State to hold public meeting about Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail

State to hold public meeting about Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail


Tuesday, 09/22/2020    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold an online meeting on September 22 to obtain public input on their proposal for a shared-use trail connecting the Route I-95 rail bridge (“Two Bridges”) at the southeast corner of Leo J. Martin Golf Course with the south side of the I-95 Overpass on Quinobequin Road.

Read more about ongoing work on Riverside Greenway projects in Conservators’ newsletter articles: “The Riverside Greenway Moves Forward” by Ted Chapman, Chair of the Riverside Working Group, and “Riverside Pathway” by Rep. Kay Khan.



Department of Conservation and Recreation Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Lower Falls Shared-Use Trail Feasibility Study

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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The Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is conducting a feasibility study for a shared-use trail connection between the Route I-95 rail bridge (“Two Bridges”) at the southeast corner of Leo J. Martin Golf Course, Newton, and the south side of the I-95 Overpass on Quinobequin Road, Newton, MA. The project has analyzed DCR-owned parklands, other open space and roadway right of ways to evaluate alternative layouts toward safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian accommodations through the Lower Falls area.

At this public virtual meeting, DCR will present and obtain public input on a proposed shared-use trail layout.

To register for the meeting, please click on the link above or enter it into your browser, and you will be prompted to submit your name and email. Please register in advance so that we can start the meeting promptly. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This information can’t be shared, the participation link is unique to you. If you need assistance when registering, please contact Jennifer Norwood at After the presentation, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed alternatives, using Q&A functionality that will be available through the virtual participation platform.

After the public meeting, the presentation will be available for viewing at meetings. DCR encourages the public to share additional feedback, with a deadline for receipt of comments by DCR of October 6, 2020. Comments may be submitted online at or via email at Please note that the content of comments you submit to DCR, along with your name, town, and zip code, will be posted on DCR’s website. Providing additional contact information when commenting, notably email address, is optional, and will only be used for outreach on future updates on the subject project or property.

If you have agency-related questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973.

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Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by emailing Agatha Summons-McGuire at or by calling her at 617-626-1282. Please provide Ms. McGuire with a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can, as well as information on how she can contact you if more information is needed. Please allow at least one week (7 days) advance notice to Ms. McGuire of a need for reasonable accommodations; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. To request materials in accessible formats (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), please also contact Ms. McGuire.