HSH is Working with the City of Everett to Extend the Northern Strand Community Trail
March 24, 2021
Regionwide Trail Systems Now Connects Everett to the Shores of Lynn!
The Greater Boston region is well on its way to establishing a connected regional system of shared use paths and trails. The benefits of a well-connected, regionwide trail system are many:
- Providing residents and visitors in Greater Boston with a safe place to walk, bike, skate, etc. that is family friendly, safe, and enjoyable for all;
- Connecting communities with high-quality infrastructure that allows people of all skill levels to make more trips by biking or walking, whether it be to work, shopping, or visiting friends; and
- Creating a space to highlight natural beauty, public art, and iconic and historic features of the communities the trail passes through.
The Bike to the Sea Trail, also known as the Northern Strand Community Trail, is an 11.5-mile trail that connects the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn along the former Boston & Maine Railroad’s Saugus Branch Railroad.
The extension, designed by HSH, will connect the new Encore Resort Riverwalk with the other elements of the Northern Strand Community Trail. Construction is planned to begin this spring, with all segments to be completed by 2022. This project will allow users to enjoy a comfortable emission-free, safe trip between Boston and Lynn, fully separated from traffic nearly the whole way.
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