The Patrick Administration Proposes 120 Mile Bike Path
BOSTON, MA(wfcr) -
The Patrick Administration wants to make Massachusetts a friendlier place for bicyclists. The department of conservation and recreation has an $82 million plan to build a network of bike paths across the state, including one that would allow riders to pedal 120 miles from Westfield to Lowell. Rail trails, bike paths built on abandoned rail beds, have been difficult projects to complete, due to funding and bureaucratic snags, as well as opposition from local residents. But trail enthusiast Craig Della Penna predicts planning for bike path projects will pick up speed.