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- Fields Park, Brockton
- The main trail is on the road and is about 4.5 miles long. The road is
22 feet wide with 10 feet being used for the bike trail. The whole road
is closed to cars week end mornings until about noon. There are several
other shorter off road asphalt trails all in all a pleasant urban bike
experience. John Dorgan, the park superintendent, has been given two
grants to improve the bike trails and will start work next year.
- New Bedford Bikepath
- Currently a 1-mile path on New Bedford's waterfront, this path
might be extended to downtown, making it useful for transportation
as well as recreation.
Phoenix Bike Trail, Fairhaven
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- This 3.3-mile trail runs from the ocean in Fairhaven to the Wareham town
line following an old New Haven Railroad spur. Named after the Revolutionary
and Civil War Fort Phoenix (several blocks from the waterfront path terminus),
the right-of-way was bought by the town in 1954, though a path wasn't
planned until 1978. Construction wasn't until 20 years later, in 1998.
In 2004, a 2-mile spur from the DPW yeard to the shore was completed.
- Franklin Trail
- The Metacomet Land Trust announced plans in August 1997 for a north-south
trail corridor between Grove Street in Franklin and the Charles River at the
Medway town line. The new trail would take up where the
Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) now ends.
In addition to being the backbone of a network of trails and access routes
linking open and recreation space throughout Franklin, this trail would connect
the SNETT through Franklin to an abandoned rail bed off Village Street in
Medway, not real far from the
Upper Charles Bikepaths, on the eastern edge of Milford.
Mattapoisett Multi-Use Trail
- This proposed multi-use trail is part of a tri-town project, starting
with Fairhaven's completed 3.5-mile Phoenix Bike Trail,
and to be followed by a bike path network in Marion.
The four-mile Mattapoisett trail is divided into
four phases. The first phase passed two votes by the townspeople: the
first approved the land taking, and the second vote approved the funding.
A web page
maintained by Rob Price of the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
chronicles the progress made, and obstacles encountered, as the rough dirt
trail evolves into a paved path, and becomes a vital link for residents
to safely access neighboring towns-without the use of automobiles.
- Norwood to Attleborough Rail Trail
- This abandoned rail right-of-way is an important link in the future
connection of Boston and Providence by the
East Coast Greenway.
- Old Colony Rail Trail
- The Town of Mansfield owns 6 miles of right-of-way from the town center
to the sewage treament plant in Norton, and is currently planning a rail
trail, both unpaved for horses and paved for bikes over most of its
Quequechan River Regional Bike Path
- The City of Fall River has been working to develop a Pedestrian/Bike
Path to be used for recreation and transportation purposes. Upon
completion of all phases, the path will link many of Fall River's most
beautiful areas including Bicentennial Park, Heritage State Park and
Britland Park. The path will traverse along scenic Watuppa Pond and the
Quequechan and Taunton Rivers.
Salisbury Brook Greenway
- The City of Brockton is proposing a 3/4-mile long greenway alone the
Salisbury Brook in downtown Brockton including a 12-foot-wide mixed use path.
The Salisbury Greenway is designed to accentuate the beauty of Brockton's
natural landscape by linking a number of publicly and privately owned brook
side parcels. It will run along the edge of the brook from Keith Field on
West Elm Street to its junction with Trout Brook at Grove and Summer Street.
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