Trail is Paved and Open in Malden and Everett

About a dozen people turned out for a public safety meeting along a portion of the newly paved trail in Malden on Monday, Aug. 26.

The portion of the Northern Strand trail in Everett and Malden is now paved and open for travelers.

Parts of the trail in those two cities were closed at various times over the past month but the paving work is now complete and there is no longer a danger of travelers creating ruts in the newly paved surface.

Malden public safety officials, including Mayor Gary Christenson, Police Chief Kevin Molis, Fire Chief Jack Colangeli and DPW Director Robert P. Knox, Jr. spoke to the group about bike safety as well as other public safety issues.

The portion of the trail in Saugus was recently completed to the Lynn line. The City of Lynn still has to approve plans in order for the trail to be completed.

Work on the Revere portion of the trail is expected to begin next spring if grants are secured.

Bike to the Sea, Inc. has been working for more than 20 years to build the Northern Strand Trail (aka: the Bike to the Sea Trail) from Everett to the beaches in Revere and Nahant. Physical work to build the trail started less than two years ago but has progressed quickly.