River and Rail Trails (off-road bicycle and pedestrian accommodations)

posted Apr 1, 2010, 8:58 AM by Jim Lerner   [ updated May 7, 2010, 6:38 PM ]
The BPTF is working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Newton Preservation Committee (CPC), and the Newton Conservators to convert a former rail bridge over the Charles River at Newton Lower Falls to a greenway for pedestrian and bicycle access. We are also advocating for the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail from Newton south to Needham, Dover, and Medfield, creating an off-road “rail trail” greenway that could rival the tremendously popular Minuteman Trail through Lexington.