Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's only one quarter of a mile long, but it's a big step toward extending the pedestrian and bike path to Boston, said advocates.
Somerville broke ground Monday on the first new section of Community Path to be constructed in 18 years. The pedestrian and bike path, which begins in Davis Square and connects to the Minuteman Bikeway in Cambridge, will be extended about one quarter of a mile from its current end point at Cedar Street to Lowell Street. Work should be complete at the end of this fall, according to Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, who spoke at Monday's ceremony. This new stretch of path runs past Maxwell's Green, a new residential community in the heart of Somerville. Eventually, city officials and Community Path advocates want to extend the path all the way to Boston. It's a project that, in a perfect world, would be constructed in conjunction with the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
It's the first new section of Community Path to be constructed in 18 years, according to the city.
The Somerville Community Path is getting a little bit longer. The pedestrian and bicycle pathway will be extended from Cedar Street to Lowell Street, and a groundbreaking ceremony for the project is scheduled for Monday. It's the first new section of Community Path to be built in Somerville in 18 years, and the cost of the project, which will extend the path about one quarter of a mile, is $2 million, according to an announcement from the city. Funding comes from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, with matching funds from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and more than $1 million in earmarked funding secured by Rep. Michael Capuano, the announcement says. Eventually…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Weissman talks about Somerville's Community Path and efforts to extend it into Cambridge.
Lynn Weissman, co-founder of Friends of the Community Path, was on SCATV's "Greater Somerville" this week to speak about the history of Somerville's Community Path, which is used by walkers and bicyclists, and about efforts to extend it. You can watch the episode here.