By Steven Burke
The green building bike tour had another successful year, with beautiful weather to boot! Our tour of the East Boston Greenway was an excellent excuse to explore and cycle the up-and-coming neighborhood of East Boston. The tour was lead by Alison Richardson, Principal at Brown, Richardson & Rowe, Inc., and prime designer of the East Boston Greenway, with supplemental help from Katie Davis of Harvard Green Building Services, and Steven Burke of SMMA and the USGBC MA Board.
We gathered at Maverick T station on Saturday morning to kick off our adventure. Some highlight stops included Bremen Street & Memorial Stadium Parks, the East Boston Public Library, the Logan Greenway Connector and the Consolidated Rental Car Facility for Logan Airport. Alison Richardson walked us through the complex history of the Greenway, sharing stories about land acquisition, community input and the design process. Since its opening in 2007, the Greenway has helped transform the communities of East Boston by providing safe and cared-for spaces of refuge, exercise, gathering and play.
We concluded our tour at KO Pies, a delicious local icon where we enjoyed views of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery and the sounds of the Marina.
Special thanks to our sponsors Xquisite Landscaping, Inc. for sponsoring the event, and our co-promoters Women In Design!
See you next year for the next bike tour– ride on!
Special thanks to Ami who helped coordinate this wonderful experience, but unfortunately, could not attend due to a knee injury. Feel better!