The Emerald Network vision builds off a portfolio of 100 miles of existing greenways. Of the remaining 100 miles, 30 miles are in-progress and 70 miles are proposed new links.
More than 30 miles of the Emerald Network are currently in-progress;meaning the projects have funding for design, funding for construction or are currently under construction. LivableStreets provides support to these projects by writing comment letters, activating community support at public meetings, and collaborating with municipalities and agencies. Several of these projects are highlighted below. Please check back as we continue to update their status!
Connect Historic Boston- City of Boston: Connect Historic Boston is a safe and accessible shared-use path connecting historic sites in downtown Boston. Phase I - Staniford Street, Causeway Street, Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue - is currently under construction. (photo: Connect Historic Boston)
Greenough Greenway- Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and The Solomon Foundation: This mile-long stretch along the Charles River between the Eliot Bridge and Arsenal Street Bridge is currently under construction and will feature a safe, shared-use path with enhanced parkland features when complete. (photo: The Solomon Foundation)
Neponset River Greenway- Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR): A key section of the Neponset River Greenway - from Central Ave to Blue Hill Ave - is under construction and when complete, will provide the long-missing link to extend the off-road pedestrian and bike trail network for more than 7 miles through Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and the Town of Milton. The Neponset River Greenway Council has been a long-time steward of this trail. (photo: DCR)
Watertown Cambridge Greenway - Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR): This mile-long, shared-use path will connect the Watertown Greenway and Fresh Pond Reservation paths. Project design is scheduled to be completed by Spring/Summer 2016. (photo: DCR)
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