Here's the 2018 Archive for the Norwottuck Network's

Free E-Newsletter about Trail Development in the Northeast.

Rail Trail Newsletter, November 26, 2018 #28

  • I've known Colleen Abrams for about 25 years and have always been in awe of her and of what she's accomplished in Central Mass.

  • An important morning event for community Rail Trail leaders

  • What should Boston be doing to make the city safer for bicycles?

  • LET'S PUT BACK THE MISSING BRIDGES

  • Blogging Belmont by Paul Roberts is a great resource for the folks in Belmont...

  • LIFE OUTDOORS: Rail Trail safety

  • MATTAPOISETT FILES FOR FEDERAL GRANT

  • DARTMOUTH STUDENTS TO PLAN TRAIL EXTENSION

  • BIKE PATHS MAKE FOR EASIER TRIPS AROUND TOWN

  • TRI-COMMUNITY GREENWAY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • RAIL TRAIL X-ING SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN SAUGUS

  • Albany, NY is Set to Buildout the Link Between Two Major Trails -- Here's the Plan

  • YONKERS GREENWAY PARK GROUNDBREAKING Putnam Rail Trail to Become Bronx-Yonkers Pathway

  • Extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail into Wellfleet should be open in 2019

  • WORK BEGINS TO LINK DISCONNECTED BIKE TRAILS IN TAMPA BAY, FL

  • THIS INGENIOUS HACK TURNS ANTI-TERROR BOLLARDS INTO FURNITURE

  • EMPIRE STATE TRAIL ROLLS TOWARDS COMPLETION

  • Call for Entries: International Design Ideas Competition

  • The Delivery Trike is Coming

  • HOW RALEIGH’S TRAILS WENT FROM NUISANCE TO AMENITY

  • RI Turnpike Authority considers adding bike paths to Pell, Jamestown bridges

  • BIPARTISAN GROUP OF LEGISLATORS IMPROVING OHIO’S OUTDOORS OPPORTUNITIES

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, November 5, 2018 #27

  • Sudbury Town Meeting OKs $650K for Bruce Freeman Trail design

  • New proposal for Mass. Pike rebuild would elevate bike path through Allston

  • Developer plans $43 million mixed-use project in Easthampton

  • Highland, NY Hops on Rail Trail Train

  • New bike share program launched in Acton and Maynard

  • ValleyBike Share expands into Easthampton

  • Gap Filled in Cheshire, CT

  • NYC unveils new plan to close gaps in Manhattan Greenway

  • CT DOT to study adding second Gold Star Bridge as a path for bikes, pedestrians

  • Crowd gathers for the Whittier Bridge project ceremony

  • Pedestrians hit the new Garrison Trail on the Whittier Bridge

  • Pressure on CSX to keep its word

  • NH corridor acquisition discussions resume

  • Bicyclists are paying their fair share

  • MassDOT Posts Online Bike-Related Guide Public encouraged to give input on Draft Mass. Muni-cipal Resource Guide for Bikeability

  • Embrace Lynnfield Rail Trail Project for Our Common Benefit

  • NEW YORK IS BUILDING A 750-MILE TRAIL FROM NYC TO CANADA (AND YOU CAN USE IT NOW)

  • Will Tossing Bollards Everywhere Stop Another Hudson River Greenway Massacre?

  • Trails in Michigan and New York Get a $200M Boost

  • New bike path goes through the old Bethlehem Steel property.

  • This Lego-like bike path is made from recycled plastic

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, October 5, 2018 #26

  • Local trail advocates attend conference and share info at Olde Home Day in Clinton.

  • The Belmont Community Path needs Belmont Community Support (Once Again)

  • Red'd a nice letter!

  • OUR WALK IN THE WOODS: Marshfield Mass’s Rail Trail

  • Keene warns joggers about swooping Owls on trail

  • Bull moose takes short stroll on Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire, MA

  • NY Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of Reimagine the Canals Competition

  • Gap Filled In Farmington Canal Heritage Trail In Cheshire, CT 

  • Roll With It: Two Wheeling in Burlington

  • Rail Trail Parking Plan for Lynnfield Compares Favorably With Others

  • Bike paths from aboveCEDC Selects Weston & Sampson for Rail Trail Feasibility Study

  • CEDC Selects Weston & Sampson for Rail Trail Feasibility Study

  • Recent visit spoke to sense of community Laconia offers

  • L.L.Bean Pledges $1 Million to The Trust for Public Land to Create Parks Where They’re Needed Most

  • A bunch of firsts in Boston bicycling infrastructure

  • Sections of Erie Canalway, Albany County rail trails open

  • Funding Secured for Phase 1 of the Bourne Rail Trail 

  • 6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

  • John McCain’s Unlikely Legacy Project in Phoenix

  • Cycling Is Key to Safer, Healthier, More Vital Cities

  • Protected bikeways make cities safer and boost the economy

  • Three in four Swiss voters back enshrining cycling in constitution

  • The Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America is Pinellas County, Fla.

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, August 31, 2018 #25

  • RECENT GRANTS TO FUND THE BUILD OUT OF THE MCRT, FOOT BY FOOT

  • On Wednesday August 29th Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito invited me to come to the State House, to present to them, the Golden Spike Awards from the recent Golden Spike 2018 Conference held in Northampton this summer.

  • NH Bike-Walk Summit identifies next steps

  • Westside Greenway Bollards Still Causing Injuries And Mayhem To Cyclists They Are Supposed to Protect

  • Big Win for the Malden River Greenway

  • Lynnfield-Wakefield Delegation Secures $500,000 For Rail Trail

  • Pedal for the Path - a ride to help complete the South Coast Bikeway

  • Crossing the Black Bridge at Albany, NY

  • Maine Voices: East Coast Greenway a true gem, and Maine could help it reach full potential 

  • Natick wins state approval to build rail trail

  • On the Mascoma River Greenway in Lebanon, NH

  • LANDLINE: Connecting people and places with an active 1,400 trail network in Metro Boston

  • Map: What a regional bike trail network could look like in the D.C. area.

  • Coming to Montco: Nearly 800 Miles of Bicycle-Friendly Paths

  • What's Crazy About Biking to the Hospital to Have a Baby ?

  • A TRAIL FITTING FOR THE EMPIRE STATE

  • The Modern Automobile Must Die -- If we want to solve climate change, there's no other option.

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, August 10, 2018 #24

  • Conference Presentations now on-line

  • Belmont to Officially Launch Lime Dock-free Bikeshare Program

  • Here's the most recent East Quabbin Land Trust newsletter.

  • Ulster County NY Legislature Approves Ashokan Rail Trail Funding

  • Cape Cod Rail Trail projects get kick start

  • Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

  • Cape-to-CT ride shows progress, bumps on Greenway

  • Riding the Rail (Trails) in NH

  • New Rockland, MA Rail Trail

  • NY County seeks help with study for possible Hudson, to Philmont rail trail

  • Trail Grant Funds Announced in Brewster on Cape Cod

  • RIDOT vows to study intersections at bike paths after fatal crash

  • Victim of bike crash ID’d as 6-year-old from Somerset

  • Holliston’s 8 Arch Bridge opens

  • LIFE OUTDOORS: Rail Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony

  • Springfield seeks design firm for McKnight Neighborhood bike-ped trail

  • Here is some more great info about the Holliston, section of the Upper Charles Trail

  • The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

  • The largest infrastructure project in the US is a 3,000 mile bike path

     

 

Rail Trail Newsletter July 18, 2018 #23

  • News about the Golden Spike 2018 Conference this July

  • CHECKOUT THE PROGRAM FOR GOLDEN SPIKE 2018

  • 5 Things To Know About The Rail Trail under development in Weston and Wayland, Mass.

  • On Thursday June 28 Valley Bike opened for business.  

  • Two Wheels and 3,000 Miles To Go

  • WITH THE RISE OF BIKE-SHARING PROGRAMS, A RAIL TRAIL THROUGH LYNN IS IN THE WORKS

  • Adirondack Rail Trail for all

  • Forget the Car, Biking Is the Best Way to See Your State

  • North Buffalo Rail Trail and Minnesota Linear Park – At the Crossroads of Creativity

  • An invitation to share a bike path in Boulder

 

Rail Trail Newsletter June 24, 2018 #22

  • News about the Golden Spike 2018 Conference this July

  • Check out the new page on the Golden Spike 2018 Event site!

  • Mass Central Rail Trail – RULES OF THE TRAIL

  • TWICE A WEEK, I GET CALLS ABOUT A MAP OF THE MCRT

  • A RAIL TRAIL DEVELOPING IN NEW YORK FROM THE HUDSON RIVER TO THE CATSKILLS

  • 3 old railroad tunnels help make the Elroy-Sparta Trail one of Wisconsin's most popular

  • From RTC's report on Tunnels

  • The almost 1,000 foot tunnel on the MCRT at Clinton was featured several years ago in the Creepy-chusetts website.

 

 

Rail Trail Newsletter June 4, 2018 #21

  • REGISTER NOW for the Golden Spike Event

  • More news about the MCRT and Golden Spike 2018

  • AND OUR GOLDEN SPIKE AWARDS ARE UNDER PRODUCTION

  • One Man's Big Idea: A Series Of Connected Bike Paths, Including A Bridge And Special Ferries on Long Island, NY

  • NEW BRIDGE ON SLATE FOR 2023. Northfield likely to see Schell replacement soon

  • North Brookfield, MA gives up on railroad, moves to create rail trail

  • Mass Lt. Gov Karyn Polito cuts ribbon on a new $10.5 million segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail 

  • A Great Letter to the Editor

  • Here's the champion group for really, really wanting to convert their dead derelict railroad into a regional show-place.

 

Rail Trail Newsletter May 31, 2018 #20

  • REGISTER NOW FOR GOLDEN SPIKE 2018

  • Some great videos to check out! Friends of Northampton Trails & Greenways /FNTG

  • Linked above to this image is a press release about the conference

  • Belmont Feasibility Study Plan would Renew Transportation Infrastructure and Create New Public Spaces

  • Manchester CT Property Board to consider sites to expand Cheney Rail Trail

  • Decades-old bridge gets new life connecting Harrisville, Hancock trails in NH

  • Bringing new voices to the table: Strong partnerships featured at New England Bike-Walk Summit

  • Dedham Selectmen seek new study for rail trail proposal 

  • Rail Trail Article FAILS at Dedham Town Meeting

  • Norton Rail Trail Update

  • Take a grand tour of New England — by bike

  • See the abandoned RR line some Springfield, MA residents want trans-formed into a trail.

  • Wakefield Town Meeting Says YES to the Rail Trail

  • PARKS TRAILS NY Helps Troy, NY Envision a Bike-Friendly Futur

  • Chelmsford, area towns unveil rail trail phase

  • Rail trail reality: 'It's perception' Swampscott voters face same rail trail concerns Danvers did

  • Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now

  • New York agency to tout vision for connected Hudson Valley, Wallkill Valley rail trails at New Paltz event 

  • Bike Path to ‘Float’ Along Italy’s Largest Lake

 

Rail Trail Newsletter April 24, 2018 #19

  • News about the Golden Spike Conference this July

  • Dedham's Finance and Warrant Commission begins hearing on rail trail article

  • Lynnfield Rail Trail Supporters Talk Facts, Figures

  • Swampscott rail-trail alignment presented, discussed

  • Here's a story about reassembling a long-gone trolley corridor to become a trail

  • See the abandoned RR line some Springfield, MA residents want trans-formed into a trail.

    (drone video, photos)

  • Ped Bridge Being Installed in Manchester, CT

  • The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

  • Buffalo Dipping Its Toes into the Linear Park Pool

  • Ground breaks for Philly Greenway along former Conrail heroin hotspot

Rail Trail Newsletter April 3, 2018 #18

  • Rail Trail Construction Beginning in Weston Now

  • Weston Historical Society introduces a new narrative

  • Rep. Walsh’s Transfer Rail Trail Language Included in Gov. Baker’s Bond Bill

  • Public hearing on Albany Electric Trail

  • Lynnfield Rail Trail A Great Opportunity To Add Value To Our Community

  • Hudson Valley Rail Trail getting $3.6M boost

  • Final link in Hudson Valley Rail Trail project unveiled

  • Don't leave Queens behind. E very other borough is getting a next-generation signature park

  • Light Seen At End Of New Haven to Northampton Canal Trail 'Tunnel' 

  • SCHELL BRIDGE UPDATE from MassDOT 

  • Types of Placemaking Using Placemaking to Jump Start Downtown Revitalization

  • Transform an Unused Railroad Corridor into a Lively Trail

  • Game-Changing Rails to Trails

 

Rail Trail Newsletter March 12, 2018 #17

  • The City of Waltham had a design meeting for the Wayside section of the Mass Central Rail Trail

  • Tom Kelleher, mapmaster for the Mass Central Rail Trail and president of the ARRT has done a lot of updating on the Google Map of the Mass Central Rail Trail

  • PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE BRIDGE OVER THE MYSTIC RIVER DCR MEETING

  • $1.5 Million for Northern Strand Community Trail

  • Plainville-Southington trail project moves forward

  • Music + performance filled day with trail procession from Northampton to Easthampton.

  • Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging.

  • Capital District of NY Trails Plan

  • Our picks: Five homes close to Greater Boston bike trails

  • MONTCLAIR-AREA GREENWAY GETS SUPPORT FROM ESSEX COUNTY

  • The price we pay for liveability

  • Cuomo administration to change Adirondack Park rules, clearing way for rail-trails

  • The Design Bible That Changed How Americans Bike in Cities

  • A Brief History of How American Transportation Engineers Resisted Bike Lanes

 

Rail Trail Newsletter February 5, 2018 #16

  • Here's some updates about Golden Spike 2018 this coming July

  • Tom Kelleher is mostly known in rail trail circles as the President of the Assabet River Rail Trail 

  • Open Secondary Line To Bikes - Letter

  • Making the connection for the Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Bikeways Committees Wrestle With Rail Trail Branding

  • Air Line Rail Trail - Informational Meeting

  • Baker-Polito Admin-istration Awards $1.5 Million to Design Northern Strand 

  • A CAR-FREE PATH TO NORTH SHORE BEACHES GETS A $1.5M BOOST

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