Resources

Welcome to the Emerald Network resource library. The resources below highlight some of the specific work we are doing to advance neighborhood greenways, and also outline some of the big picture goals and best practices for greenway paths. Feel free to use and share widely!

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The Emerald Network: An Introduction

Learn why and how the Emerald Network will have serious impact for people in Metro Boston.

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Urban Core Network Map

Enjoy exploring greenway paths in Boston's urban core with this map. Includes the recently completed Connect Historic Boston path!

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Roslindale Arboretum Gateway Path

Read a summary of the feasibility study we completed in 2016 with students from Tufts University.

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Wayfinding Guide

Learn best practices for planning signage and other wayfinding that will help a greenway project thrive! Includes real-life examples from around the U.S.


Metro Boston has a wealth of existing greenway paths that we are working hard to connect into a 200-mile seamless network — take a virtual tour and discover a new greenway today!

Wellington Greenway
July 2017

Eyes on the Street: Wellington Greenway, July 2017

Mystic River Greenway
June 2017

Eyes on the Street: Mystic River Greenway, June 2017

Neponset River Greenway
June 2017

Eyes on the Street: Neponset River Greenway, June 2017

Watertown Greenway
June 2017

Eyes on the Street: Watertown Greenway, June 2017

Southwest Corridor
February 2017

Eyes on the Street: Southwest Corridor, February 2017

Greenough Greenway, Watertown
January 2017

Eyes on the Street: Greenough Greenway, Watertown, January 2017

Cycle Track Construction
December 2016

Eyes on the Street: Cycle Track Construction on Staniford and Causeway Streets, December 2016

Route 9 Emerald Network Crossing
October 2016

Eyes on the Street: Route 9 Emerald Network Crossing, October 2016

Arboretum Gateway Path Visioning Session
March 2016

Arboretum Gateway Path Visioning Session March 2016

Columbia Road Workshop
October 2015

Columbia Road Workshop, October 2015

Emerald Network Summer Ride
July 2015

Emerald Network Summer Ride, July 2015