The mission of the Friends of the Mystic to Charles Connector is to link the Mystic and Charles River path networks via the proposed multi-use path from Assembly Square to the future Community Path Extension. We are proposing to create a pedestrian/bike path by removing one or both of the abandoned Westernmost rail tracks in the half mile stretch from Assembly Square to Inner Belt.
BEnefits of THE MYSTIC TO CHARLES CONNECTOR
- Provides the crucial missing link between existing and proposed bike paths (Northern Strand, Mystic River, Somerville Community Path, Grand Junction, Charles River paths)
- Provides safe street crossings for the neighborhood
- Provides a convenient access to Sullivan Square Station from East Somerville
- Provides an opportunity to connect Somerville and Charlestown avoiding Sullivan Square