Here's the 2019 Archive for the Norwottuck Network's

Free E-Newsletter about Trail Development in the Northeast.

Rail Trail Newsletter, December 23, 2019

  • State approves Eversource power line through Sudbury and Hudson

  • Sudbury keeps fight alive on Eversource powerline project

  • Derailed in Belchertown and Weston

  • LETTER: Help join Clinton’s trails to Mass Central Rail Trail system

  • Dr. Edward P. Yaglou Obituary

  • Letter to the Editor: Protect...something

  • Here's a valuable report by Edwin Hiller of NH

  • PEDAL PEOPLE are working on the MCRT

  • Looking for something fun to do on New Year's Day?

  • Should low speed electric bikes be allowed on multi-use paths in Mass.?

  • Bruce Freeman Rail Trail bridge over Rte 2 in Concord, heads out to bid

  • Letter To The Editor: Dedham Rail Trail Ballot Question

  • Taking the first step in creating a new trail that will link neighborhoods in the city and town of Poughkeepsie...

  • Another GREAT Letter To The Editor...

  • White River Junction, VT Volunteers Plan Trail to Downtown

  • Regional coalition wants to grow its trail network to nearly 900 miles around metro DC

  • Coast-to-coast rail trail will cut through Indiana. Here's what Hoosiers can expect.

  • RTC Releases Latest Research On Net Economic Impact Of Trails In Wisconsin

  • The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America is all lit up.

  • What is Your Design Advice for These Tilted Trashcans Next to Bike Paths?

  • New from the PA Land Trust Association. The trail studies described in this guide collectively identify a variety of trail benefits...

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, November 10, 2019

  • It's official! Another 1/2 mile of the MCRT is OPEN in Ware.

  • And another 6 miles of the MCRT just opened in Wayland and Weston

  • Save the Date! Saturday, 11- 16-19 A CHILI-FEST to SUPPORT THE MCRT in Clinton!

  • Belmont Community Path Abutter Site Walk on Nov. 19th.

  • Video of a wheel-chair on the newly opened stone-dust section of the MCRT in Ware.

  • Important news from the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail - Support State Legislation to Support Rail Trails including the BFRT 

  • Art and Community Celebrated on the Dedham Rail Trail

  • New 11.5-mile rail trail promises great fall foliage views

  • Walkway Over the Hudson turns 10 years old: How it spurred change, improved region

  • Ashokan NY rail trail opens just in time for peak fall foliage

  • From Industry to Open Space—Making a Transformational Change in Kingston NY

  • The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail - If We Build It They Will Come

  • Another Gap filled in the ECG

  • Yankee Magazine did a short video interview with Tim Blagden about the Concord – Lake Sunapee Rail Trail

  • A bill (S.4416B/A.5035B) to create New York's first multi-use trails plan has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his approval.

  • Second Act for Shuttered Mills Revitalizes New England Towns

  • When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

  • Want Better Safe Streets? Just add paint

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, October 10, 2019

  • The densest network of former steam and electric railroads in North America is here.

  • A Network of Rail-Trails Comes Together In Boston’s Suburbs

  • Save the Date! Saturday, October 19 2019 Ribbon Cutting

  • Sudbury Lawsuit Over Mass Central Rail Trail is now Before the MA Supreme Court

  • A CALL TO ACTION FOR YOU! TWO OF THE NORTHEAST'S MOST IMPORTANT RAIL TRAILS NEED YOU TO CALL YOUR STATE REP!

  • Lynnfield Voters Give Overwhelming YES To Rail Trail

  • LYNNFIELD RAIL TRAIL WINS BY WIDE MARGIN

  • Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opens another segment

  • Voters in Marshfield, MA vote to use CPA funds to build the rail trail

  • CT Trails Symposium on 10-26 in East Hartford, CT.

  • The NH Rail Trail Coalition is holding their conference on 10-26 in Concord, NH

  • Mass Trails Conference 10-31 to 11-2.

  • New bikeway planned to go straight through Boise Idaho High School campus

  • The Netherlands is so good at cycling, even thier PM bikes to work

  • North Coast’s Great Redwood Trail in CA would create a 320-mile pathway

  • Short Trips Favor E-scooters and E-bikes Over Cars

  • E-bikes get green light on Cape Cod National Seashore trails

  • Nice Ride in Minneapolis considers retiring dockless bikes, adding e-bikes

     

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, September 9, 2019

  • Artifact Cider to open taproom in Florence

  • The City of Northampton has re-installed milemarker

    N-0 / B-104

  • Starting next month this E-newsletter will be rebanded

  • Complete Street Funding Program Awards

  • Make Whiting Avenue Safer For Bikes And Pedestrians

  • Rail Trail in to expand into the Cheney District

  • First phase of Kingston Point NY Rail Trail opens

  • At Providence River PedBridge opening, the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition demands funding restored to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects

  • $22M Providence Pedestrian Bridge is officially open; supporters say it’s worth every penny

  • Leominster City Council approves Easements for Twin City Rail Trail

  • Green light for a green mile of ‘rail with trail’ in N.J.

  • $5M Seacoast rail trail deal up for vote

  • RIDOT Again Plans to Take Money from Bicycle, Pedestrian Projects

  • Basch: Cross Vermont Trail serves up patchwork of urban and rural life

  • With Swanzey rail to trails work, cyclists will see smoother ride

  • Long-delayed bike path will link Mansfield and Norton

  • There is a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space.

  • Calgary cyclists caught speeding on bike paths could be fined $400

  • Downtown-wide Walldogs mural festival kicks off in Keene, NH

  • Opinion: Supporting Trail Makes Sense For Town, Residents

  • Long-delayed bike path will link Mansfield and Norton

  • Why You Should Care That Fewer Kids Are Riding Bikes We owe it to our children to get them on two wheels

  • Bike lanes need physical protection from car traffic, study shows Drivers left bikes less room in the presence of parked cars and painted bike lanes.

  • How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world

  • A new bridge will connect bike trails in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s. How about DC too?

  • We’ve Blamed Traffic Deaths on Bicyclists Since 1880. What About Drivers?

  • Minnesota nursing homes embrace Danish cycling idea that puts older adults on wheels

  • E-bikes are now allowed in US national parks, for better or worse

  • How Do Fitness Levels of E-Bikers Compare to Those Who Ride Regular?

  • With hipster stylings and live diagnostics, has Belgian firm Cowboy made e-bikes cool?

  • Copenhagen has taken bicycle commuting to a whole new level

  • Proposed e-bike rule a slippery slope

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, July 25,  2019

  • MA Officials Break Ground On Cochituate Trail in Natick And Reveal Bike Plan During the trail groundbreaking.

  • Lynnfield, Legislative Leaders, Take Next Step Along Path To Trail. Leaders ask for release of $500,000 to complete final design.

  • Almost 53 Percent Say Yes To Lynnfield Rail Trail 

  • The Canal Trail Connects Communities

  • Squannacook rail trail gets funding boost

  • Poughkeepsie, NY urban trail could connect residents with paths, waterfront

  • Planning Council Takes Spin On The Greenway

  • Tempers flare at Leominster info session on rail trail

  • Learn more about the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvements

  • Marblehead will use $41,000 MassTrails Grant to fund redesign of rail trail

  • Boroughs Loop Trail to open in fall 2019

  • CT Trail Census 

  • Sculpture lights up rail trail tunnel

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

  • NY’s $23M Adirondack ‘Rails to Trails’ project back on track

  • New trail meters allow users to donate trailside to maintain area trails

  • This piano crosswalk was painted by a group of strangers with no training but a lot of harmony

  • Good, protected bike infrastructure makes cars drive slower, and gives more space to other modes of transit. That makes better and safer cities for all.

  • On the benefits of bikes

  • New Bike Plan in Mass

  • E-Bike Laws

  • How do we get more butts on bikes? E-bikes.

  • I thought e-bikes were a gimmick, but the $1,350 Schwinn Monroe has changed my mind

  • Integrate electric technology into system of rail trails

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, July 2, 2019

  • MASS DOT IS CONDUCTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON A SECTION OF THE MCRT CORRIDOR--FROM BERLIN TO THE WEST-SIDE OF BELCHERTOWN

  • The MCRT is awarded 6 grants for various segments

  • Come out next Tuesday to Clinton and learn about the efforts to knit together the middle section of the MCRT corridor.

  • The best rail trails in Upstate NY: 18 pathways to bike, run or walk this summer

  • WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL RIMACONN RELAY

  • Building a rail trail by bringing together artists and advocates.

  • From Key West to Calais: The East Coast Greenway

  • Exploring N.H.'s Rail-TrailsHow to Cut 10,000 Parking Spaces Without Anyone Complaining

  • Tri-community bike path opens at last, linking Winchester, Woburn and Stoneham

  • Learn more about the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Improvements

  • The Boroughs Trail is coming! You can help blaze the way

  • ‘Pedal tavern’ proposal has uncertain prospects in Easthampton

  • Is it a bicycle? ‘Pedal N’ Party’ brewery bike tour owner disputes ban from Easthampton police

  • Pedal 'N Party bike ordered off Easthampton rail trail

  • Building historical connections Where an ill-fated railroad once ran

  • GreenWay Project Will Complete Final Leg of Silver Line Extension in Chelsea

  • Making The Bike Trail A Reality - Editorial

  • Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in MassTrails Grants for 71 Projects

  • BAKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO SWAMPSCOTT’S RAIL TRAIL, LYNN’S COMMUNITY PATH

  • Love them or hate them, research offers financial case for big city bike lanes

  • 5 ways multi-use trail systems transform communities

  • Residential developments gravitate toward greenways

  • Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success

  • Bold corridor attracts investment

  • Bettering Bike Infrastructure for U.S. Cities

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, May 27, 2019

  • How A Small, Little-Known River Once Powered An Economy And Shaped A Landscape

  • Belmont Community Path segment of the MCRT

  • A closer look at Waltham’s Wayside Rail Trail segment of the Mass Central Rail Trail

  • The New Norwottuck Network

  • BAD THINGS HAPPENING THAT YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT

  • Debate Discussion About Dedham Rail Trail Inaccurate 

  • East Boston Greenway update.

  • ValleyBike Sees Plenty Of Growth Potential As It Gets Up To Speed

  • WALLETS ON WHEELS

  • Vermont's Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Puts Small Businesses on the Path to Profitability 

  • The Unlikely Way E-Bikes Could Transform How We Age

  • How Chicago’s South Side Is Creating the ‘Un’ High Line

  • E-bikes are gaining traction, though some say not so fast

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, April 29, 2019

  • UPCOMING EVENT Sunday, May 5th at 1 p.m.

  • Clinton Dam Day Location: Clinton Dam. Rt. 70 in Clinton

  • Top spots to live 2019: West of Boston

  • Another Update in Belmont Community Path Design for the MCRT will Focus On the Segment North Of Tracks

  • Rail trail to close key gap - Work begins on long-awaited link to Columbia County in NY

  • $1 million boost  City of Haverhill, MA gets state money to extend rail trail

  • Trails Across New York Campaign

  • Westport, MA teams with neighboring towns on biking, walking trails

  • Fitchburg-Leominster rail trail takes a step forward at public hearing 

  • More closing the gaps in NY: Washington County gets connected to trails across the state

  • Hello, Hula: Can Russ Scully Create a Lakeside Tech Scene? 

  • Moving by muscle — Active transportation can reduce climate change

  • The closer you live to an urban greenway, the more physically active you are, says UBC study

  • ‘Plogging’ is the Swedish fitness craze for people who want to save the planet. It’s making its way to the U.S.

  • When freeways have no futures

  • Cambridge’s New Bike Lane Law is ‘Bikelash’-Proof

  • How Do Drivers Not See That They're the Worst?

  • The Economic Value of Actually Following Through on a Bike Plan

  • Train signals to be restored and set along rail trails

  • Wilmington, NC rail trail will spur local economic impact via art

  • Land conservation leads to job growth

  • Crowdfunding Can Reduce the Risk of ‘Bikelash’

  • Open Space Institute is saving landscapes and building trails in Ulster County, NY

  • Wisconsin State budget proposal restores eminent domain for bike trails

  • It was 20 years ago today that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play. Not really, but

    it was 25 years ago this month...

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, March 24, 2019

  • As I See It: Mass Central Rail Trail is a part of the Worcester renaissance

  • A SPECIAL GIFT TO OUR COMMUNITIES OF TODAY FROM VISIONARY LEADERS OF THE 1970s 

  • LIVING LIFE DIRECTLY NEXT TO A RAIL TRAIL

  • Old RR bridges on the MCRT's Wayside segment?

  • ART ON THE ARRT

  • SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019 Northampton House Tour

  • New bike path through Fall River, Tiverton in the works

  • Lynnfield's $10.4 Million Golden Ticket

  • Dutchess County and MTA Revive Talk of Beacon, NY Rail Trail

  • Lynnfield Residents Continue Rail Trail Debate At MassDOT 25% Design Hearing

  • The Robert Moses Built Expresway at Niagara Falls is coming down and to be replaced w a GREENWAY

  • 4 Trail Trends Explained

  • I Lived Next To Alewife Bike Path, in Arlington and Here's My Take on the Idea of a Lynnfield Trail

  • Residents give big vote of support to trail system

  • Minuteman Bikeway extension to reach Concord

  • The Design Bible That Changed How Americans Bike in Cities

  • Cast your vote for the DL&W Corridor Design Ideas Competition

  • These five cities are taking bold steps to rein in sprawl

  • ‘Bourbon Road Rail Trail’ in Frankfort KY could come to fruition this year

  • This newsletter has won An Award from Constant Contact--for being in their TOP 10%. Wow!

  • ' Trails Across NY' Advocates For Empire State Trail

  • ‘It’s a long time coming’: $6.2 million wildlife bridge over I-90 nears completion

  • East Coast Greenway: Hike or bike your way from Maine to Florida

  • What's killing U.S. pedestrians? Streets that weren't designed for them.

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, March 6, 2019

  • Selectmen: For Belmont Pedestrians Path Route Decision is Life and Death

  • HERE'S SOME NICE BLUEPRINT DRAWINGS OF WHAT THE MCRT LAYOUT WILL LOOK LIKE...

  • Looking for a fun spring bike ride on the MCRT?

  • Come-on people, we can do better than this

  • Just another sale of former RR corridor in Mass

  • Stamford, CT Granted $160,000 for Merritt Parkway Trail first mile

  • Southern leg of Granite State Rail Trail nearing completion

  • Schell Bridge will make this town whole again

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DOES LYNNFIELD NEED A RAIL TRAIL?

  • Airline Trail Plan Links 12 Communities

  • Swampscott’s Rail Trail project is moving full steam ahead

  • The ATV economy has been a game changer in New Hampshire’s Coos County.

  • Future of off-road riding debated at State House

  • Electric bikes could provide old people with brain boost

  • National rail-trail from DC to Washington State.

  • The Netherlands Pays People To Bike To Work

  • Complete Streets Funding Program awards $3-million in grants for infrastructure improvements

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, February 15, 2019 #30

  • Alternative Transportation Corridors

  • Critical Community Path Decisions for Belmont's section of the MCRT

  • New path in Nassau, DEAdditonal Lewes segment to be finished by spring;

  • The mode less traveled

  • Kudos to Gov. Cuomo for rail trail

  • Debating Bicycling Safety, Infrastructure in Boston

  • State gives go-ahead to rail trail extension in Wellfleet

  • State Grant Awarded For Cheney Rail Trail Project In Manchester, CT

  • LETTER: The much-needed Clippership Connector

  • Mattapoisett bike path extension to move forward this spring

  • Wareham weighs dissolving Bike Path Committee

  • New phase of Haverhill, MA rail trail chugging along

  • Firm hired for phase one rail trail design in Bourne, MA

  • NH communities get $1.7M for 'alternative transportation projects'

  • Easthampton exploring trail expansions--to schools, parks and into residential neighborhoods

  • Bicycle Plan

  • The Economics Behind Reclaiming Outdated Infrastructure for Public Places

  • New Animation of Bike-Ped Path on Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge

  • Meet the newest sections of Greenway, designated in 2018

     

 

Rail Trail Newsletter, January 1, 2019 #29

  • The last big remaining part of the construction in Weston is the Conant Road overpass.

  • Bike to the Sea 2018 Year in Review.

  • 'Mobile wetland’ showcases Tibbetts Brook Greenway in NYC benefits'

  • Rockland Rail Trail final section to be completed next week

  • Columbia County NY EDC and Columbia Land Conservancy study joining Harlem Valley and Electric trails.

  • Adirondack Parks Agency change paves way for rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake

  • VOTERS MAY DECIDE WHETHER LYNNFIELD RECEIVES A RAIL TRAIL OR NOT

  • New Bike Path Work is Underway in Montpelier, VT

  • Rail Trail group on Cape Cod to assist in state grant application

  • Laconia, NH selects consultant to design potential Rail-w-Trail

  • Chicago builds out the first section of Navy Pier Flyover

  • Filling a gap in the Air Line Trail between East Hampton and Portland CT

  • A Trail Proposal in Western NY Isn't Liked by the Neighbors.

  • 3-mile trail extension in CT opens near Manchester

  • Competition opens to redesign Buffalo’s old elevated rail line

  • THE FUTURE OF RAILROADS: WHY RAIL-TO-TRAIL CONVERSION IS THE KEY TO BOTH EVENTUAL RAIL RESTORATIONAND CURRENT OFF-ROAD NETWORKS

  • The Pedestrian Strikes Back

  • Scooters and hoverboards add to Dutch cycle lane hell

  • London Launches 5-Year Plan To Entice More People To Fall In Love With Cycling

  • Here's a story about a RR company in MO that wants to give 144 miles of former RR corridor to the state.

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