Weekly Meetings & Events Roundup

Here is a roundup of public meetings and events happening this week - Bay State Bike Week edition! There are several important public meetings happening this week, including the Beacon Street 75% Design Plans Meeting in Somerville on Tuesday, and Connect Historic Boston in Boston on Thursday. In addition to the events and meetings listed here, be sure to check out the Bay State Bike Week event listings to find great events going on in your area!

Tuesday, May 13

Event: MassBike Air & Oil Station - Cambridge
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Foot of Harvard Bridge, Northeast Corner of Memorial Drive/Mass Ave Intersection, Cambridge, MA
Description: MassBike is showing some love to the afternoon commuters! We'll be cheering on passing bikers, offering free air for your tires and lubrication for your chain if you need it, and giving away cool free stuff! Read more.

Event: MassBike Volunteer Night
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: MassBike Office, 171 Milk Street Suite 33, Boston, MA
Description: Do you enjoy hanging out with fellow cyclists, conducting sparkling conversation, and eating pizza with a refreshing Harpoon beer, or soda? Then you won’t want to miss Volunteer Night on the second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 - 8pm. It’s a chance to have some fun and help MassBike with a few easy administrative tasks. RSVP to [email protected] or call us at 617-542-2453.

Public Meeting: Somerville, Beacon Street 75% Design Plans Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Argenziano School Cafetorium, 290 Washington St, Somerville, MA
Description: The City of Somerville will present its 75% design plans for the planned reconstruction of Beacon Street. As in previous designs, plans are expected to call for grade-separated cycle tracks in both directions along portions of the street, and standard bike lanes along other portions. MassBike strongly encourages Somerville residents to attend the meeting and speak in favor of the cycle track concept. Read more.

Wednesday, May 14

Meeting: Cambridge Bicycle Committee
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 344 Broadway 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA
Description: The Cambridge Bicycle Committee, established by City Council in 1991, works to improve conditions for bicyclists in the City of Cambridge and promote bicycling as a means of transportation. Read more.

Public Meeting: Somerville, Community Path Extension
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA
Description: The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for Community Path. More information about the project is available on the Green Line Extension website.

Thursday, May 15

Event: MassBike Commuter Breakfast - Southwest Corridor
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Southwest Corridor Bike Path at Ruggles Street, Boston, MA
Description: MassBike is showing some love to the morning commuters on the Southwest Corridor! We'll be cheering on passing bikers, offering free coffee and snacks, and giving away cool free stuff. Read more.

Public Meeting: Boston, Connect Historic Boston
Time: 5:00 PM Open House, 6:30 PM Presentation, 7:00 PM Q & A
Location: Offices at the Government Center Parking Garage, 1 Congress Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA
Description: The City of Boston will host this public meeting. According to the city, "the purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with updated information about the City of Boston’s Connect Historic Boston Project including: 1.) The latest design elements and features of the project, 2.) Construction that is on public recreation land, in historic districts and/or on historic properties, 3.) The City’s proposal to secure a right-of-way via temporary and permanent easements, and 4.) Next steps for the design and bidding process."

MassBike strongly encourages Boston residents, particularly those living in the North End and West End, to attend the meeting and speak in favor of the project. Read more.

Public Meeting: Cambridge, Amory Street Community Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: DPW office, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Description: The Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the upcoming Amory Street sidewalk and roadway reconstruction project. The project will also include pedestrian safety improvements and we are encouraging area residents to attend this meeting to learn more about the design and other important information related to the project. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Neil at [email protected].

Public Meeting: Reading, Reconstruction of West Street Project
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Walter S. Parker Middle School, 45 Temple Street , Reading, MA
Description:  The purpose of this MassDOT-hosted meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Reconstruction of West Street project. According to MassDOT, "the proposed project consists of pavement reclamation, utility relocation, the construction of new cement concrete sidewalks, the installation of new granite curbing, drainage improvements, the installation of new traffic signals and improved traffic signing and pavement markings. Bicycle accommodations are provided along West Street and consist of a usable shoulder." Read more.

Event: Greenfield, Bike Trivia Night @ The People's Pint
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The People's Pint, 24 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA
Description:  This monthly trivia night will be all about bikes! Show your bike-knowledge prowess, enjoy delicious craft brews, and support MassBike all at once. Visit the People's Pint website to learn more.

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