Park & Pedal Initiative Comes to The Arsenal Project
The Arsenal Project – Workers commuting to Boston, Cambridge, and other cities can now park their cars in Watertown and ride their bikes the rest of the way to work. The “Park & Pedal” initiative, which launched in summer of 2015 in multiple cities in the Metro-Boston area, expanded to Watertown in June with four parking spots at The Arsenal Project.
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Park & Pedal is a free network of parking lot hubs that are located within cycling distance of the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and others. The idea behind the initiative is to help people commuting to the Boston area avoid the “last mile” congestion that occurs each day at rush hour.
“Boston and neighboring municipalities have a large number of people who drive into the city each and every day attributing to traffic congestion and vehicle pollution. By providing commuters with additional travel options, many will incorporate riding a bike, at least a portion of the way, into their daily routines, which will be healthier for them, less expensive, and could possibly be a faster way to get to work.” -DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez
The Arsenal project is the first Watertown Location for Park & Pedal. There are four parking spots which are located directly off the entrance near the Old Navy side of the Project.
Parking spots at these locations are designated with special signage, and commuters who want to park there can simply download a special parking decal from parkandpedal.org. They will be able to park there for the entire work day.
Photo courtesy ParkandPedal.org
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