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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MAPC To Unveil New Bike/Walk Map, Website On May 16th


Just in time for Bay State Bike Week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is releasing a comprehensive new guide to biking and walking in the Greater Boston region.


The map will be available both online and in a paper version. It features information on bike lanes and other dedicated bicycle facilities, walking trails and connecting paths, and information on public transportation and open space. Both existing trails and future planned facilities are shown – information which no other map of Greater Boston shows in one source.


The map and a companion website will be officially launched to the public on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Noon at MAPC in Downtown Boston. MAPC staff will unveil the map and walk attendees through the interactive feature-rich mapping website. Refreshments will be served.


“For the first time ever, Boston-region residents who are interested in cycling to work, walking to school, or just finding some recreation spaces to have fun in can locate all that information in one source,” said David Loutzenheiser, Transportation Planner at MAPC. “This information has never been gathered together on one map before, and we’re excited to offer this as a free resource to the public, with new features to be added on a regular basis. As Greater Boston becomes more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, this type of resource is going to be in high demand.”

For more information on MAPC’s work to promote bicycle and pedestrian planning in our region, visit http://www.mapc.org/. For more information on Bay State Bike Week, visit http://massbike.org/bsbw/.


This event is free and open to the public. MAPC is located at 60 Temple Place, 3rd floor, Boston. The office is accessible to the Green Line at Park Street, the Orange and Red Lines at Downtown Crossing, and the Commuter Rail at South Station. Bike parking is available on street outside the office.


Free brochure is first-ever regional guide to trails, paths, bike lanes

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