newton. The TAG works to make Newton’s streets safe and healthy
for all residents.
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