|Mariann Millard||Chair||Term Expires: 2018|
|Melissa O'Brien||Vice Chair||Term Expires: 2018|
|Nancy Bozek||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|M.P. (Chevy) Chevrette||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|Larry Dubois||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|Lucia Foley||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|Marilyn Gass||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|Margaret Jodoin||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
|Huguette Supinski||Member||Term Expires: 2018|
The South Hadley Bike/Walk Committee was first formed as a working group of the Sustainability and Energy Commission. In September 2015, the Committee was formally appointed as an advisory group to the Selectboard. Members are appointed annually. Our goals include the development of bike/walk routes throughout our community and a safe connection between the Center and the Falls. We work with the Selectboard, Conservation Commission and other local groups, and connect with similar groups in our area and across the state. The Committee is working to support implementation of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission's bike/walk master plan for South Hadley.
The Bike/Walk Committee normally meets at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the South Hadley Public Library. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
To reach the Bike/Walk Committee or to be added to our email distribution list to stay updated on Bike/Walk events, Treks, and news, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on biking in Massachusetts, visit: MassBike Pioneer Valley and www.massbike.org.
The Bike/Walk Committee (BWC) offers free, guided Treks from September to May and the public is invited to join us to explore local conservation lands and other resources. Treks are scheduled on Sundays at 1:00pm and participants gather at 12:45pm. No Treks are scheduled in June, July, and August. New Trekkers are always welcome! Schedule is subject to change and events may be canceled due to weather.
Guided Treks will resume in September, 2018
No Treks are scheduled during the months of June, July and August
A PREVIOUS TREK MAP TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT:
Sidewalk Scenic Trail Trek-Senior Center/Black Stevens Loop (3-Pg PDF)
To receive notices with details about upcoming Treks, please email: email@example.com
Walk this way... the South Hadley Social Strollers
A new walking group is starting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the South Hadley Council on Aging Senior Center. Participation is free and the only prerequisite to join the new Social Strollers is a good pair of walking shoes and a desire for fresh air and fun! Following the Mayo Clinic’s best practices for walking clubs, experienced leaders will guide participants through the neighborhoods surrounding the Senior Center and beyond! Our very own Bike-Walk Committee member Huguette Supinski is the primary volunteer leading this new group.
The group will start with a 5-minute warm-up, followed by 5 minutes of walking and then a 5-minute cool-down. Each week, 2 minutes of walking will be added to your time, with a goal of walking a full hour by September 2018. Two walking sessions per week are scheduled with the Social Strollers, on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30am to 10:30am. Participants are encouraged to walk additional sessions on their own. There will be T-shirts for all participants and the opportunity to win bi-monthly raffle gifts.
Please spread the word among neighbors, friends and colleagues! Those interested may register by calling Nancy at the South Hadley Senior Center at 413-538-5042. The Senior Center is located at 45 Dayton Street in South Hadley, and parking is available.
South Hadley Senior Center-Social Strollers Walking Group (1-pg PDF)
Toth Property Trail Concept
On January 10, 2018, Town Meeting voted to move the proposal forward to create a small neighborhood trail system on the former Toth property now owned by the Town.
BWC Executive Summary-Toth Property Trail Concept 11/21/17 (8-pg PDF)
South Hadley Complete Streets Prioritization Plan
The South Hadley Complete Streets initiative, which is supported by the BWC, involves sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, bus stop improvements and other related projects. The preliminary list of identified projects in South Hadley (as of October 2017) is available as a PDF: