George Kohout: Praises support for bike trail connection

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Published: 11/29/2017 7:41:46 PM
Praises support for bike trail connection

For many years the Northampton bike path has dead-ended at the railroad tracks on King Street.

That hurdle has now been removed thanks to the recently opened tunnel that connects the Mass Central Rail Trail’s Norwottuck branch with the north-south oriented trail to downtown and points south. No longer do bicyclists and pedestrians need to clamber over the railroad tracks at Woodmont Road or navigate the traffic of North and Market streets.

Thanks to the teamwork of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Northern Construction Service of Palmer, the two halves of the popular east-west trail that stretches from Williamsburg to Belchertown are now connected.

The Friends of the Northampton Trails and Greenways would also like to recognize the city of Northampton, especially the mayor’s office and the Office of Planning and Sustainability, for their foresight and persistence in keeping this project moving forward.

Your continued support of organizations like Friends of the Northampton Trails and Greenways and the city’s safe street initiatives will keep the region in the forefront of smart and sustainable communities.

George Kohout

Northampton

The writer is president of Friends of the Northampton Trails and Greenways.




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