“Commuter Celebration” planned to honor City’s achievements in active transportation
SOMERVILLE – Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Board of Aldermen and School Committee, Somerville Bicycle Committee City, Shape Up Somerville, and many others to celebrate walking, biking, and transit-riding into the fall, as well as two important milestones for Somerville. On Friday, Nov. 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the East Somerville Community School (Cross Street side), all residents and commuters are invited to join us for hot coffee or hot cider, and students who take part in the “active transportation” day may enter to win a free bike helmet.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) recently welcomed Somerville as an affiliate member, including us in a prestigious group of the 30 most progressive cities in the country enhancing quality of life through sustainable, active transportation. Earlier this month, Somerville was also recognized by the League of American Cyclists with a Silver level Bicycle Friendly Community Award, recognizing a significant step up from Bronze in only two years. As we continue to improve walking, biking, transit, safe routes to schools, bike sharing, and much more – let’s enjoy a hot breakfast beverage together and toast to Somerville’s progress thus far!
Who: Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Aldermen, School Committee Representatives, Somerville Bicycle Committee, City Staff, Local Organizations, and you
Where: East Somerville Community School (Cross Street side)
When: Friday, November 22, 7:30-8:30am
What: Walk+Ride Toast and Awards Celebration