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Connecting our Urban Greenways: Build the Emerald Network

November 3, 2015 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free for BSA and LivableStreets Members ($10 nonmembers)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Connecting our Urban Greenways: Build the Emerald Network

Join LivableStreets Alliance for a StreetTalk discussion: “Connecting our Urban Greenways: Building the Emerald Network”. A panel of experts will take a deeper look at this ambitious plan to connect 200 miles of seamless shared-use paths across the Metro Boston area. What role could the Emerald Network play in not only increasing mobility options for people in the Metro area, but also tackling challenges like economic development, equity, climate change, and public health in urban Boston? How do we build it? What are the challenges? How do we get there? A can’t miss for transportation advocates! The StreetTalk will be preceded by a short networking reception.

5:30 pm: Emerald Networking Reception (cash bar)
6:30–8:00 pm: StreetTalk: Connecting our Urban Greenways

About the Emerald Network
LivableStreets is advancing the vision of a seamless 200-mile Emerald Network of multi-use greenways across the Metro Boston area, from the Mystic River to the Neponset River, to create an urban recreation and transportation linear park system that meets contemporary needs.

This initiative builds on the rich legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot from the late 1800s by supporting the construction of missing links to complete a greenway system. By connecting every neighborhood to open space and transit, the Emerald Network will increase mobility, promote active recreation and improve climate change resiliency—leading to a 21st century linear park system that will enhance our competitiveness in the global economy.

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