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Connect Historic Boston Bike & Pedestrian Path Ribbon Cutting May 23

The City of Boston invites you to join Mayor Walsh on Thursday, May 23 to celebrate the completion of Connect Historic Boston.

Connect Historic Boston includes the new green bike trail along Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street in the North End, expanded sidewalks along the Blackstone Block, and safety improvements on Joy Street and Constitution Road.

This three-year project, specifically the cycle track portion, was met with much controversy in the North End / Waterfront neighborhood. There were frustrations expressed over the bike path construction, as well as the replacing of brick sidewalks with concrete along Atlantic Avenue. However once the bike path was completed, a NorthEndWaterfront.com reader poll showed 38% of voters would definitely use it and 46% would use it sometimes, with only 15% saying they had no use for a bike path.

Check out this video from Streetfilms highlighting the Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail.

One Reply to “Connect Historic Boston Bike & Pedestrian Path Ribbon Cutting May 23

  1. Of course we will use it. It is the only path that gets cleared of snow. Many walkers and joggers, rarely a bike.

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