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Vote YES for a Rail Trail for All

On November 14, 2022 at Special Town meeting, vote yes for greater access, connection, safety and infrastructure improvements to the Bedford Minuteman Bikeway Extension.

Special Town Meeting Presentation
Article 10 - Minuteman Bikeway Extension
What does Article 10 do?
  • Portions of the current Reformatory Branch Trail are actually privately owned, not Town property

  • Warrant article seeks authorization for the Select Board to purchase:

    • ​Land along the Reformatory Branch Trail itself, not residents’ backyards

    • Permanent and temporary easements throughout the project area including Railroad Avenue and Concord Road

  • ​Impacted abutters are paid at the highest economic value, as established by an independent appraiser

What are the project benefits and goals?
  • Greater access: an improved shared-use path for all ages and abilities

  • Connections to neighborhoods, schools, conservation land, and the regional rail trail system

  • Safer road/trail crossings

  • Improvements to Railroad Avenue/Commercial Avenue

  • Infrastructure upgrades

How will it look?

This video was originally posted on the Town of Bedford Minuteman Extension website.

This video offers an opportunity for Bedford residents and other interested parties to view the design plans for the proposed Minuteman Bikeway Extension.

 

For more information about the proposed project, please see https://www.bedfordma.gov/minuteman-extension

Please note that while this video offers as accurate an illustration of the proposal as possible, the100% design plans should be consulted for precise plans and measurements.

What people are saying 
Testimonials

Allan K

“A paved walking/bike path is a huge advantage as opposed to an unpaved throughfare. It provides safe travel through town with connections to other travel-safe roads and pathways, and it can be made extra safe by providing softer crushed stone on both sides for walkers and joggers who prefer to walk on softer turf."

Leah D, Bedford

"I would like to see this rail trail paved for best handicap accessibility. This would benefit my family and the children in our town with disabilities."

Graham S, Bedford

“I'm excited to use the trail in all seasons. My young family are regular users and would love to take advantage of this one-time opportunity to really improve it's conditions.”
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What can I do?

Vote on Nov. 14

We need your voting support to secure the means to move forward on this community sponsored effort.

Ensure you have a plan of action for Nov. 14.

Spread the word

Share your support with your neighbors.

Post a lawn sign out front,

distribute a flyer, speak up on social media.

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