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Park & Pedal arrives in Watertown

A new program that encourages those who commute into Boston to park their car on the city’s outskirts and ride a bicycle the rest of the way will have several designated parking spots available in Watertown, including the Arsenal Project shopping complex.

The first four spots when pulling into the secondary entrance from Arsenal Street will be designated for the Park & Pedal initiative , according to a statement from company representatives. A parking pass will be needed for the spots; more information on that process can be found at www.parkandpedal.org/parking-passes.

The program was launched two weeks ago by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Montague Bikes of Cambridge. David Montague of Montague Bikes praised the Arsenal Project’s participation, noting that it is “ leading the way for what we believe will be a generation of retailers who. . . look to deliver employed and healthy commuters to their establishments daily, while helping reduce everyone’s carbon footprint.”

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Tom Wilder, principal at The Wilder Companies — co-developer of the Arsenal Project — said developers “believe this is an important program and one that we are proud to be a part of. The Arsenal Project wants to serve as a hub for the Watertown community and we look forward to seeing those four designated spaces utilized by biking commuters on a daily basis.”

Other Watertown parking spots include 351-399 N. Beacon St., and 190-298 Charles River Rd., according to the Park & Pedal website. Other Park & Pedal hubs are located in Medford, Newton, Revere, and Boston. For more information, visit www.parkandpedal.org.

Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com