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Photos from Oct 2010 tour of the proposed
The Friends of the Community Path are a group of
citizens in Somerville and greater Boston who are
advocating to extend this well-loved Somerville path 2.5
miles from its current ending at Cedar Street in Somerville to the
Charles River paths.
Hooray, Question 4, the Community Preservation
Act, a possible funding mechanism for the Path passed on the
November 6 ballot in Somerville.
The next section, Cedar St. to Lowell St. will be
built in 2013!!! Here are the 2011 plans.
The Community Path needs to be fully funded to be
built as part of the coming Green Line Extension, the only practical
way it can be constructed. Click to
see our Sept.13
letter on the GLX delay and Path
funding. 3/22 letter to the MPO on "lost" funding.
Past letters to the MBTA board and to Env. Sec. Bowles &
Transportation Sec. Jeff Mullan.
The proposed route will
follow the route of the existing Lowell line railroad
tracks and the Green Line extension, linking the Minuteman
Bikeway/Linear Park (the most-used rail trail in the
USA) to the Charles River Paths!
Sound good? Paths like this happen only with community
support, so we need you! more...
to the Legislature on Funding for Transportation, including
paths and trails.
Click for a status report on the Path,
for the history of the Path with
photos and for the State's latest design of
the Path and Green Line Ext. Somewhat outdated
presentations on the proposed route of the Community Path from
2006 and 2008 and the 2008 plans. Click on Events and Press
Kit for photos and recent happenings. Click
here for SomervilleBikes.org, with listings for bike rides.
proposed Community Path, please click on it to see a larger
Supporters of the path include:
Alternative Needs Transportation
Arlington Dept. of Planning and Community
Bedford Bicycle Advisory Committee
Belmont Friends of the Path
Bikes Not Bombs
Broadway Bicycle School
Capuano, Michael E. (US Congressman 8th
Charles River Conservancy
Cycle Loft East Cambridge Planning Team
Friends of the Community Growing
Inline Club of
Jehlen, Patricia (State
Kelly Gay, Dorothy (former
Lexington Bicycle Advisory
Medford Office of Community Development Medford
GreenLine Neighborhood Alliance
Miller Systems, Inc
Mystic River Watershed Association
O2 Yoga Studio
(Janet T., Mara P., Mimi L.)
Part Sales and
Provost, Denise (State
Rails to Trails
Robert Wood Johnson
Roche, William M. (Somerville Alderman
Somerville Bicycle Committee
Somerville Community Access
Somerville Conservation Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
of Strategic Planning and Community
Somerville Public Health Nutrition
Somerville Road Runners
Spaulding & Sly Colliers
Toomey, Timothy J., JR (State
Visiting Nurse Assisted
Wheelworks (Somerville and
In addition, we coordinate our efforts on path connections with
MassDOT, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the City of Somerville, and
other groups and stakeholders.
Do you own property or live within one block of the proposed path or
have ideas or concerns? The Community Path is a neighborhood effort. We
want your input to design a proposal that meets the needs of everyone
living nearby. Your concerns, ideas, and participation will help to make
the best possible path.
Please call Lynn or Joel at (617) 776-7769,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org