On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.*, Rails-to-Trails
Conservancy (RTC), the city of Somerville and other communities
along the Mystic River will host a town hall meeting at Tufts
University in Somerville, Mass. At this meeting we will share
exciting plans to make your region a more walkable, bikeable place
to live, work and play, and provide you with opportunities to be
part of the process.
Somerville is spearheading an effort to engage the Boston region in
RTC's 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation to double the amount
of money the federal government invests in walking and biking.
Specifically, we are targeting $50 million to each of dozens of
communities, including those along the Mystic River, Boston and
Cambridge, to build a complete network of safe places to walk and
bike more and drive less.
RTC Northeast Regional Office Director Tom Sexton, Trail Development
Manager Carl Knoch and Policy Outreach Manager Kartik Sribarra will
be available to talk with you and answer your questions, along with
local leaders. Please join us!
What: "Active Transportation in the Boston Region"
Where: Tufts University (Barnum Hall, Room 104), College Avenue,
Somerville/Medford, Mass. Maps and directions are here.
When: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Why: To learn about and coordinate efforts to make the Mystic Valley
and the Boston region a better place to live, work and play through
more walking and biking.
* Light snacks and beverages will be served during a brief
networking period at 6 p.m. The program will start at 6:30.
Please RSVP now to assist our planning.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Winslow, city of
Somerville, at 617.625.6600 ext. 2519 or swinslow@...
P.S. Read about your community's campaign participation now, and see
which other communities are part of this nationwide effort.