Backbar 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, MA02143 Backbar is a casual cocktail lounge located in Somerville's Union Square. Bicycle parking is located nearby. Some of the…More cocktails include the Old Fashioned Whiskey cocktail, Model-T, Italiano Handshake and the Golden Dawn. The bar also serves small plates.
Friends of the Community Path is a local group dedicated to the extension of mixed-use paths through Somerville to…More the Charles River. The group is advocating for the current path, reaching from Davis Square to Cedar Street, to be extended 2.5 miles east, thus linking the Alewife Linear Park, and the 13-mile long Minuteman Bikeway to the 17-mile long Charles River Paths by way of Somerville.
In conjunction with the City and several other local organizations, such as STEP, the Somerville Bicycle Committee, and Shape-Up Somerville, Friends of the Community Path helps to raise funds and awareness of the project, gathers local feedback and communicates with government and transportation leaders to try to move the path extension forward.
The Friends of the Community Path see "the possibility of synergy between the bike path and public transit" according to Spokeswoman Lynn Weissman, and hope for the construction to be included in the State's plans for the Green Line Extension.
If you build a pathway in Somerville, they will come. This heavily used path runs from Grove St. (behind the…More Rite-Aid) to Cedar Ave. Though it's just a thin ribbon of green space with an asphalt path, it's likely among the City's most used parks. Commuters on foot and bicycle fill the half-mile-long path at rush hour. Others simply stroll its length to take in the greenery. Trees line most of the route and occasional benches offer seating. Old-fashioned streetlamps light the way at night and the City keeps it plowed in winter. And if all goes well, it may be getting longer.
The City and the citizen group Friends of the Community Path are working to extend the path eastward. The first new link will be to Central Ave. Ultimately, the goal is for it to reach Lechmere, where it would link with the Charles River Bike Path and provide a bike route to downtown Boston. On the west side, plans aim to better link the path to the Alewife Linear Park, which, in turn, leads to the Minuteman Bikeway to Bedford.
Cycling fans are also working to link the path to the planned 104-mile Mass Central Rail Trail that will run from just west of Northampton to Boston (by way of Somerville, of course).