Bicycling/Walking Advocacy

Neponset Pedal Poker River Run | Oct. 13

Neponset Pedal Poker River Run- FREE! 

Saturday October 13  

Registration: 1:00 p.m.  

Event: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Neponset River Greenway at Pope John Paul II Park,  Hallet Street Entrance, 170 Hallet St, Dorchester >> Read More

How to Manage Arthritis with Walking Sep. 24

Join the Arthritis Foundation, Boston University, the Boston Black Ministerial Alliance, and Social Economic Status Related Cancer Disparities at Franklin Park on Saturday, September 24th for a FREE breakfast and seminar on walking and arthritis. The program will be the start of a walking initiative sponsored by a coalition of Boston churches. At the event, there will be rheumatologist Patricia Fraser, M.D. (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), exercise physiologist Marlene DaCosta, M.A.(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Rev. David Wright (Boston Black Ministerial Alliance), and other experts discussing how and why walking helps control arthritis and the best way to walk. Afterwards, pick up a free walking kit and take a group walk in Franklin Park. To register, call 617-219-8224 or e-mail The event is free!


Where: William E. Devine Clubhouse, Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester

When: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact: 617.219.8224

7th Annual Hub on Wheels Bike Ride, Sep. 25

Join your neighbors and city officials for the 7th annual Hub On Wheels citywide bike ride on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. Experience a car-free Storrow Drive, explore hidden pathways and historic neighborhoods, and take in views of the Boston Harbor that you've never seen before. Codman Square is one of the stops along the route! The same day, the Boloco Block Party, featuring music, games and fun; and the TD Bank Mayor's Cup, a professional race; will enliven City Hall. >> Read More

Neponset River Trail Public Meeting Aug. 30

On Tuesday, August 30, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Foley Senior Residences Dining Room, 249 River Street, Mattapan, the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will discuss, and solicit public input on, recommended alternative trail extension between Central Avenue in Milton and Blue Hill Avenue in Boston to link the Lower Neponset River Trail to the Neponset Esplanade.

Please help pass along this meeting notice (see flyer attached below) especially to those who live in Mattapan and Milton, to help generate a sizeable community presence at this meeting that can provide feedback about this critical missing piece. If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email


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GreenDorchester (formerly known as Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition) is a volunteer-run local organization working to make Dorchester a greener, healthier, more sustainable place to live, work, play and/or learn.


450 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Some of GreenDorchester's partners: Annapolis Neighborhood Association ~ Codman Square Health Center ~ Dorchester Historical Society ~ Dorchester House ~ DotWell ~ Fields Corner Main Street ~ Four Corners Main Street ~ Franklin Park Coalition ~ Friends of Ronan Park ~ Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative ~ St Marks Area Main Street ~ Uphams Corner Westside Neighborhood Association ~ Viet-AID.

New partners always welcome!

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Join in! Call 617-474-1478 or email info[at]

Key Programs Offered: 

Air Quality Improvement, Bicycling/Walking Advocacy, Community-based Planning, Community Gardens, Environment, Farmers' Markets, Greenspace Creation, Public Transit Advocacy, Youth Leadership Development

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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