July 22, 2009

Walkability: 2 local events tonight

There are two events of note this evening for those interested in livable, walkable communities.

In Framingham, there's a Cochituate Rail Trail workshop if you'd like to find out more about trail plans and offer comments of your own.  The design will be ready for preview starting at 6:30 pm, with a formal presentation beginning at 7 followed by comments and Q&A. That's in the Memorial Building (town hall) Blumer Room, 150 Concord St.

Or, attend a talk on "Mode Shift:  moving from driving to transit, biking, and walking" hosted by LivableStreets Alliance in Central Square (100 Sidney St.) from 7-9 pm in Cambridge. Jason Schrieber discusses what factors get people out of their cars. Better mass transit, bike lanes and sidewalks? Financial incentives such as gas tax and parking prices? Better land use patterns?


  1. Right now at http://www.infrastructureusa.org, users are discussing how to best improve our communities. View a new Show Us Your Infra submission about transportation alternatives, "Retraining America." Check out the Infra Blog for an exclusive interview with Senator Robert Menendez. Submit your own images of infrastructure problems and successes. Share your perspective today and join the conversation.

  2. Sharon, do you know anything about the GREAT development for walkers happening on Nobscot Rd. in Sudbury, from Rt. 20 down to Old Framingham Rd. They're putting in a SIDEWALK! For those of us in the Nobscot area east of Edgell and north of Water, this gives us a safe walking route to the Sudbury shopping district. I've been doing it for several years anyway, but this is going to be a great boon. Some people think it may be mitigation funds from the developers putting up the 55+ developments along Nobscot and Old Framingham Rds. It sure will be a positive marketing point for them!

  3. That *is* great news! Hadn't heard about that. Thanks for the post!