Here's the 2021 Archive for the Norwottuck Network's 
Free E-Newsletter about Trail Development in the Northeast.

 

Rail Trail Newsletter #56 - June 2021

  • The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has released a decision in the case of Sudbury vs the Energy Facility Siting Board.

  • Our Amicus Brief which helped the SJC to see the greater context.

  • Sudbury Dealt Blow In Transmission Line Case After SJC Ruling

  • Another loss of an important advocate in the rail trail world. Paul Penfield of Weston, Mass 

  • Clinton Tunnel to close until renovation design and construction begins.

  • ‘I can do everything using the bike path’: Trail links cities north of Boston to the sea

  • Public comment heavily favors latest Neponset Greenway link

  • CPA $$ Restore the Upper Charles Rail Trail & Historic 8-Arch Bridge

  • Walkway Over the Hudson turns 10: How the project spurred change, and improved the region

  • ‘Greenway Stimulus’ Could Bring Boom in Bike and Walking Trails The Hudson River Greenway,

  • New England has one of the 6 most rewarding rail trails in America, according to The Wall Street Journal

  • Newburyport celebrates newest rail trail stretch

  • The Path Well Traveled: Coast through the history of South Kingstown, RI's bike path

  • Rail trail inches its way toward downtown Pittsfield, MA with plans to extend to Merrill Road

  • Another Great Bridge Story. NEW LIFE for an old bridge - The Bison Bridge 

  • Bridges, rail corridors find new life as urban trails

Rail Trail Newsletter #55 - MAY 2021

  • Did you know that for over 20 years, there has been an occasional Golden Spike Conference?

  • Another new Bike-ped bridge by MassDOT nears completion SALISBURY

  • Town meeting in Northfield approves MassDOT's requirements to build a new bike-ped bridge over the CT River.

  • NORTHFIELD

  • MassDOT installs yet ANOTHER NEW Bike Ped BRIDGE over the marsh in Saugus, Mass on the Northern Strand Trail

  • Mayoral candidate Yang puts NYC's stalled ‘Queens-Way’ rail-to-trails project at center of public park platform

  • Did you know of an effort to rebrand the N-S trail from New Haven to Northampton with a unified name?

  • Beautiful Art on the Trail in Florence, MA

  • The American Society of Landscape Architects recently published an interesting interview with Jennifer Toole,

  • Engineers Should Not Design Streets

  • Did you know that for over 20 years, there has been an occasional Golden Spike Conference?

  • Another new Bike-ped bridge by MassDOT nears completion SALISBURY

  • Town meeting in Northfield approves MassDOT's requirements to build a new bike-ped bridge over the CT River. NORTHFIELD

  • MassDOT installs yet ANOTHER NEW Bike Ped BRIDGE over the marsh in Saugus, Mass on the Northern Strand Trail

  • Mayoral candidate Yang puts NYC's stalled ‘Queens-Way’ rail-to-trails project at center of public park platform

  • Did you know of an effort to rebrand the N-S trail from New Haven to Northampton with a unified name?

  • Beautiful Art on the Trail in Florence, MA

  • The American Society of Landscape Architects recently published an interesting interview with Jennifer Toole,

  • Engineers Should Not Design Streets 

Rail Trail; Newsletter #54 - April 2021

  • Weston students aim to brighten rail trail with mural art

  • ORAL ARGUMENTS IN THE CASE BEFORE THE SJC, SUDBURY VS ENERGY FACILITY SITING BOARD ON MARCH 1, 2021

  • A boost for rail trail expansion in Southampton

  • Columbia Greenway Rail Trail bridge installed across Main Street in Westfield 

  • South Coast Feasibility Study - Fall River to New Bedford by Bike

  • More Pathway Buildout Coming to NYC

  • Keene to buy a bridge for rail trail expansion

  • Dream of Connected NYC Greenway Re-Envisioned as Path to COVID Recovery

  • Visit the Peabody Bikeway

  • New map of Troy, NY trails offers guide to adventures

  • Riding The Rails: Canalside Rail Trail

  • Millerton, N.Y.: Unspoiled Beauty With a New Youthful Energy

  • Framingham could become MetroWest trail hub by linking many of its walking, biking paths

  • Hudson River Valley Greenway announces $636,000 available for planning, trail grants

  • Area canalway trail usage increased in 2020

  • Shared use paths—also called trails, multi-use paths, greenways, or bike paths—bring many benefits to their communities.

  • The Border to Boston Trail is a 70-mile shared use trail that links 20 communities

  • Streets that put people first, not cars. Cities around the world are reconfiguring their urban grids to support local communities and economies.

  • 60 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP. Hit the roads less traveled.

Rail Trail Newsletter #53 - February 2021

  • This Mass. camping spot--near the MCRT-- is ranked among the best outdoor stays in the U.S. in 2021

  • There is the big court case delaying the MCRT buildout in Sudbury.

  • Heritage Trail: How a group of neighbors in Manchester NH helped reclaim prime recreational real estate for all to enjoy

  • Springfield seeks state funds to advance plans to convert abandoned railroad into a walking and bicycle trail.

  • RTC did a nice high altitude story about the growing network here in New England.

  • A tunnel connecting two rail trails in downtown Lebanon, NH

  • Gov Cuomo is building another Ped Bridge in New York. New Bridge to Cross Iconic Erie Canal

  • Historic bridges in NYC to have cycle paths

  • A follow up to the story about a series of historic bridges in the Hudson River Valley.

  • After virus delays, Southington, CT continues design work on final trail section

  • Bay Colony Rail Trail comes together in bits and pieces.

  • Progress made on Twin Cities Rail Trail project. (Yes. It involves yet another huge bike-ped bridge.)

  • Here's another great, iconic ex RR bridge to explore. Rosendale Trestle.

  • Peabody Mass Rotary Club celebrating their 100th anniversary by doing some betterments on their city's trail network.

  • One of the most memorable trails I toured while doing my first book was the Airline Trail in CT

  • Brooklyn's Ocean Parkway--Site of the first Bike Path in the U.S.

  • From steel city to bike city: Wollongong pins hopes on becoming world-class cycling destination

 

 

Rail Trail Newsletter #52 - January 2021  

  • A trail transformation in Maine - Once opposed to the construction of a multi-use trail adjacent to his home, Ellsworth, Maine

  • Three New Trails in Mass To Look Forward To in 2021 -Construction activities have slowed down considerably for the winter

  • Transformational Bike Path to Montclair, NJ Advances

  • A New York State of Trail - After years of effort, 750-mile Empire State Trail is complete

  • 58 Projects Completed by State and Local Partners to Build Nation's Longest Multi-Use State Trail

  • Boston Channel 5 Chronicle show host Ted Reinstein's favorites: Rail trails a great escape in 2020

  • 7 Raised Crossings Greenlighted in New Haven and Hampden, CT

  • Years ago, opponents used German shepherds, cars and fear-mongering in attempt to block construction of popular East Bay Rail Trail

  • Tunnel at Rotterdam Jct! Finally. SCHENECTADY NY

  • New Life for Old Bridges - Scenic Hudson is working to save

  • Historical signs add to appeal of the Springfield Mass Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway

  • ATTENTION MAP GEEKS OUT THERE! Here's two resources for antique maps.

  • As local groups in SW NH improve rail trails, public input is sought

  • Active Transportation is an Easy Win. An op-ed in CT News Junkie by John Hall

  • The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.

  • How Madison keeps its bike paths clear through the winter

  • Can Detroit’s Joe Louis Greenway avoid gentrification?