Q: What if the MBTA wants to build a light-rail or bus line in the future?
A: The land will continue to be owned by the MBTA and the lease will allow them to re-purpose the right of way with sufficient notice. The spur is privately owned.
Q: How much will the trail cost to develop?
A: Nearly all of the cost to remove the old rails, ties, switches, debris, and overgrowth and build a smooth, stone dust surface will be paid for by the salvage value of the steel, as has been done in a number of other communities. We are fundraising to add additional amenities (e.g. benches, kiosks and garden areas) to the trail.
Q: I want to help. What can I do?
A: We'd love your help – here are some ways to get involved.
Q: Will you be able to ride a bike on the trail?
A: Yes. The packed gravel is suitable for bike riding.
Q: Is the trail handicapped accessible?
A: Access to the Greenway at Needham Street spur, Oak Street and Easy St. will all be handicapped accessible. The main Greenway is flat and without barriers.