We share this notice from Mass DCR announcing a public meeting regarding the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Project on Tuesday, June 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the West Cambridge Youth Center on 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge.
MASS. DCR AND CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
WATERTOWN-CAMBRIDGE GREENWAY PROJECT
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA
The Watertown-Cambridge Greenway is an effort recently launched with the joint purchase of a former B&M Railroad line, the Watertown Branch, by the City of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to create a multi-use pathway and greenway. This purchase, which includes the former railroad right-of-way from Concord Avenue in Cambridge, through the Fresh Pond Reservation, under Huron Avenue, and into Watertown, will be developed into a pedestrian and bicycle path, helping complete the important regional connection linking the Charles River path system and the Minuteman Bikeway.
At this meeting, DCR and the City of Cambridge will provide background information about the project, now at a pre-conceptual stage of design, and obtain public input.
The public meeting presentation will be viewable the following day on DCR’s website at
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/and on the City of Cambridge website at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Transportation/watertowncambridgegreenway.aspx.
If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us.
If you have comments regarding this project, please email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us, noting “Watertown-Cambridge Greenway” in the subject line or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114.
If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email email@example.com or call 617-626-4973.
Such a waste of money. There are ALREADY BIKE/PEDESTRIAN PATHS FROM BOSTON WESTWARD. ALL ALONG BOTH BANKS OF THE CHARLES RIVER. Seldom are bike lanes even used by bikes. They use the sidewalks, DUH.
When bikes need to use sidewalks, you know that the street has NOT been engineered properly to support them. Case in point is the area around Star market. That is the only part of Cambridge where the streets are too treacherous for me to consider biking on. It shows up in the numbers as well – compared to other parts of town where one in seven people bike to work, Strawberry hill’s numbers are a quarter of that.
It’s a story of a neglect. Last time I checked, those of us who do bike or walk to work pay our taxes. It’s not a waste to ensure a safe and reliable right of way to get to and from work.
I can imagine plenty of auto related spending that is far more of a waste of money than this. Those people rightly worried about wasted spending should start there instead.
Commuters want this. Even for those who don’t bike, this will help get more cars off the roads, link more potential passengers to the T and make transportation easier for everyone. Thumbs-up from me and many Watertownians. Thanks for the update!
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