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Here are some links to like-minded local organizations.  If you have any to suggest, please send them to us at newtonbikeped@gmail.com
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Bay Colony Rail Trail An abandoned railroad line running from Newton to Medfield, owned by the MBTA, with neighboring towns interested in converting to a rail-trail. 
Bike2School Students who bike to school five times will earn $5 to spend at local sponsoring organizations. 
Bike Friday Join a bike commuter convoy from Newton to Boston City Hall every month during the summer, where you'll find a free breakfast and a bike expo. 
BikeMaps.com High quality recreation and bicycle maps of Massachusetts and the New England region. 
Bike Newton Promotes biking in Newton through the establishment of bikeways, improved connectivity, needs reporting, increased rack availability, education, and improved signage. 
Boston Bikes Focuses on improvements in all five universal bike planning areas: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, and Evaluation. 
Green Streets Walk/Ride initiative Encouraging walking or biking to work, shopping, or school one day a month. 
Head injury prevention Authoritative sources of information about how head injuries occur, are diagnosed, and can be prevented. 
Healthy Cycling: A Beginner's Guide Just getting started (or re-started) biking? Check out these helpful tips! 
Is a helmet worthwhile? Up to 88% of head injuries to bikers can be prevented by wearing a helmet. This article explains more. 
Low traffic bike routes in Newton Editable map of alternative routes to the high-traffic corridors 
Making Newton bicycle-friendly Annotated bibliography of sources to make Newton more bicycle-friendly, by Steve Runge. 
MapMyRide A website to identify interesting routes for biking. 
MassBike Promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. 
Needham Bikes Needham Bikes promotes the safe and widespread use of bicycles for transportation and recreation in Needham, MA. 
Needham Rail Trail Proposed rail-trail extending the Upper Falls Greenway across the Charles River to Needham Heights, then on-road to Needham Junction, then back on the Bay Colony Railroad right-of-way to the Needham/Dover border. 
Needham Street re-envisioned City of Newton website for Needham Street re-design ideas 
Newton Bike/Pedestrian Task Force mission and guidelines.  
Newton bike/ped shirts Show you care! Buy a Newton bike/ped shirt for yourself or as a gift. 
Newton Bikes blog Commentary on biking safety and local biking events. 
Newton Conservators Newton Conservators is a citizens group that advocates for Newton's open spaces. We are Newton's land trust. We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Newton's open space, for wildlife and for the community.  
NewtonServes map of bike routes NewtonServes has created a Google Map of commonly used bike routes through Newton, including lengths, times, and amount of bike traffic. 
Newton Streets and Sidewalks Sean Roche's blog commenting on many aspects of the safety and utility of policies and usage of our streets and sidewalks. 
Newton Villages A city-wide coalition that works to make Newton's village centers better places to walk, bike, eat, shop, work, play, gather and live. 
Safe Routes to Schools A national program to develop safe, non-motor-oriented routes for children to commute to their schools using sidewalks and paths. 
Tips for biking to work Biking to work can be fun, safe, and a pleasant change from driving or taking the T. Here are some tips to help you take the plunge. 
Tips for biking to work (more!) More tips for biking to work safely. 
Upper Falls Greenway The Friends of the Upper Falls Greenway helped make possible the conversion of the inactive railroad line paralleling Needham St. from a trash-strewn eyesore to a mile-long linear park. 
Wellesley Trails  Develops, promotes and maintains the town of Wellesley's trails network. 
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