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
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
“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.”