Neponset River Greenway Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Foley Senior Residences, 249 River St., Mattapan, MA

Join us for our monthly meeting as we discuss progress of construction of the Neponset Trail and other issues along the Neponset River Greenway with staff from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, which manages it, the police who patrol it, and concerned citizens. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at rotating locations in communities of the Lower Neponset.  Follow us on Facebook. 
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Future Greenway Council meetings
January 3, 2018    Milton Yacht Club, Milton
February 7, 2018   Hyde Park Police Station, Hyde Park
March 7, 2018        Port Norfolk Yacht Club

April 4, 2018           Foley Senior Residences, Mattapan

Along the Trail:

New Crosswalks Painted in  Milton

Two new crosswalks were painted onto the newly paved Brush Hill Road, providing safer access to the Neponset Trail from the Milton neighborhood across the street. Flashing lights will appear soon; the fixtures are in. Photos by Jessica Mink

New Bike Lane Almost Fills a Trail Gap

With the recent repaving of Brush Hill Rd. and Truman Parkway, new bike lanes were added between the off-street trail's ends a hndred yards north of Fairmount Ave. and the south side of Dana Ave. The problem is that there is only one "No Parking" sign, and even it has been ignored. On a recent Saturday afternoon, there were 10 cars parked in the new bike lane, making it unusable. Photos of all of the cars, with readable license plates are here. Photos by Jessica Mink


How To Do Bike Lanes So That Cars Don't Park in Them

The buffered bike lanes along Boston's American Legion Parkway in Roslindale, a bit more than a mile west of the Neponset, were recently separated from traffic with plastic bollards, which make it hard to park a car in the lanes. Photos by Jessica Mink

Harvest River Bridge in Boston Globe Winter Bicycling Article

Boston Globe Regional sections on Sunday, December 3, carried a story on winter biking by Brion O'Connor. It is online here, illustrated by pictures of Jessica Mink and her bike on the Harvest River Bridge in high-visibility warm clothing for cold-weather bicycling, though it was only in the 30's when these pictures were

Neponset Greenway Goes Downtown

Neponset River Greenway Council members Vivian Ortiz and Lee Toma shared the story of NIMBY on the Neponset at Livable Streets' StreetTalk10in1 downtown at the Old South Meetting House on Tuesday, December 5. Council member Ellie Spring backed them up. Photos from Vivian Ortiz.

-Jessica Mink

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