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April 2014
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Bike to Work Week registration event: 


April 25th (12:00pm-1:00pm) MCBC Registration Event at Cell Signaling, 3 Trask Lane, Danvers    



Bike to Work Week: 

May 10th - 18th


May 12th (7:00am-9:00am) Bike Breakfast at Eastern Bank, 195 Market St., Lynn 


May 13th (7:00am-9:00am) Bike Breakfast at Cell Signaling, 3 Trask Lane, Danvers  


May 14th (7:00am-9:00am) Bike Breakfast at Axcelis, 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly  


May 15th (7:30am-6:00pm)

Bike Breakfast and Beverly Parklet 272 Cabot St., Beverly    


May 16th (7:30am-9:00am)

Bike Breakfast in Salem, Washington St. (in front of Eastern Bank)


May 28th (5:30pm-7:30pm) Bike Bash at Flat Top Johnny's, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge  

Welcome Spring!
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Did you know...Driving your car 20,800 miles per year emits 23,600 pounds of Carbon Dioxide into the air. That is the equivalent of the weight of your car in CO2!*

Introduction from Andrea Leary, Executive Director
Dear (Contact First Name),

I don't want to jinx it, but I think spring has finally arrived! The flowers are budding, the days are getting longer, the Red Sox are back and we just commemorated another running of the Boston Marathon. Most importantly, Bike Week is coming up! The North Shore TMA is working with MassCommute to sponsor and promote the 20th Annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC)! Online registration for the MCBC is open between now and May 18th and this week we will be holding registration events at both Axcelis Technologies and Cell Signaling. All are welcome to attend these lunch events that will include information on the rules of the road from the Beverly Police Department and bike safety from the Beverly Bike committee. If you'd like to attend a lunch event please contact TMA Outreach Manager Al Marrone. During Bike Week (May 10th-18th), we have planned a week full of food, fun and prizes. Events include Bike Breakfasts at Eastern Bank in Lynn, Axcelis, the City of Salem, and Cell Signaling. We are also hosting our first ever Parklet in Beverly. Please stop by on May 15th to see what can be done when we replace parking spots with a park!

I'm excited to report that the North Shore TMA was well represented at the ECO Awards at Fenway Park last month and thrilled with the incredible recognition our members earned. Clearly, it pays to go green!

And finally, with springtime comes a water commute! That's right, the Salem Ferry is back! Please visit our website often for updates to the schedule and to discover new amenities being rolled out by the ferry provider to make your ferry commute relaxing and enjoyable. Our blog is also being updated semi-monthly with new content so visit often.


Happy Commuting!


 4th Annual ECO Awards  



On March 26th, the North Shore TMA joined MassDOT, MassCommute and MassRides at Fenway Park for the 4th annual Massachusetts ECO Awards.

The ECO (Excellence in Commuter Options) Awards celebrates organizations that promote alternative commuting- specifically, shared commuting that supports decreased demand on our roadways resulting in less traffic.

The morning's program included a welcome from Ned Codd, the Assistant Secretary for Green Transportation at MassDOT, a comedic introduction by Cindy Campbell, a former SmartRoutes traffic reporter for WCVB-TV and featured speaking presentations from Celia J. Blue, Registrar of Motor Vehicles at MassDOT and Joseph Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville.

North Shore TMA member Cell Signaling Technologies earned the Spotlight Award for its leadership in implementing innovative commuter options for their employees. Additionally, Eastern Bank and Cell Signaling both earned the Pinnacle award - the highest level of ECO achievement, and Axcelis Technologies, the City of Salem, Cummings Center and MiddleOak were recognized with a Leader award.

We would like to thank North Shore TMA member Eastern Bank for their sponsorship of the ECO Awards and for their commitment to green initiatives.

To read more about that terrific morning, please see our post in the North Shore TMA blog,  The Greener Commute.

Bike Week


The MassCommute Bicycle Challenge 

(MCBC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month during  
Bay State Bike Week, May 10th-18th.

Registration is now open to participate in the MCBC. The North Shore TMA will be holding events throughout Bike Week

to celebrate! We hope you will take the opportunity to bike to work during Bike Week, check-in and join us for breakfast.  


We are also hosting our first parklet in Beverly on May 15th on Cabot Street in front of Casa De Moda at 272 Cabot Street (at the corner of Cabot and Pond Streets). We have a great day of events planned. Please bike, walk, or run to downtown Beverly and join us throughout the day.

We will be holding a registration lunch Friday, April 25th at Cell Signaling Technologies in Danvers. To RSVP or find out more, please contact Al Marrone, TMA Outreach Manager at almarronetma@gmail.com.

Salem Ferry Update

A sure sign that spring has arrived in New England is the return of the Salem Ferry. That's right, it's back!

The Salem Ferry operator - Boston Harbor Cruises - will be offering Salem riders a discount if they connect to a Harbor Islands run when they land in Boston. These riders will be able to transfer to the Harbor Islands for $10.00.

To find out more about the ferry and see the latest schedule updates, please visit the Boston Harbor Cruises website.

*Source: http://www.rideshare.com/For_Commuters/Environmental_Benefits

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