June 9, 2015 Public Meeting
A public meeting was held by the state DCR, also sponsored by the City of Cambridge, per the notice below on June 9th on Phase II of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway. A copy of the meeting presentation may be found by following the link below. An additional public meeting to view a conceptual design of the Greenway is anticipated to be held in the fall of 2015.
MASS. DCR AND CITY OF CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC MEETING WATERTOWN-CAMBRIDGE GREENWAY PROJECT
Place and Time:
Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M.
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA
The Watertown-Cambridge Greenway is an effort recently launched with the joint purchase of a former B&M Railroad line, the Watertown Branch, by the City of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to create a multi-use pathway and greenway. This purchase, which includes the former railroad right-of-way from Concord Avenue in Cambridge, through the Fresh Pond Reservation, under Huron Avenue, and into Watertown, will be developed into a pedestrian and bicycle path, helping complete the important regional connection linking the Charles River path system and the Minuteman Bikeway.
At this meeting, DCR and the City of Cambridge will provide background information about the project, now at a pre-conceptual stage of design, and obtain public input.
The public meeting presentation will be viewable the following day on DCR’s website and on the City of Cambridge website at:
The City of Cambridge, in partnership with the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, purchased a significant portion of the former rail right of way known as the Watertown Branch, which runs from Concord Avenue by Fresh Pond, under Huron Avenue and into Watertown. A multi-use path will eventually be constructed and create a regional off-road connection from the Charles River to the Minuteman Bikeway. We will continue to update you on design and construction information.
Learn more in the article in on Boston.com.
June 9, 2015
First Public Meeting at Russell Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue Cambridge. See The Latest tab for full meeting notice.
The Watertown-Cambridge Greenway is a new project. The DCR is identifying design funds for creating a multi-use path. No construction schedule has been determined as this will depend upon the design being completed, and construction funds identified.