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Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
The Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee works to improve the bicycling and pedestrian alternatives within the Town for commuting and recreation. Officially commissioned by the Town in 1995, the Committee is composed of volunteer residents appointed by the Town Manager.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
Bike-Ped Email

Gideon Schreiber
Planning Staff Email

Planning Office - Administration Building
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6417

  • 7:30 pm
  • First Monday of each month (except major holidays or where noted) 
  • Town Hall, Administration Building, 149 Main Street, in the Lower Hearing Room (unless otherwise noted)

Anyone interested in any aspect of bicycling or walking in Watertown is encouraged to come and participate in one of our monthly meetings.

Meetings are open to the public.

Contact the planning staff for the committee at (617) 972-6417 or contact the committee by email to learn about agenda items and projects. The committee also has a website and blog that can be accessed here:

Website: Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are typically available 2 days prior to the meeting:
Most Recent Agenda   View List/All

Minutes become available once they are approved (typically one month from meeting date): 
Most Recent Minutes   View List/All

  • Community Path and DCR's Watertown-Cambridge Greenway - Planning local bicycle and pedestrian paths
    • School Street to Grove Street and Grove Street to Fresh Pond
    • School Street West
  • Advocating for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on roadway and in new developments
  • Implementing Bicycle Accommodation Master Plan and Bicycle Parking Plan
  • Sponsoring bicycle rides, education, and other events