Connecting the Dots
Clicking on the image below will lead you to a PDF that has hotlinks for each step of the journey where policies were created that save former RR corridor in Massachusetts from not only being sold to adjoining land owners, but also prevents inappropriate development.
Additionally, policies were created that prodded the state to outright purchase dead steam RR corridor in over 40 communities and after 45 years has convinced the MBTA to lease the corridors to communities who'd like to have ATCs. Alternative Transportation Corridors. Linear Park, Rail Trails, Greenways etc.
The connected dots below are creating the densest network of off-road pathways for biking/walking in North America.