City Surveying Bicyclists About Vehicles Parking in Bike Lanes

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

We’re partnering with the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to recommend strategies to prevent vehicles from parking in bike lanes. The study will also review best practices in other regions and identify interventions that cities and towns in the Boston area could pilot. As part of the study, we’re asking the cycling community and advocates to respond to a survey. It will take approximately five minutes to complete and is available in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). 

For more information about this study, please contact MPO Transportation Planner Kyle Casiglio at 

Take the Survey.

Take a Bike Tour of Watertown’s YardArt This Weekend

Get ready for the YardArt Watertown Bike Tour on Sunday, March 27! Organizers sent out the following details:

The ride leaves at 1 p.m. from the Wells Avenue municipal parking lot (behind the CVS in Coolidge Square). View a Google map of the tour: Printable street-by-street directions: Rain date is April 3.

Community Bike Celebration to be Held on Little Greenough, Activities for “Kids of All Ages”

A Community Bike Celebration will be held in Watertown on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Little Greenough Boulevard. The event is hosted by Commonwheels Bicycle Collective and will include a kids bike rodeo, a fix-it station, free helmets and chalk for sidewalk art and more. “From 1-4 p.m. Commonwheels Bicycle Collective will be host a fix-it station and there will be activities for kids. We hope to see you there!”

Watertown Library Now Offering Place to do Bicycle Maintenance

Need a place to fix a flat or do some repairs on your bicycle – the Watertown Free Public Library is the place to go! The Watertown Free Public Library announced this week that a bicycle repair station has been installed outside the front of the library, near the bicycle rack. The bright yellow station has all of the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. There are hanger arms to allow the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments. The installation of the repair stations comes as the library has seen an increase in cyclists traveling to the library, and through Watertown Square.