Featured Greenway: Charlestown Lower Mystic Greenway

We recently co-hosted an open house with the Mystic River Watershed Association and Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Our goal was to solicit feedback on the proposed Charlestown Lower Mystic Greenway which would connect existing sections of the Boston Harborwalk and provide increased open space and waterfront access. Continue reading

Malden River Walk: A Resident & A Planner Sound Off

In this guest post, Malden resident Monique Ching provides her impressions of the Malden River Walk, and Mystic River Watershed Association's Greenways Director Amber Christoffersen responds.  Continue reading

Featured Greenway: Roxbury to Fenway Connector

Although small in scale, the Roxbury-Fenway Connector (Rox-Fens Connector) is a major project linking two of Boston’s most beloved of greenways, the Emerald Necklace and the Southwest Corridor. Currently in the design phase and overseen by the Boston Transportation Department’s Green Links Program, the Connector is a major step in completing the missing links in the foundational greenways connecting the area. Here, we highlight the location and break down the different parts of the path, so you can get an idea of how the Connector will enhance mobility in the surrounding area: Continue reading

Biking in Chicago, America’s Leading Bicycle City

In 2016, Bicycling Magazine named Chicago #1 of America’s Best Bike Cities (Cambridge was #8 and Boston #17). On a recent visit, my wife Ann Marie and I set out to see what set Chicago at the top when it came to bicycling.  Continue reading

Featured Greenway: Watertown-Cambridge Greenway

  Walking along the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway on a sunny Saturday afternoon in early fall, the first thing you notice is how quiet it is. Following the tracks of a former B&M Railroad line, the first phase of the new greenway runs through a sparsely developed area in Watertown, and for much of the trail there is little traffic noise to be heard. The vegetation on either side of the trail has been allowed to grow up, hiding the outside city and further blocking noise. There were also surprisingly few people; in a half hour spent walking the trail I only encountered a single jogger. Continue reading