East Coast Greenway MA Boston Harbor Option

Segment# Segment Name Spine/Alt End Points Length Trail Description Owned by Developed by Current Condition Development Status/Next Steps $Committed/ Source Contact People
Bos-H1 Burma Road Alt Route 128 to Brush Hill Road 2.0 miles Gravel path through wetland with great views MDC, MWRA MDC Crushed stone surface Wetland; paving unlikely 0 MDC Blue Hills
Bos-H2 Neponset Valley Parkway Alt Brush Hill Road to Truman Parkway 0.2 miles 4-lane street with truck traffic, space for potential side path MDC MDC No shoulders, narrow lanes, truck traffic Include better bike/ped accomodations in next stage of Neponst Master Plan 0 MDC, Cathy Garnett
Bos-H3 Truman Parkway, Brush Hill Road Alt Neponset Valley Parkway to Mattapan Square 2.4 miles 4-lane road with wide paved shoulders which could be bike lanes MDC MDC Wide enogh shoulder for use as bike lane Designate bike lanes; include car lane elimination in Neponset Master Plan 0 MDC, Cathy Garnett, Neponset Greenway Council
Bos-H4 Eliot St. Or Neponset Trail Extension Alt Blue Hill Ave to Central Ave. 1.3 miles Quiet street or future path on Boston side of Neponset River Town of Milton Town of Milton Quiet street Probably opposition to designation; Boston-side off-road route possible. 0 Milton Friends of the Neponset Greenway
Bos-H5 Neponset Trail Alt Central Ave. to Port Norfolk 2.5 miles Trail to be paved in spring 2000 MDC MDC Smooth dirt surface, to be gravel by 1/1/2000 Pavement to be completed by end of summer of 2000 $1.7 million MDC, Cathy Garnet, Neponset Greenway Council
Bos-H6 Port Norfolk Streets Alt Neponset Trail to Tenean Beach 0.6 miles City streets in a quiet residential neighborhood City of Boston City of Boston Quiet streets Route signage connecting end of Neponset trail with Tenean Beach path 0 MDC, Cathy Garnett, City of Boston
Bos-H7 Tenean Beach Path Alt Tenean St. to SE Expressway 0.2 miles Path along beach with views of downtown MDC MDC Paved path Tenean St. to SE Expressway 0.2 miles MDC, Cathy Garnett
Bos-H8 Morrissey Blvd. Frontage Road Alt SE. Expressway to Victory Road 0.5 miles Narrow access road with minimal traffic City of Boston City of Boston Narrow street Signage needed to connect Tenean Beach path to Boston Gas path 0 MDC, Cathy Garnett, City of Boston
Bos-H9 Boston Gas Easement Alt Victory Road to Morrissey Blvd 0.5 miles Path parallel to Southeast Expressway Boston Gas MDC Fenced off but trail easement exists To be surfaced and opened as part of Neponset Trail project in 2000 Part of $1.7 million MDC, Cathy Garnett
Bos-H10 Morrissey Blvd Alt Drawbridge to UMass/Boston 0.4 miles Narrow sidewalk path, wide outer lanes City of Boston City of Boston Narrow sidewalk/path exists but expressway ramp traffic is dangerous Road has been redisigned with path and bikelanes; Boston Gas trail will eliminate ramp problem. Construction needs to be funded 0 Boston Transportation Dept.
Bos-H11 Harborpath Alt Umass Boston to Castle Island 3.5 miles Paved path, sometimes separate bike/ped, with spectacular harbor views City of Boston, UMass, MDC, National Park Service UMass, MDC, National Park Service, City of Boston All paved except Calf Pasture, much resurfaced in 1999 Calf Pasture transfer from City to Umass must include trail paving 0 MDC, Julia O'Brien, UMass
Bos-H11 South Boston Streets Alt Castle Island to Fort Point Channel 2.0 miles Some busy streets; some Harbor Walk along water City of Boston City of Boston Busy streets, Big Dig construction Signage connecting Castle Island to Harbortrail/Harbor Walk needed 0 Boston Transportation Dept.
Bos-H12 Harbortrail Alt Fort Point Channel to Ruggles MBTA Station 2.5 miles Path paralleling streets and Southeast Expressway City of Boston Save the Harbor, Save the Bay Section along Melnea Cass Road paved but needs work; rest awaiting funding for planning money TEA-21 funding for planning needs to be committed by state 0  
Bos-H13 Southwest Corridor Alt Past Ruggles MBTA station 0.2 mile Separated bike/ped paths parallelling rapid transit and train line MDC,MBTA MDC Paved separated bike/ped trail Directional signage needed 0 MDC, MBTA
Bos-H14 Forsythe St. Alt Ruggles Station to Fenway 0.5 mile Bike lanes proposed for street City of Boston Northeastern University, City of Boston Preliminary planning completed TEA-21 money needs to be committed by state 0 Boston Transportation Dept.
Bos-H15 Fenway Alt Forsythe St.to Park Drive 0.5 mile Park paths City of Boston City of Boston Paved path Signage needed 0 Boston Parks Dept.
Bos-H16 Emerald Necklace Connection Alt Fenway to Charles River 0.3 mile City streets and ramp, northbound only for now MDC, City of Boston MDC, City of Boston Northbound connection possible on streets, southbound difficult Charlesgate redisign in prelimary stages, possibly part of major office project 0 Boston Transportation Dept.
Bos-H17 Charles River Bikepath Spine Muddy River to Old Charles River Dam 2.0 miles Paved bikepath MDC MDC Paved path Signage needed 0 MDC
Bos-H18 North Station Spine Old Charles River Dam to New Charles River Dam 1.0 mile City streets now, eventually new parkland City of Boston City of Boston Streets with Big Dig construction Signage now; will be replaced eventually by New Esplanade paths $? Boston Transportation Dept., MDC
Bos-H19 New Charles River Dam Spine Cross Charles River 0.1 mile Walkways over locks and dam MDC MDC Crossable Signage to dam from streets needed 0 MDC
Bos-H20 Paul Revere Landing Spine Dam past Charlestown Bridge 0.2 mile Park paths MDC MDC Park paths paved Will connect to New Esplanade $? MDC
Bos-H21 Navy Yard Connection Spine Charlestown Bridge to Navy Yard 0.1 mile Wide city streets City of Boston City of Boston Streets Bike lanes possible; signage needed 0? Boston Transportation Dept.
Bos-H22 Charlestown Navy Yard Spine Through Charlestown Navy Yard 0.2 miles Cobbled road through Navy yard National Park Service National Park Service Cobbled wide path Signage and official permission needed 0 National Park Service
Bos-H23 Charlestown Streets Spine Charlestown Navy Yard to Route 99 2.0 miles City streets, possible future path along Mystic River City of Boston City of Boston City streets Signage' possible bike lanes, possible waterfront path as part of ongoing development 0 Boston Transportation Dept., BRA