American Legion Parkway Bike Tour – Sunday, May 20, 2018 8am-10:30am

Join us in two weeks, Sunday, May 20, 2018 for an easy bicycle tour of the American Legion Parkway green areas. The tour will run from 8am-10:30am and start at the Walgreen’s end of the Stop-n-Shop Plaza on American Legion Highway, near Hyde Park Ave. RSVP to Laura Smeaton (shoplaura@nullmac.com) or Lisa Beatman (lisabeatman@nullyahoo.com, 617-306-1283). More details below or download the PDF flyer.

Parkway Tour Route

Parkway Tour Route

Please join active transportation engineer and professor Peter Furth and your neighbors on a two-hour bike tour of many of American Legion Parkway’s green areas. It’s absolutely eye-opening. We will share updates on protecting American Legion and improving biking/walking along it. This 2.5 mile corridor that borders and connects Hyde Park, Roslindale, JP, and Mattapan, has opportunities for large and small green recreational projects, including commuter and recreational bike & walking paths, parks, tot-lots, picnic areas, and protected urban wild. However, this area is extremely vulnerable to destruction from both pending and proposed development. Once these pockets of green are gone, they are gone forever. Did you know that the 4500′ open Canterbury Brook that winds on either side of American Legion Highway is one of only five open brooks in Boston?

A 2-hour, 5-mile exploration by bicycle will introduce this corridor of opportunity, and you will get to share in the vision of residents and neighbors who are passionately working to preserve and enhance a vibrant community and fragile greenscape. Periodic stops will provide ample opportunity for discussion and engagement. We will finish in time for you to enjoy brunch or Sunday services, and the rest of your weekend.

Bring your bicycle, helmet, water bottle and sunscreen, and your curiosity! The ride will be casual with multiple stops and no significant hills, and so is appropriate for riders of all abilities. We look forward to riding and sharing with you!

Please come! RSVP please. This will be a great opportunity to meet regional neighbors.

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