Promoting healthy, sustainable, and safe transportation options
Friday, May 9 - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time to dust off those sneakers and have some fun! A number of free events are being planned for this week including historic walks, guided bike rides, free Lexpress rides, and more! This event is being organized by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, Greenways Corridor Committee, and Safe Routes to School Committee, in conjunction with Town staff to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town.
Additional events and information will be added over the next several weeks. Make sure to check back in!
2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 9
Boston Bikes Commuter Convoy
6:00PM Friday Night Bike through Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord.
Beverages afterward at Vine Brook Tavern.
Saturday, May 10
10:00AM Ladies Ride Out: Building Biking Confidence
Sunday, May 11
1:00 - 5:00PM Lex Fly a Kite
Monday, May 12
3:00PM Cary Library Hat Trek
Lexpress Bike n' Ride
Bring your bike on the bus and ride for free!
Tuesday, May 13
10:00AM Silver Sneakers walk from Senior Center
7:00PM Innovation Cafe: Building Today's Bicycle
Wednesday, May 14
"Walking Bus" to Boston
Noon 1 hour Wellness Walk
(For Town/School employees)
FREE Lexpress Day
Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays -
Celebrating Massachusetts Walk & Bike to School Day
Thursday, May 15
3:00PM ACROSS Lexington Route Preview
Family Parcourse Exploration &
School Bus Open House (Elem. students)
1:30PM Bike Smart @ Bridge School class
Friday, May 16
6:30 - 9:30AM Commuter Breakfast at the Depot
Walking, biking, or taking transit to work? Stop by for a free breakfast
9:45AM Lexington Historic Society guided walk
National Bike to Work Day
School bus registration deadline
Saturday, May 17
Neighborbrigade Charity Ride
1:00PM Boston Greenbelt Walk
Sunday, May 18
Run of the Mill 5K
1:00PM Nordic Pole Walk
Free valet bike parking at the Lexington BBQ Battle
Did you know?...
The Lexington Board of Selectmen have officially proclaimed May 9-18, 2014 Lexington Bike Walk n Bus Week!
There are approximately ninety-four miles of sidewalk, five miles of bike and shared lane pavement markings as well as the nationally recognized Minuteman Bikeway currently serving the community. Lexington is also served by MBTA bus routes 62 & 76, along with various commuter shuttles run by the 128 Business Council, Lincoln Labs, and Avalon Bay Lexington Hills. Additionally, the Town operated Lexpress bus service is one of the longest running community bus programs in the Northeast and provides approximately 70,000 rides per year!
Town staff work with various committee members to maintain, improve and expand these facilities, recognizing the importance of supporting these active forms of transport. Just recently, the Greenways Corridor Committee’s ACROSS Lexington Task Force working with Conservation and DPW staff established the first of what will eventually become a network of marked pedestrian and bicycle routes linking many parts of the town.
Find out more about the various transportation facilities and services serving your community.