Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Sometimes chance bits of conversation make perfect sense.

(Two cyclists) "... so I went right over the handlebars."

Sometimes you're just left wondering.

(Two joggers, one lagging) Leader: "Don't run! Don't run! I'd rather have you in one piece. Don't run!" The laggard starts to pick up. Leader, running harder: "Don't run!"

(Group of cyclists) One: "... improv." Another: "But they're all highly trained in, like, Elizabethan drama."

Monday, April 14, 2014

What's left of the snow

It's ugly.

Behind Walgreens, Arlington Heights

The Mill Brook is a better sight, running fresh and full.

East of Walgreens

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bikeway user Counts - May 6th and 10th

From Joey Glushko:

Since 2007, the State planning authorities have been collecting data about the numbers of users of the local bikeways and trails. Arlington has been asked to join in collecting user numbers for the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. On Tuesday, May 6 and on Saturday, May 10 counters will be needed to count and record user numbers from 7 AM to 7 PM; counters will be located at the plaza at Swan Place, near the Kickstand Cafe. It will be Baystate Bike Week, and your helpful participation would be be especially apropos!

The Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee is coordinating these two days of counting. We are seeking volunteers for 1-2 hr. commitments of time to count the different numbers and types of users – walkers, cyclists, skaters, etc. If you can take the time, we’d appreciate your help; contact Joey Glushko in the Dept. of Planning and Community Development (781-316-3093; or e-mail ) with your name, contact information, and the date/time(s) that you can volunteer. We will provide the forms and pens and clipboard for ready and easy use; you only need dress comfortably for the weather, and you might like to have sunglasses and sunscreen for a sunny day!

An example of the counting form is attached; you'll see that it is an easy task. The counting day will take place even in inclement weather – though heavy rain will cancel the day’s counting.

Contact me if you have questions. We'd appreciate your participation for this annual project.
Joey Glushko, Planner
Planning and Comm. Devel.
Arlington, MA 02476