The Watertown Community Path is a proposed multi-use path that will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with a safe and easily accessible route through much of Watertown.
A project spearheaded by the Town of Watertown, Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety, the path is expected to run from the intersection of School and Arsenal streets in East Watertown, through Watertown Square and to the intersection of Pleasant and Howard streets near the Charles River. It will provide a link between the Minuteman Bikeway and the Charles River Reservation Path.
A team of graduate students from Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning has recommended a route for the Community Path after three months of research, site analysis and community outreach.
Approximately 1.75 miles in length, the preferred route roughly follows a former railroad right-of-way (ROW). It includes an 8-foot-wide cycle track – a bicycle path separated from traffic by a physical barrier – and a 10-foot-wide shared-use path.
Read the Report*: Watertown Community Path: Linking Watertown's Past to its Future
*Please note that due to the large size of report (11.48 MB), it is divided into sections below.
Download the Report in Sections:
Executive Summary and Table of Contents
Chapters 1 & 2 (Introduction & Path Research)
Chapters 3 & 4 (Case Studies & Community Outreach)
Chapter 5 (Site Analysis & Route Options)
Chapter 6 (Design)
Chapter 7 (Implementation) Conclusion, References