Wednesday, February 6, 2013
You asked, we've got your answers.
By now you may have seen the two new signals at the Minuteman bike path’s Mill Street crossing. (They went up last week.) But you may still have some questions: Why did they go up? Who paid for them? How do they work? Well, we recently tracked down the people in the know, and here is what they had to say: The developer of the new Alta Brigham Square apartments, Wood Partners, was required to improve this crossing as part of their special building permit with the town, according to the town’s engineer, Wayne Chouinard. Wood Partners contracted Bill Scully, a planner now with Westford-based Green International Affiliates, to work on the crossing in conjunction with the town’s Transportation Advisory Committee. “The overall objective was to …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Take a questionnaire and have your voice heard as part of a grant-supported review of the Minuteman Bikeway.
A review of the Minuteman Bikeway is underway and local cyclists are invited to weigh in with opinions about things like crossings, signage and trailside amenities by completing a two-page, online questionnaire. According to Peggy Enders, chairwoman of the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, a Recreational Trails Program grant is underwriting a review of the Minuteman Bikeway on behalf of the towns of Lexington, Arlington and Bedford. Lexington is administering the grant on behalf of the three towns. Toole Design Group (TDG) was hired over the summer and has begun its review of current conditions on and near the 10-plus miles of the bikeway stretching through the three towns. As part of that review, TDG developed a two-page user …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Public Works will be repairing wall abutting path by Water Street.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, March 19, 2012
On Tuesday, March 20, between 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a portion of the Minuteman Bike Path in Arlington will be closed to the public. This closure will allow for Public Works to safely repair the wall abutting the bike path by Water Street. The path will be closed for 100 yards from Water Street eastward toward Arlington Center. Detour signs and a police detail will be on-site to direct travelers around the work area.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Work to commence Thursday to remove vandalism from Arlington's portion of minuteman bike path.
Arlington’s portion of the Minuteman Bike Path will soon be sporting a cleaner, graffiti-less look. Police Chief Fred Ryan on Wednesday said a graffiti removal crew from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will begin their work on the bridge near Thorndike Field Thursday, making their way up the bike path until it veers into Lexington. Business owners and residents have complained that graffiti spotted through town could be a sign of a growing crime rate in Arlington. In March, town officials told Patch the reason for increased graffiti sightings and the lag time it takes to clean up boils down to a lack of manpower. According to the Arlington Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit, in the first three months of 2010, seven tagging incidents …