Recent Streetsblog MASS posts about Trails and sidewalks

The new Ghost Trail underpass beneath Interstate 95 in Amesbury, photographed in July 2020.

New Trails Open Up the North Shore

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In recent years, the North Shore communities of Amesbury, Salisbury, and Newburyport have been building out a robust network of off-street pathways that connect downtown areas, transit stops, and scenic areas. The towns’ network of trails grew significantly in 2018, when MassDOT opened a new path alongside the rebuilt Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River. […]

DCR Proposes Major Road Diet on the Arborway

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In a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) presented preliminary designs for a major renovation of the Arborway in Jamaica Plain that would convert multiple motor vehicle lanes to parkland and fill a missing link in the Emerald Necklace with new bicycle and pedestrian paths. The DCR’s […]