Promoting healthy, sustainable, and safe transportation options
Sunday, May 5 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Lexington Board of Selectmen have declared May 5 - 11, 2013 Lexington's first annual Bike Walk 'n Bus Week! A number of activities are being planned during this week long event to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town. This event is being organized by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, Greenways Corridor Committee, and Safe Routes to School Committee, in conjunction with Town staff.
Click HERE for a printable schedule of events.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
What a glorious morning for a...
Sunday, May 5
3:00 - 5:00PM FREE bike safety checks (May 5-11)
@ Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington Center
10:00AM Tour de Lexington bike ride
10:00AM 5.5 mile ACROSS Lexington walk
1:00 - 4:00PM Minuteman Bikeway way-finding presentation
Monday, May 6
6:00AM 2.5 mile power walk
5:00PM Evening bike ride: Bikeway to Battle Road 16.4 mile loop
This May is Bike to School Month at LHS
Tuesday, May 7
10:00AM 20+ mile bike ride to Great Brook Farm State Park
All day: bring your bike on Lexpress & ride FREE -
Learn how to load/unload your bike here
Wednesday, May 8
10:00AM 2.5 mile walk leaving from Senior Center
Safe Routes to School Walking Wednesdays -
Celebrating Massachusetts Walk & Bike to School Day
Thursday, May 9
All day FREE rides on Lexpress
Amazing Revolutionary Race (H.S. & M.S. students)
1:00 - 4:00PM Family Parcourse Exploration &
School Bus Open House (Elem. students)
Friday, May 10
6:00PM Friday Night Bike through Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord.
Beverages afterward at Vine Brook Tavern.
Saturday, May 11
9:00 - 11:00AM Minuteman Bikeway clean-up
10:00AM Charity bike ride for Lexington Neighbor Brigade
10:00AM 4.5 mile walk
2:00PM Tai Chi in the Center
School bus registration deadline
Bay State Bike Week begins
MassCommute Bicycle Challenge begins
Did you know?...
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.