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Recap – Park&Pedal Newton Launch!

Park&Pedal has expanded once again! The City of Newton joined the network with 6 Park&Pedal locations added this year. On the morning of October 18th, we gathered at the newest site at Albemarle Park to celebrate with a kickoff event, commuter breakfast, and ribbon cutting with Mayor Setti Warren.

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From left to right: Newton Director of Transportation Nicole Freedman; David Montague, Founder of the Park&Pedal program; Newton Mayor Setti Warren; Newton City Councilor Alison Leary; Councilor-at-Large Ruthanne Fuller; Newton DPW Commissioner James McGonagle; and  Richard Fries, Executive Director of MassBike.

We would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate with us and to everyone who helped to make this event and Park&Pedal in Newton possible. Every additional Park&Pedal space makes a difference in reducing traffic congestion, decreasing vehicle emissions, and making healthy active transportation a possibility for everyone.

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The event was a great opportunity for the cycling community of Newton and Boston to come together. The event featured free breakfast, bike giveaways, bike tune-ups, and support from many of the area transportation and cycling groups. Thank you to Belmont WheelworksHubway, MassRIDES, Rejjee, Mass Sierra ClubMasschusetts Nature Conservancy, The Green Streets InitiativeMassBike, Landry’s Bicycles Newton, Rosenfelds Bagels, Newton Village Cafe, Anna’s Taqueria, Honest Tea, Russo’s, Shaw’s Supermarket Waltham, and Wegmans Chestnut Hill!

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Belmont Wheelworks making sure everyone’s bikes are in tip top shape!

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Bagels from Rosenfelds!

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Newton’s own NewTV was on hand to get cover the event.

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Landry’s Bicycles was tuning up bikes free of charge as well.

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The Sierra Club promotes Park&Pedal as a great way to help the environment.

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Breakfast burritos from Anna’s!

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Thanks again to everyone who came to the Newton launch! You can see all the current Park&Pedal locations at http://www.parkandpedalmap.org/

NECN TV Talks Park&Pedal

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New England Cable News sat down with Park&Pedal and Montague Bikes founder David Montague and Newton Massachusetts Mayor Setti Warren to talk about the impact of Park&Pedal on local business and the upcoming expansion into Newton.

Watch the interview below or head over to NECN.com >>

The segment appeared as part of NECN’s This Week in Business. With Park&Pedal aimed at commuters, the benefits are great for both employees and employers. When commuters Park&Pedal the last leg of their journey is by bike. Less cars are making their way to the workplace, parking costs and congestion are reduced, and the added physical activity makes for a healthier, happier, and more productive work force.

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