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Wayside Rail Trail - Weston

Weston's Rail Trail Advisory Committee wants to hear from residents as it plans for how Weston will accommodate the state's new recreation path, the Wayside Rail Trail

Please note, this is a moderated blog and comments will be published upon review.

Residents who do not wish to participate publicly may submit comments or questions through this non-published form.These will be shared with the committee.

Sep 13

Weston's New Rail Trail and Park

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 4:47 PM by Kara Fleming

There will be a rail trail through town before too long. As a result, Weston will have a new recreational park, consisting of both the trail and the rest of the abandoned railroad right-of-way.

Some people will welcome the trail and the park, and some will not.  And some may be concerned today about various aspects of the plans. The Rail Trail Advisory Committee is hosting a town-wide public hearing on September 19th. Learn more about what you can expect from this meeting.

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Sep 06

Weighing Wayside Trail Options

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 1:20 PM by Kara Fleming

With the Wayside Rail Trail coming, this is an opportunity for the Town to consider how this new recreational park, including the entire right-of-way (up to 100-feet wide in most places), will best serve Weston.

Like any big question, this one can be thought of as involving lots of interrelated smaller questions. Many, but by no means all, of these questions appear below. How do you feel about them? And what other questions, concerns, issues, or options do you think are missing?

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Aug 23

New Recreational Park for Weston

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 4:11 PM by Kara Fleming

Before long, Weston will have a brand new recreation area that, if well designed, will be enjoyed by lots of Weston residents doing lots of different things. Yes, Weston will soon have a Rail Trail, a multi-use paved path, 10 feet wide, along the 100-foot-wide abandoned right-of-way of the defunct Central Massachusetts Railroad.  Think of this as a long, thin recreational park. How should the trail be designed so it best expresses the Weston town character and is found most useful by its residents?

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