Needham is fortunate to have an active bicycling community working to enhance opportunities for both cyclists and walkers.
- Needham Bikes aims to make bicycling a safer and more common mode of transport in town. The organization sponsors events, has an online forum, and is working on updating and implementing Needham’s bike plan, which was developed in 2000. They also support the Bay Colony Rail Trail project.
- The Bay Colony Rail Trail project is working on creating a 7-mile long walking/biking path through beautiful conservation land and over the Charles River. In May, 2016 a 1.7 mile section of the path officially opened, extending from the Town Forest to Red Wing Bay. Both Needham Bikes and the Bay Colony Rail Trail project welcome volunteers and supporters.
Do you have a bike to give away?
- BIKES NOT BOMBS accepts all kinds of bicycles, even if they are not in working condition, as long as they are not extensively rusted from being outside for long periods. Also accepts bicycle parts, equipment such as helmets, and bicycle clothing. Their website specifies where and when donations may be dropped off, including bike drives and other drop-off points. 284 Amory St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; (617) 522-0222
- ROLL IT FORWARD is offered by the Boston Transportation Dept’s Boston Bikes program. The program partners with a variety of bicycle stores to accept used bicycles (from good brands only) for reuse in Boston neighborhoods. Near Needham, bicycles may be taken to Dedham Bike, 403 Washington St., Dedham MA (781) 326-1531 and Eastern Mountain Sports, 300 Needham St., Newton (617) 559-1575, and other locations. Before bringing a bike, be sure to check their website for guidelines on what kind of bikes they do and don’t need.
Need help? Have Questions?
Do you have questions about regular bikes or electric bikes? Wondering how to fit groceries or other loads? Curious about transporting your children on a bike?
Other pages in this section
Resources on the Web
Executive Summary of the Needham Center Development Plan
Needham Downtown Streetscapes Committee
Needham Downtown Streetscapes Committee page on the town of Needham's website
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Some of the forest’s trails are marked with tiny birdhouses the roofs of which are colored green, red, yellow, blue or white to indicate which trail you’re on. There are also colored blazes on many trees that supplement the birdhouses. A map of the forest is located on the signboard at the parking area and copies are available at the Needham Town Hall.
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