Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends and family while eating some delicious food. Unfortunately, physical activity and healthy eating are placed pretty far down the list of priorities. Here are a few simple ways you can incorporate exercise into the Thanksgiving Holiday while still spending time with those you care about. 1. Plan… Read More
Memorial Day weekend has passed but summer cookout season has officially started! What better way to celebrate the sunny, warm weather than a festive cookout with family and friends? You may be thinking, “Great, there goes my diet” – but a few smart menu choices can go a long way this summer! Get… Read More
May 1-7, 2017 is Screen-Free week, when children, families—whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends. (http://www.screenfree.org/) The reality is that we all are spending way too much time… Read More
Complete Streets Brochure for Melrose Learn more: Boston Complete Streets: http://bostoncompletestreets.org/ Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/guidance/design.cfm Complete Streets Portal: https://www.masscompletestreets.com MAPC Local Access Portal: http://localaccess.mapc.org Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the U.S.: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/community_strategies_guide.pdf
Communities with Complete Streets are more walkable and bikeable, where all people feel safe and welcome. They have more vibrant business districts and healthier residents. The City of Melrose Engineering Division, Health Department and Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee put together the following brochure on Complete Streets: CSBrochure-9-28-16. See you out there!
BIKE PARKING PROGRAM EXPANDING IN WAKEFIELD (Wakefield, MA) JULY 21, 2016 –Through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program, the Town of Wakefield has been able to purchase additional bike racks. Bike racks are currently available downtown, at many of the schools and parks and the commuter… Read More
BIKE PARKING PROGAM EXPANDING IN MELROSE (Melrose, MA) JULY 21, 2016 – Through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program, the City of Melrose has been able to purchase additional bike racks. Bike racks are currently available in downtown Melrose, at many of the schools and other public… Read More