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 in the Town of Lexington Records Portal.
In the News
Colonial Times March/April 2013: Undiscovered Lexington
Lexington Patch 2/28/13: In Abrams Trails Trust
WickedLocal 11/7: Walkers Inaugurate ACROSS Lexington Pilot Route
LexingtonPatch 10/27: ACROSS Lexington
WickedLocal 8/10: ACROSS Lexington project blazes way for trail network
A Great Reason to Walk [youtube video]
Greenways Corridor Committee
|Lexington's First Annual Bike Walk 'N Bus week, May 5-11 2013 - Walking, cycling, taking mass transit are the healthiest and most sustainable means of transportation. A number of activities are being planned during this week long event to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town.
Let us know what you think
We'd like your thoughts about the
ACROSS Lexington route system.
All suggestions, comments, ideas are welcome.
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 Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
(Please make checks out to the "Town of Lexington" and write
"Rick Abrams ACROSS Lexington Trust Fund" on memo line.)
ACROSS Lexington (Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets in Lexington) - Fall 2012 Pilot Route
ACROSS Lexington is a proposed network of pedestrian and bicycle routes that will link many parts of the Town of Lexington.
Using various existing public ways, including conservation land trails and sidewalks, the routes will make it possible to travel via foot or bicycle between the center of town and a number of locations throughout the town including historic sites, schools and conservation parcels.
Creating such a network of marked routes is also intended to encourage greater utilization of Lexington’s open-space resources for passive recreation and to make it easier and more inviting to travel between our open space areas on foot or by bicycle. Utilized by both residents and visitors, these routes will provide enjoyment, exercise and an incentive to travel about town without a car.
Accessible by foot or bicycle, ACROSS Lexington routes will also connect users to open space resources in neighboring towns via existing trail resources such as the Western Greenway Trail and the Battle Road Trail in the Minute Man National Historical Park.
A Pilot Route for the ACROSS Lexington
project exists now. The full system rollout
will take place over the next several years.
[Google map of pilot route]