Historical Lecture Series: Transporation – Bikeways and Rail Trails in the Pioneer Valley

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All across the northeast, small cities are rediscovering their unused railroad tracks.  These locomotive corridors have a new use; connecting people, ideas and innovations instead of connecting traditional mills. Learn where and how this transition is taking place all around Holyoke – as well as how it is has arrived to Holyoke. Through compelling pictures and inspiring stories you will learn from lecturer Craig Della Penna how this process has occurred in the northeast, and soon you’ll be eager to initiate this transition in Holyoke!

Della Penna, a native of Holyoke, is the author of five books and numerous op-ed pieces and guest editorials on the value of rail trails and greenways in the context of residential real estate and smart growth development. He was also directly involved in the start-up of two local advocacy groups important in Holyoke’s renaissance: Save Historic Holyoke and Friends of the Holyoke Canal/Walk.

$5 suggested donation