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MAPC unveils Landline Greenway Vision Plan

Monday, May 21, 2018

Members of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recently unveiled their LandLine Greenway Vision Plan that proposes a 1,400 mile trail and greenway network that will connect throughout the Boston region. This collaborative effort involves the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation, federal and state agencies, municipalities and many local community groups and citizens. Although our region enjoys many miles of popular trails, a good number of them do not connect with each other. The effort will also bring trail and greenway foot path access closer to where residents live and work. Included in the project will be a signage and wayfinding plan that is consistent statewide which will contain directions and distance information.

Mayor Gary Christenson, State Senator Jason Lewis and Marc Draisen of MAPC spoke at the event which took place on Canal Street at the River Walk. Attendees were then invited to use a Limebike or their own bike and ride south on the Northern Strand Trail in Everett, cross over to the new Chelsea Greenway then cross the bridge to the East Boston Greenway past Constitution Beach and end at Revere Beach. For further information about the Landline Vision Plan, please visit https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/landline-vision-plan/.

Mayor Christenson addresses attendees

Map of the Malden River Greenway presented by (from left) Patrick Herron, MRWA; City Councillor at Large Steve Winslow; Mayor Gary Christenson; Clay Larsen, Bike to the Sea; Amber Christofferson, MRWA; Bob Knox, DPW Director; Ward 4 City Councillor Ryan O'Malley; and State Senator Jason Lewis

Getting ready to ride: Mayor Gary Christenson and State Senator Jason Lewis with local elected and city officials, state officials and attendees

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden