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Peter Furth DotBike Meeting

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 12

September 24, 2008
7:00 pm

Northeastern University professor Peter Furth traveled to the Netherlands this summer with 18 civil engineering students to study sustainable transportation in a country where there’s plenty of it. When they returned, they applied their lessons to Dorchester, redesigning key sites to to improve access and safety for bicycles, pedestrians, and public transportation.

Come hear and discuss their ideas on Wednesday September 24th, 7 p.m. at the Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles Street Dorchester, MA (one block from the Fields Corner T stop, map:)

Projects to be presented include:
1) Making Dorchester Ave. bike friendly
2) Transit oriented development around Ashmont Station
3) Better walk /bike access to the UMass peninsula
4) A bike rental station for Andrew and / or JFK / UMass station
5) Making the South Bay shopping center more accessible for walk / bike / transit

Prof. Furth is a transportation engineer whose specialties include bicycle route networks and urban transit.

As a bonus, they’ll have a brief preview of an exciting Citizen Schools project that partners middle school students with professional architects and transportation planners. This year’s program focuses on plans for bike access and paths for Columbia Point.

For more information email [email protected] or call Andy at 781-367-9200.


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Making Dorchester More Bikeable, Special Presentation

Written by Boston Biker on Sep 22

September 24, 2008
7:00 pm

Special presentation sponsored by DotBike.

How would you make Dorchester more bike (and foot) friendly?

Northeastern University professor Peter Furth traveled to the Netherlands this summer with 18 civil engineering students to study sustainable transportation in a country where there’s plenty of it. When they returned, they applied their lessons to Dorchester, redesigning key sites to to improve access and safety for bicycles, pedestrians, and public transportation.

Come hear and critique their ideas on Wednesday September 24th, 7 pm at the Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles Street Dorchester, MA (one short block from the Fields Corner T stop).

Projects to be presented include:
1) Making Dorchester Ave. bike friendly
2) Transit oriented development around Ashmont Station
3) Better walk /bike access to the UMass peninsula
4) A bike rental station for Andrew and / or JFK / UMass station
5) Making the South Bay shopping center more accessible for walk / bike / transit

Prof. Furth is a transportation engineer whose specialties include bicycle route networks and urban transit. For more information email dotbikebostonbiker.org or call Andy at 781-367-9200.


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