Park & Pedal is encouraging people to leave their cars — and frustration — behind, and bike the last few miles to work or other destination. Park and Pedal is a free network of parking lot hubs conveniently located within typical cycling distance of one to three miles from a community’s employment centers.
With Selectman encouragement and collaboration with town leadership, Bedford has identified Depot Park, Concord Road at the Rail Trail, and the boat launch off Route 225 as locations for initial Park and Pedal designated parking spaces. Although there is no sign YET, Park and Pedal-ers can also use the Middlesex Community College Overflow lot on Springs Road adjacent to the VA Hospital.
These spots will allow commuters to park a car in a designated spot and pedal a bike to their destination, avoiding “last-mile” congestion and supporting efforts to address the growing problems related to driving along with traffic congestion like air quality and lack of opportunity for physical activity. Officials believe it’s the first of its kind in the country. For more information about the Park and Pedal initiative, see here