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October 14: Park&Pedal Newton Launch

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Park&Pedal has expanded into the City of Newton and we’re celebrating! Join us on the morning of Friday, October 14th in Albemarle Park in Newton for a launch event and commuter breakfast. In attendance will be:

• Mayor Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton
• Nicole Freedman, Director of Transportation for the City of Newton
• David Montague, Park&Pedal and Montague Bikes Founder

Montague bikes will be giving away a bicycle to one lucky winner and area bike organizations, advocacy groups, and food vendors will be joining us to make for a fun and festive morning.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/361123210943867/

Confirmed so far (more to come!):
• Free bagels from Rosenfelds Bagels
• Free pastries from Newton Village Cafe
• Free breakfast burritos from Anna’s Taqueria
• Free bike tune ups from Belmont Wheelworks
• Tea and Juice from Honest Tea
• Free COFFEE!

• Food donation from Russo’s Watertown

• Food donation from Wegman’s (Chestnut Hill)
• Food donation from Shaw’s (Waltham)
• Hubway
• MassRIDES
• Rejjee
• Sierra Club
• Massachusetts Nature Conservancy
• Charles River TMA

If you’re interested in participating in the event as a vendor, please contact us at info@parkandpedal.org

Park & Pedal is a free network of parking lot hubs conveniently located cycling distance from your city’s employment centers, allowing commuters to park in a designated spot, and pedal their bike to work, avoiding “last-mile” congestion.

The program provides a manageable step toward bike commuting, especially for those who live too far from work to cycle the entire distance. The goal is keep cars out of the city, and get more people on bikes!

Park&Pedal at Arsenal Mall

The Arsenal Mall shopping center in Watertown has signed on as our first retail provider of Park & Pedal parking spaces. Located just west of Boston, it’s a perfect location for commuters to get out of their car and ride their bike along the Charles river into downtown Boston or Cambridge.

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Towards the front of the shopping centers parking lot is a row of spaces dedicated as preferred parking for Park & Pedal commuters. The Arsenal Project sees this not only as a great opportunity to help the environment by getting cars off the road, but also good for business. Their lots are underutilized from 9-5 on weekdays, and having cyclists stopping by on a daily basis can increase retail traffic!

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The Arsenal Mall also hosts Food Truck Wednesdays in their lot every week during the summer. If you stop by between 11am and 2pm, you’ll find 5 of Boston’s tastiest food trucks, a live band, and even a chance to win free lunch. We stopped by last week to promote Park & Pedal at the Arsenall Mall and a had a great time enjoying the day’s festivities!

Arsenal-Food-Trucks-Panorama-smThe calm before the storm… food trucks setting up!

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