Series Presented by American Trails
In the style of TEDx, the
Series brings you cutting edge information from leading experts in the trails world on today’s hottest trail topics. These high energy 18-minute presentations were recorded to be made available to folks who were unable to attend this year's International Trails Symposium.
Each month we will be featuring one of these talks in our eNews, and you can purchase the entire series on our website at this
This month we are sharing with you "
Greenway Plan for Boston
" by presenter
Metropolitan Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, MA
The Boston region has an extensive collection of rail trails, river paths, and separated bike lanes, and more in planning and design. However they are far from a connected network. MAPC, the regional planning agency for Boston, has come up with a plan for a connected trail and greenway network. Branded LandLine, the network vision helps build partnerships at all levels of government to ensure coordination of greenway development and build support for completion. This presentation will describe the elements of the plan, accomplishments to date, and the future steps. The Plan is transportation focused with the goal of incorporating more active transportation trips throughout the region between work, home, and leisure.