It won’t be open until the longer Medford branch of the Green Line Extension opens for passengers later this year, but the new Community Path Extension in Somerville is beginning to look like a usable trail, with new light fixtures and a base layer of pavement in place.
We took a few photos of the project during last week’s mild weather:
“We’re keeping in place some of the changes that have helped with traffic flow and transit access, so that commuters will see lasting benefit above ground even as the subway comes back online,” said Mayor Michelle Wu in an announcement released early Tuesday morning.
The version of the legislation which passed both the House and Senate this week includes a compromise: the new lighting rules can’t be the primary purpose for a police stop, and can’t be used as conclusive evidence of contributory negligence in a civil suit.
The new stations will expand Bluebikes coverage into neighborhoods north and west of the downtown area, and supplement existing docks in high-ridership locations like Salem State University and the MBTA regional rail stop.