Coda to a Past & Future (May 13) / Envision (May 18) series:
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This family-friendly event showcases Frederick Law Olmsted’s forgotten Beacon Street bridle way, constructed in the 1880s. The bridle way parallels the trolley tracks along the entire length of Beacon Street in Brookline between Audubon Circle and Cleveland Circle. It was once a pleasant, tree-lined path for horseback riding. With the coming of motor cars in the twentieth century, the bridle way was repurposed for car parking. A renewed plan calls for restoration of Olmsted’s bridle way as a key active-transportation link along the Beacon Street median, without requiring major removal of car parking.

On Saturday, October 5, from 10 AM to 2 PM, a portion of the old path west of Washington Square will be closed for car parking and opened for strolling, jogging, scooting, biking, and a variety of community activities along-side. Come re-imagine the space as a community amenity in the heart of Brookline. Discover the history of the bridle way, try out a section, ask questions, and provide feedback about your experience.

This event is organized by the Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Friends of the Beacon Street Bridle Path, with the support of the Brookline GreenSpace Alliance, Climate Action Brookline, and LivableStreets Alliance.

Want to help out with this event? You can sign up to volunteer.

Want to support this event but can’t attend? You can make a donation.

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