Letters to The Editor

Great Times for Biking in Winthrop!

Dear Editor:

Thank you to the more than 300 people (judging by how many hot dogs and ice creams were enjoyed) who came out last Saturday to fix a flat, take a ride, try a Lime-E bike, plant a flower, and grab a new helmet at the Winthrop Spring Bike Kickoff and Ride! We’re grateful for our continued partnership with the Winthrop Police and MassBike in making the event such a success, as well as to Linda Calla from Coldwell Banker and Stephen Hines from Robert Paul Properties for donating bikes to the raffle. Congrats to the winners! Thanks also to FKO, Harbor City Church, Lime Bike, Winthrop Cyclworks and Mothers Out Front for bringing even more value to the event.

For those who weren’t able to make it or stop by our table, we’d like to share the exciting news that the House recently voted to include Rep.Madaro’s budget amendment request for funding to help extend the East Boston Greenway from its current terminus at Constitution Beach to Orient Heights and all the way to Winthrop! What an asset this could be for our town. Thank you to Speaker DeLeo for approving this request and to everyone in town who made calls and wrote emails and signed our petition to support it. Now, it’s on to the Senate where Sen. Boncore will have a chance to weigh in and help made this critical funding official. 

We’d also like to invite Winthrop residents to take our short community survey about biking patterns and preferences in our town. Whether you bike every day or never want to set foot on  pedal, we want to hear from you:


Julia Wallerce

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