"MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is only ONE week away! Schools: “Gear” up for this event on Wednesday, May 4th (which also happens to be Star Wars Day) by registering here tinyurl.com/3m7xm75w"
|MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - May 4|
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"MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day is only ONE week away! Schools: “Gear” up for this event on Wednesday, May 4th (which also happens to be Star Wars Day) by registering here https://tinyurl.com/3m7xm75w"
|MA Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - May 4|
|What's with Complete Streets?|
Here’s an opportunity to get rid of those unwanted bicycles cluttering up your garage or shed: donate them for a good cause at the charity bike drive being held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Franklin Recreation Department Headquarters located at 275 Beaver Street in Franklin, MA.
The bike drive is being held by Franklin High School senior Alex Gardenier, who is an Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 99. He is conducting the bike drive to benefit the charitable organization Bikes Not Bombs (https://bikesnotbombs.org/about).
For more details on what, when, etc. https://02038.com/2020/10/charity-bike-drive-in-franklin-oct-24/
Bicycle recycling Event - Oct 24
|Electronics Recycling - Nov 16|
"Transportation officials outlined several initiates to increase cycling and walking in its final State Bicycle Transportation Plan and State Pedestrian Transportation Plan released last week.
Constructing safer bike networks, increasing bike share programs and improving maintenance of trails are some initiatives state transportation officials are eyeing to get more cyclists on the roads.
The state Department of Transportation last week released its final Bicycle Transportation Plan and Pedestrian Transportation Plan highlighting initiatives to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. The bike plan was last updated in 2008 and the pedestrian plan in the late 1990s. There have been several advances in technology, research and design during that period.
“The transportation sector is evolving so rapidly,” said Jackie DeWolfe, DOT director of sustainable mobility."
|view the bicycle plan|
"Whipping around a series of orange cones in the Franklin Police Department parking lot, Sgt. Jason Reilly sped up inches away from two cones placed side by side to create a barrier before gripping his front and rear brakes.
A radar gun clocked the Franklin police sergeant’s speed at 26 mph.
“That’s the fastest we’ve had right there – nice job, Sarge!” said Sgt. Jeff Watson of the Medway police, standing beside one of the $3,600 Trek electric bikes used by Reilly. They are brand-new to the Medway, Franklin and Millis police departments.
“This style of bike is the ultimate police bike,” said Watson, a mountain bike instructor for the past 24 years and owner of Police Mountain Bike Training New England."
|“They’re unbelievable - they’re bikes with a boost”|
|Roughly 870,000 people report commuting by bicycle — many of them young and urban residents.|
|This is an official email from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (http://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html) |
|Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28|
Sunday, April 28th 1-4pm
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Draft Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan is now available for public comment. You can review the plan and provide feedback by clicking the link below.
To realize the potential for everyday biking in Massachusetts and underscore MassDOT’s commitment to safety, MassDOT is releasing a new Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan to make biking in Massachusetts a safe, comfortable, and convenient option for everyday travel.
As part of the Bike Plan, MassDOT developed the Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability in recognition of the important role the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts will play. Created for municipal staff, elected officials, community members, and anyone interested in biking, the Resource Guide introduces core concepts to enhance community bikeability and directs readers to additional resources for more detailed information.
The public comment period for the draft Bicycle Plan is open until January 31, 2019.https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/10/31/18_08_31_MRGBiking.pdf
|The bike lane markings painted as part of the Downtown Improvement |
project that returned Main St to 2-way travel
|screen grab from http://nehsca.com/ webpage|
|bike action at the 2017 triathlon|
Where Cause Meets Community. At the Hockomock Area YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. The Hockomock Area YMCA is an organization of men, women, and children sharing a commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living, and foster a sense of social responsibility.
Our YMCA is committed to partnering and collaborating with others to create and deliver lasting personal and social change in the 15 communities we are privileged to serve. The Hockomock Area YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable cause-driven organization with facilities in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, and Mansfield. For more information visit hockymca.org.
|MBTA Commuter rail will not allow bikes on Monday, Apr 17|
|Race for a Cause in The 10th Annual Hockomock Area YMCA Triathlon – JULY 24|
|the pre-ride group photo from June 2015|
|Due to Boston Marathon-related events, bikes (including folding bikes) are not allowed on Southside Commuter Rail trains on Sunday, April 17. |
Last updated: Apr 16 2016 12:04 PM
Click here for more information: http://www.mbta.com/events/
My name is Rob Rood. I am writing to you because there is a new racing league forming in MA/RI/NH.
I am the head coach of the team that will cover Bellingham/Franklin. The goal of the league is simple, to grow interest in mountain biking in New England among kids, grades 5-12. The racing is just to add an element of fun into the whole endeavor!
We are having an info night about the team and the league at the Bellingham Town Library on March 1st @ 5:30pm. Attached is the flyer. (see below)
Would it be possible for you to post the flyer on your site?
Some more info on the league can be found here http://www.nehsca.com (New England High School Cycling Association)
We'll be showing a movie called SingleTrack High to the kids and parents https://vimeo.com/95958080
|screen grab of NEHSCA webpage|
The Town Council Wednesday night discussed rezoning six parcels of land along Dean Avenue to encourage the development of multi-family housing.The land had been zoned for industrial use, said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting.
"It's basically the Thompson Press building," he said. "If approved, this would allow for the development of condominiums or apartments."Nutting said the Planning Board recommended the change.
After a helmet saved the life of 3-year-old Liam Stoltz last week, he and his family are hoping they can help save the lives of others.Liam escaped serious injury last Thursday morning when a covered trailer he was riding in that was attached to his father’s bicycle was run over by a Jeep Cherokee on Sanford Street in Medway, not far from their Franklin home.
For anyone who has ever thought about serving as a host family, the Grahams of Franklin said sharing their home has created a life-long friendship with someone they may not have otherwise crossed paths with.
“We have gotten as much if not more out of the program than Audrey has,” said Colleen Graham.
Massachusetts will be celebrating bicycling next week, as Bay State Bike Week will be held from May 9 to 17.
Bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups and local governments are encouraged to host a local event or participate in an existing activity. The events "encourage bicycling as a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable travel choice," according to a press release from the state Department of Transportation.
“Our administration is pleased to support Bay State Bike Week and encourages our citizens to participate in local events as a fun and healthy activity for the whole family,” Governor Charlie Baker said in the release.
Bay State Bike Week is now in its seventh year.
|screen grab of Bay State Bike Week webpage|
The town has begun soliciting proposals to develop 33 acres off Pond Street after spending more than a month collecting feedback from nearby residents.
On Wednesday, the Town Council voted unanimously to issue two separate requests for proposals for the town-owned parcels, which are bordered to the west by Interstate 495, to the east by Pond Street, to the south by commercial properties, and to the north by wetlands owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a residential subdivision.
Previous attempts to sell the land for economic development have proved unsuccessful.
The first request seeks developers interested in leasing the land for a solar farm. Already benefiting from a solar array near the Wrentham line, officials expect the developer to have an energy agreement in place with another community or business.