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City of Ottawa to Launch Park&Pedal in 2019

Canada’s capital city is working to implement their own official Park&Pedal program in 2019. The citizens of Ottawa have been finding ways to Park & Pedal on their own, and with the numbers growing, commuters have requested protected parking in the city’s underutilized parks.

The initiative for an official program was first introduced by City Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and councillors on Ottawa’s transportation committee say they’re in favor of launching a pilot project in the city.

“Having parking lots that we paid for sitting empty when there are people who could use them doesn’t make any sense to me,” said Wilkinson

Currently, city staff is undertaking a review of the Park&Pedal concept, and a full report is expected by the end of March. Hopefully, we’ll see a new program ready for this spring!

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Temporary Closure to Herter/Artesani Park 11/15/18 – 11/18/18


November 14, 2018
Olivia Dorrance

DCR Parking Advisory: Artesani Park in Boston

WHAT: Starting Thursday, November 15, 2018, and continuing through
Sunday, November 18, 2018, the Department of Conservation and
Recreation (DCR) will close the parking lot at Artesani Park in the City
of Boston to accommodate the construction of a temporary salt storage
structure that will assist the agency with winter operations. If the
construction is completed early, the parking lot will be reopened this

WHERE: Artesani Park in the City of Boston
1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018, and continuing through Sunday,
November 18, 2018

View official DCR Advisory at


Park&Pedal Expands to Central and Western Massachusetts

Press Release Contacts: Ryan Walas, Park&Pedal, 800-736-5348 or / Olivia Dorrance, DCR Press Secretary, 617-626-4967 or

DCR, Montague Bikes Expand Park&Pedal Multimodal Commuting Network

Boston, MA – Monday, September 17, 2018 – In an effort to promote outdoor recreational opportunities, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), along with Montague Bikes, today announced the addition of eight new Park&Pedal locations. The program, which was launched in 2015, encourages bike commuting by providing a network of parking hubs conveniently located within cycling distance from centers of employment. Commuters can park their cars for free and ride their bikes the remaining distance to work, thereby avoiding traffic on the most congested portion of their commute – the so called “last mile”. The 2018 expansion includes a number of new locations in the Boston area, and for the first time, central and western Massachusetts.

“The Baker-Polito Administration continues to foster strong partnerships with a variety of entities and stakeholders to meet shared environmental and recreational goals that truly benefit the public,” said Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy. “The Park&Pedal Program serves as an example of an excellent partnership that not only alleviates traffic congestion from area roadways, but also enables the public with another great opportunity to get outside and incorporate a healthy, active lifestyle.”

“Other people have been taking note of our success with this initiative born right here in Massachusetts,” said David Montague, President of Montague Corporation. “We look forward to continuing our expansion across the country and around the world with a program that reduces emissions and increases commuter health.”

The Park&Pedal Program was originally conceived by David Montague, who formulated the program after personally parking and pedaling into work for years. The program designates spaces within parking hubs for commuters to utilize, which provide several benefits the Commonwealth, including:

  • The reduction of traffic congestion the during rush hour commutes;
  • The increase in available parking spots within urban areas;
  • The decrease of environmentally harmful vehicle emissions; and
  • The contribution to a healthier citizenship.

Park&Pedal launched in summer 2015 with 7 locations and has since grown to service thousands of Massachusetts commuters with 28 parking hubs. The new locations in the 2018 expansion include Martini Playground in Boston; Jim Roche Ice Arena in West Roxbury; Alewife Reservation in Arlington; Ryan Skating Rink in Watertown; Regatta Point Park, the Charles J. Buffone Rink, and the Daniel S. Horgan Rink in Worcester, and the Henry J. Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke.

For more information, please visit or call 800-736-5348 to learn more.

About Montague Corporation
Montague Corporation is based in Cambridge, MA and is dedicated to advancing cycling through the development of inventive technologies. Montague has been manufacturing bikes and bike components for over 25 years. Visit or call (800) 736-5348 for more info.

About the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Carol Sanchez, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit Contact us at

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