ACROSS Lexington project
Trail Guide to Lexington’s Conservation Land
West Lexington Greenway Master Plan
Bike Walk 'N Bus week
Benefits of Walking (2.5 min. video)
A Great Reason to Walk [youtube video]
Study finds taking a walk may lead to more creativity than sitting
The Walking Revolution (30 min. documentary)
Everybody Walk website
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Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Term: 3 years
Current Committee members
News and Events
WickedLocal 5/11/14: Scene and Herd: English footpaths lead Abrams down his path
Colonial Times March/April 2013: Undiscovered Lexington
See the Public Meetings Calendar for meeting postings and agendas
Greenways Corridor Committee
From the Committee charge:
The Greenways Corridor Committee identifyies, actively plans, and recommends the implementation of pedestrian, bicycle and other greenways corridors, in order to link Town Conservation, Recreation and other open space parcels as well as regional trail systems and open space in neighboring communities. The Committee:
- Work with Town Departments, Boards and Committees,
- Maintain contacts with regional planning authorities and civic groups from neighboring communities, and
- Pursue public educational efforts and activities.
Members should have a commitment to the importance to the community of developing off-road pedestrian and bicycle corridors as well as the environmental benefits of preserving greenway corridor connections between disparate conservation parcels. Membership should be broadly representative of the community and include representatives from groups such as the Conservation Stewards, Citizens for Lexington Conservation, Friends of Lexington Bikeways, and the Sidewalk and Bicycle Advisory Committees.
Full Committee Charge
ACROSS Lexington (Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets in Lexington) is a network of pedestrian and bicycle routes that links many parts of the Town of Lexington.
Routes A, B, C, & D for the ACROSS Lexington project exist now. The full 40-mile system rollout will take place over the next several years.
The Board of Selectmen have established the Rick Abrams ACROSS Lexington Fund to support the trail network by creating new directional and interpretive signage, electronic and/or print maps, and web/software development to incorporate current technologies. The mailing address for donations is:
Board of Selectmen
ACROSS Lexington Trust Fund
Town of Lexington
1625 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420
Please make checks out to "Town of Lexington" and write "Rick Abrams ACROSS Lexington Trust Fund" on the memo line.
West Lexington Greenway
The West Lexington Greenway is a proposed system of hiking and off road biking trails of some five miles in length extending from Turning Mill Road in the north to Lincoln Street in the south with connections to several Town conservation areas and other open spaces. The West Lexington Greenway Master Plan is available for online viewing. The Greenway will be part of the ACROSS Lexington route system when completed.