FAQ

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. 




Metal Art? Not actually.  
These are just a few of the metal 
pieces pulled from the rail bed.









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. 
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