Week of Aug 1: Brattle St bike lane meeting, Garden St, family bike ride, and more

It is exciting to see so much progress, including new protected bike lanes being built in Porter Square, and public engagement well underway for two upcoming projects near Harvard Square. As these new projects move forward, please join the public meetings to learn more and share your support.

Tues Aug 2, 6pm: Brattle Street bike lane design webinar

Tune in to the third online community meeting to discuss safety improvements to Brattle Street between Mason and Mt. Auburn Streets. The city will share the first conceptual design for Phase 2 of the project, which covers Sparks St. to Mt. Auburn St. Initial phase 1 plans were shared at the June 21st meeting and updated designs for phase 1 will be shared at this meeting as well. Ask questions and provide feedback to help make Brattle Street a safer corridor for all!

For neighbors living on or near Brattle Street or those with an interest in historic preservation, please consider sharing your support for this project at the Historic Commission hearing on Thursday Aug 4 at 6pm.

Next week, Tues Aug 9, 6pm: Garden Street bike lane design webinar

Next week will be the third online community meeting to discuss safety improvements to Garden Street, between Huron Avenue to Mason Street. In response to community feedback, the city will be presenting a new layout concept which would convert Garden Street to one-way for vehicles traveling eastbound from Huron Avenue/Sherman Street to Concord Avenue. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss 3 layout concepts. Join the meeting to weigh in and help improve Garden Street!

Sunday Aug 7, 9:30am: Family bike ride, ice cream edition

Looking for a fun bike ride with your kids? Join the 2nd annual Somerville summer family bike ride, featuring ice cream from Tipping Cow! The ride is 2.8 miles, mostly car-free, with a police detail. Event details can be found here

Supporting the family of George Clemmer

On Saturday July 30, a ghost bike ceremony was held to honor George Clemmer, who was killed while riding his bike near Mass Ave and Huntington Ave in Boston. A GoFundMe has been started to help support his family during this difficult time. 

Volunteer to make food pantry deliveries by bike in Cambridge 

We’re still looking for more volunteers to make food pantry deliveries by bike to people experiencing food insecurity. Sign up here to be notified of weekly volunteer opportunities; usually deliveries go out Friday at 12:30PM.