Here's the 2020 Archive for the Norwottuck Network's 

Free E-Newsletter about Trail Development in the Northeast.

Rail Trail Newsletter, March 1, 2020

  • A formal Request for Proposals to remove the rails and ties on the City of Waltham's portion of the Mass Central Rail Trail 2020

  • From the MassTrails Team; Bicycle/Pedestrian Counts Pilot Program

  • Update from Belmont on the Mass Central Rail Trail Project Updates: What’s Been Done to Date

  • Community Path Began Decades Ago

  • Community Path Update 

  • Highlighting history at future recreational bridge.

  • News from the Plainville, CT section of the New Haven to Northampton Canal Green-way Trail.

  • Advocates Put Dedham Rail Trail On April Ballot

  • Work Starts On Remainder Of 11.5-Mile Northern Strand Trail

  • Bill Branson invited to enjoy delights of biking a rail trail

  • Newton Mass Wins $400K Grant For Upper Falls Greenway, Intersection

  • Trail traversing former Williams Lake Property made permanent part of Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in NY.

  • Fall River's Mt Hope Green-way meeting coming up

  • The Bike Path’s Long Journey Continues

  • Green Infrastructure: Case studies for permeable pavement.

  • We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Build a Bike Path

  • This is one of the best books ever done about a single community rail trail. Very thorough on all aspects of the pathway.

  • Here is an image that illustrates the proximity of the two trails to each other.

Rail Trail Newsletter, February 1, 2020

  • Walter E. Bickford, environmentalist and former MassWildlife commissioner 

  • Building Trails All over the city of Northampton. Goal is to have 80% of the population within easy access. 

  • An Op-Ed Piece by Sharline Nabulime who gave the most dramatic testimony at the Energy Facilities Siting Board last month. 

  • The town of Hudson's Cons-Com held a meeting about the Eversource/ DCR project on the MCRT that unveiled the design and plan for the MCRT in Hudson and Sudbury.  

  • This image above was sent to me by a rail trail friend from Natick who noticed that the featured real estate listings were very close to both the Mass Central Rail Trail in Wayland and the Upper Charles Trail in Holliston. 

  • The MCRT's Feasibility Study is finishing up and will be released this spring. 

  • Dedham Rail Trail Referendum Question 

  • BIG NEWS! – Prospect St Tunnel Funding approved!! 

  • $1.3M grant awarded to link rail trail in Franklin and Bellingham, Mass 

  • MassTrails Wants To Fund Your Trails Projects Grant applications are due by February 1. 

  • The completion of a 93-mile rail trail across northern Vermont would help link an ever-expanding network of recreation trails across New England and beyond, advocates say. 

  • Lamoille Valley RT UPDATE 

  • This Epic Massachusetts Railroad Bridge Hike Is Truly Spectacular 

  • Bourne Bike Path Group To Seek More State Funding 

  • GROTON MA – The Squannacook River Rail Trail has metaphorically cleared another hurdle by literally clearing land. 

  • Ground Breaking in Westfield, MA 

  • Winchester, MA to improve navigation along the Tri-Community Greenway 

  • U.S. Congressman tours latest rail trail section 

  • Get Rolling on These 7 Dreamy Bike Paths. It's not the destination; it's the journey. 

  • The Surprising Link Between Parks and Violence Prevention

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