Week of 10/17: Community meetings

We’ve got a full slate of meetings this week – in particular, Monday’s council meeting and Thursday’s King Open School meeting are important. Any questions, email info@cambridgebikesafety.org.

Monday, October 17: City Council Meeting 5:30 PM
, Second Floor

ATTN: everyone

8 of 13 policy orders concern bicycle safety. See summary post here. We need as many people as possible to pack the hall and show that these issues are really important to us. Consider speaking during public comment about your personal biking experience and why it needs to be better. Call 617-349-4280 to reserve a spot by 3pm Monday or sign up in person by 6pm.

Tuesday, October 18: Charlesgate Greenway Project Meeting, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
150 Riverway, Boston, Wheelock College Campus Multi-Purpose Room, First Floor, Room 103

ATTN: 02139 & 02142, users of Mass Ave bridge, Paul Dudley White & Emerald Necklace pathways

Charlesgate Greenway project is a multi-use pathway that will connect the Emerald Necklace pathways to the Paul Dudley White pathway within the Charles River Basin, including a signalized crossing of the Harvard (Mass. Ave) Bridge. Details will be posted post-meeting here: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/. If you have questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email Mass.Parks@state.ma.us or call 617-626-4973.

Tuesday, October 18: Planning Board Hearing, 7:00 PM
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Meeting Room

ATTN: 02142 & 02141, users of First Street

On the agenda is the North Point project in East Cambridge. There are plans to put in protected bike lanes on First St and un-protected on all other streets. More details: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/zoninganddevelopment/planningboard/planningboardmeetings

Thursday, October 20: King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex Meeting, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Community Room, Millers River Apartments, 15 Lambert Street

ATTN: 02141, Cambridge St users

There are concerns that the design for KOCUS in East Cambridge does not adequately plan for bicycle safety, particularly on Cambridge Street. The Traffic, Parking, & Transportation Department will be presenting bicycle lane design considerations and student drop off/pick up. See details here: www.CambridgeMA.gov/KOCUS. 


Thursday, October 20: Magazine Beach Site Improvements Project – Phase 2, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Morse School Auditorium, 40 Granite Street

ATTN: 02139

DCR is presenting the design developed after consideration of public input received on the Magazine Beach Site Improvements Project – Phase 2. The presentation will be viewable after the October 20 public meeting on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings. If you have questions or concerns or wish to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, please email mass.parks@state.ma.us or call 617-626-4973.


Thursday, October 20: Envision Cambridge Alewife Working Group Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
City of Cambridge Water Department, 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy. First Fl. Cafeteria

ATTN: 02140, 02138

Visit the Envision Cambridge website for details and a full calendar of events. Sign up for the Envision Cambridge mailing list.