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Mass. Central Rail Trail - Wayside

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 Mass. Central Rail Trail - Wayside.

The posts below are provided by committee members and each post allows residents to publicly comment or ask questions. At the end of each post, a comment box appears. Residents will need to sign in with an email address before submitting the comment.

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May 02

Article 26 at Annual Town Meeting on May 7th

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 8:50 AM by Kara Fleming

The Rail Trail Advisory Committee would like to encourage all those who have been following our progress to attend Annual Town Meeting on May 7th.

Article 26 on the Town Meeting warrant will allow us to continue our work in shaping the Mass Central Rail Trail – Wayside to be a significant recreational resource for the town while simultaneously assuring its integration into the rural character of Weston. Article 26 is seeking an appropriation of $437,000 from Community Preservation Act funds for the construction of limited, designated trailhead parking, access, and signage at both Concord Road and at the Church Street station. It also includes funding for the initial round of high priority screening and/or fencing along the trail, as well as money for benches, bike racks, and other amenities.

Whether you are an abutter whose input we have incorporated into this article or a town resident interested in biking, hiking, strolling, roller-blading and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in beautiful surroundings, please attend Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 7th and make your voice heard.

Thank you for your support!


Michael McGee
June 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM
This is really in response to a posting under "latest town news". the entry that's listed as "Mass Central Rail Trail – Weston: Rules of the Trail". There, 4 "rules" were listed, Certainly there are more than 4 rules, right? What about No motorized vehicles? How about No Littering? There must be at least a dozen or more rules, not to mention guidelines. It seems neglectful to list 4 rules and not mention or list the rest of them. Also, is the trail really limited to "Bicyclists, Joggers, walkers, and horseback riders? What about wheelchairs, Rollerbladers, ...?
Kara Fleming
June 25, 2018 at 11:20 AM
Michael - you are correct, there are more rules to using the Mass Central Rail Trail, which will be posted by MassDCR when the trail is officially open. The primary purpose of the Latest Town News item you are referring to was to address immediate issues that were occurring within the closed construction site - such as unleashed dogs and a lack of trail etiquette. When the Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland officially opens it will be a multi-use trail (no motorized vehicles) and ADA compliant. Rules of use may be similar to this one: But for now, the trail is closed to public use as it is still under construction.

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