The Governor called me on Thursday with the welcome news that he has decided to allocate federal stimulus funding to expedite the construction of the Alewife Greenway — a great improvement in the bikepath that runs from Alewife Station to the Mystic River. I testified that same day before the Metropolital Planning Organization to urge them to ratify the decision.
This new path will facilitate commuting to Alewife from neighborhoods in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville. It will also connecy with both the planned Brighton Street to Alewife path and existing and planned paths along the Mystic, as well as with the well-used Minuteman path. Piece-by-piece, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has been fighting to create a regional bike trail system that will serve commuters and recreational cyclists alike.
Major credit goes to DCR planner Dan Driscoll — a person of clear vision and passionate persistence. Click here for latest project status.