There are parts of Boston which are bike-friendly, if you know where to look. Close to the RainyDayMagazine office, across the road from the Forest Hills T-Stop, is the Pierre Lallement Bike Path. It is 3.5 miles of paved bike/pedestrian pathway leading from Forest Hills all the way to Downtown Boston.
This route can be a nice alternative to the congested roadways between downtown Boston and its south-western neighborhoods. The park was built by the MBTA and is managed by the DCR. An interesting factoid is that the path passes within a few blocks of the house where the inventor of the pedal bicycle, Pierre Lallement, died in the nineteenth century (which made all of us in the office wonder, "What's he doing in JP?").
There is a grand plan of walking the entire path some weekend to the Pru for brunch and walking back. This weekend we only walked for about half a mile on the path and stopped for coffee at the ULA Cafe.
The cafe is in this funky refurbished factory called The Brewery. It has good coffee, tasty baked good, sandwiches and free WiFi. Some of us may just start hanging out here during the day!
The Brewery is home to a bunch of small businesses, most of which were closed when we were there. We were able to check out the space from the outside. The spaces appear to be large lofts with big windows. There was also plenty of parking. If we were looking to move the office, this building would be an excellent location! [Permalink] - The Brewery