Group from Lesley University enjoys the sites of Boston while pedaling for wellness and sustainability.
Friday, October 04, 2013
The team from Lesley braved the rain and pushed off from the Lesley campus in Cambridge and convened with thousands of other riders at Government Center in Boston. They bicycled through the different neighborhoods of Boston as part of the 9th Annual Hub On Wheels, an event sponsored by Boston Bikes, which promotes a vibrant and healthy city through efforts to make Boston a world-class bicycling city that offers safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors.“Lesley University’s participation each fall in Hub on Wheels echoes Lesley’s mission of health and wellness, as well as environmental stewardship,” said President Moore, who is an avid cyclist. “It is also a treat once a year to tour the city with many roads closed to car and truck traffic.”“I was thrilled I got to see so many new parts of the city, including the Arboretum, and Forest Hills Cemetery,” reflected Lesley junior Kara Minogue, a Holistic Psychology major. “I think few things compare to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle, and knowing that you're making a smart personal and responsible social decision only add to that enjoyment.”Lesley’s multifaceted Sustainability Initiative works toward creating a sustainable community through a deeper understanding of the ecological connections that bind us all together, the creation of opportunities for action, and ongoing assessment of our progress. For example, in 2012, the percentage of faculty/staff who drove alone to work decreased to 22%, the lowest rate since Lesley began tracking in 2006.As part of Lesley’s green mission, the university offers sustainable transportation through a Bike Share Program that allows members of the Lesley community – students, faculty and staff – to get around the Cambridge campuses by bicycle. To learn more, visit www.lesley.edu/transportation.
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