Sunday, August 5, 2012
The 'Circle the City' series of summer street closures concludes Sunday, turning parts of State, Congress and the surface road along the Greenway into traffic-free pedestrian and bike havens.
The city's program of closing major streets off to traffic on summer Sundays comes to a close this weekend with the biggest event yet: Parts of State, Congress and the surface road along the Rose Kennedy Greenway will be car-free zones. The "Circle the City" initiative provides free outdoor fun, and is a collaboration between local organizations to connect people to parks and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition, the City of Boston, Boston Bikes, the EPA and the Rose Kennedy Greenway launched the program on June 24, and the final event is Sunday. Sunday's event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the Rose …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The corridor from Franklin Park to Jamaica Pond was car-free on Sunday. If you have photos or video from the day's celebration, please add them here to share with your neighbors.
Pedestrians and cyclists ruled the road on Sunday in Jamaica Plain, as the Circle the City program made the corridor from Franklin Park to the Pond car-free. The event, created by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, aimed to showcase the city's parks — and to get people out of their homes and cars. Here are a few photos (and a quick video of a pick-up band playing "Charlie on the MTA"). If you have snaps or videos of the day's festivities, please add them for your neighbors to see.
Friday, July 13, 2012
On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the streets connecting Franklin Park and the Pond will be closed to traffic. Time to skate, bike, dance and strut.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Chris Helms
Friday, July 13, 2012
On Sunday the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is shutting down vehicle traffic on the streets connecting Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond. The idea is to create a car-free corridor for residents to walk, bike, dance and otherwise enjoy themselves. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but street closures begin at 9 a.m. The attached files tell you everything you'll need to know to enjoy the event — and, for people who have cars on those streets, where you can stash them while the event is going on. Activities will include yoga, free bikes at Green Street MBTA, fitness clinics, music and more. Here are some highlights. Please see the attached PDFs for full details. If you get photos or video from the event you'd like to share, the JP Patch …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Circle the City continues with two free outdoor activities this summer. The next one is in JP, turning Green Street into a car-free corridor for dancing, roller skating or a stroll.
From zumba and hula hooping, to healthy food trucks, kite flying and a street hockey clinic with Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference, last Sunday kids took full advantage of their local park with Circle the City's kick off event at Franklin Park. The new initiative provides free outdoor fun, and is a collaboration between local organizations to connect people to parks and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition and the City of Boston launched the program on June 24, and have two more events planned for the summer: Every event includes free live performances, outdoor fitness, dance and yoga classes, Farmer’s Markets, …