Regional pathways -- i.e., off-road separated paths that serve cyclists, walkers, joggers, skaters, etc. -- are important faciities in Cambridge and the greater Boston region. They connect municipalities, increase people's ability to travel further distances on foot or by bike, and allow easier access to more pleasant linear parks.
Well-planned and designed multi-use paths can provide good bicycle mobility and serve as a supplemental system to the street network. Paths can serve all types of cyclists. A separated path may provide a learning ground for those don’t yet feel comfortable riding on streets and can attract cyclists who prefer an aesthetic ride. Paths can also be good facilities for children.
Cambridge works with neighboring communities and state and regional agencies to enhance and connect the regional paths in our area.
For Information on Regional Pathways
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council publishes the Greater Boston Cycling and Walking Map , which provides information on paths in the region.
The Minuteman Bikeway is a popular path that connects Cambridge at Alewife and heads west.
The Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path along the Charles River is one of the area's most well-known and well-used paths.