Projects in Progress

Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements in Lynn

Project #1 – MassDOT Funds Northern Strand Extension to Nahant

Riding to the beach is about to get a LOT better… Thanks to the support of B2C and our many partners and advocates, MassDOT announced a funding commitment for a continuation of the Northern Strand Trail as an off-street, raised two-way separated bike path all the way from Western Ave in Lynn to the Nahant Rotary. The $9.36 million project was added to the State Transportation Improvement Program and construction is slated to begin this fall!

Project #2 – Transformation of the Lynnway

Bike to the Sea has proposed a multiuse path (highlighted in green) along the eastern edge of the Lynnway from Market St through the rotary and onto the multiuse path that goes between Nahant Beach and the beach parking lots. While the Lynnway today is lined with huge car dealerships and strip malls, the City of Lynn has plans to transform the area into a mixed-use district that can capitalize on its proximity to the city’s waterfront.

Mystic River Bridge

In addition, DCR is completing the design and permitting of the Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge across the Mystic River from Somerville’s Assembly Square to Encore casino in Everett. State officials expect to finish the permitting and design process of the 800-foot bridge this summer. Construction funding has been set aside for bridge work to begin in the summer of 2023, with construction expected to take about two years. The expansion is necessary so that pedestrians can get to the riverside of the Orange Line tracks where the Somerville-end of the bridge connects.

Malden Spot Pond Brook Greenway

We are fully in support of this project, headed by Malden City Councilmember Ryan O’Malley. Having a safe way to walk and bike from the Pine Banks and Oak Grove to downtown Malden and connecting to the Northern Strand is essential for Malden and Melrose residents to safely commute in and out of the city.

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