Friday, June 14, 2024

A free breakfast is part of the monthly Walk/Ride Day offered from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday in front of City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave. Fruit, coffee and city water will be provided by Mayor Henrietta Davis; baked goods from Iggy’s, the bakery based in the Cambridge Highlands by Fresh Pond; butter and jam from the Harvest Coop in Central Square; and pumpkin bars from Whole Foods, which has three grocery stories in Cambridge. There will also be giveaways, Corporate Challenge raffle prizes, commuting information and more, Davis said.

The idea is to get commuters out of their cars “even if you’ve never walked, bused or biked to work,” Davis said, encouraging drivers to meet bike commuters and pedestrian advocates along with getting breakfast and “checking out all the amazing work being done in Cambridge.”

“Just greening your commute one day a month can show you how easy it is and how much better you may feel after starting your day by raising your heart rate with a little physical activity. Cambridge was recently named ‘Americas Most Walkable City’, and I love getting around the city by walking or biking,”  Davis said.

The event is co-hosted by Green Streets Initiative, which will have a table at the event along with the the Cambridge Energy Alliance, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Tap, CitySmart, the city’s Environmental and Transportation Planning division, the Green Streets Initiative, Harvest Coop, Iggy’s Bread of the World and Whole Foods.