Revere Section is Officially Open

Officials stand before a ribbon on the bike holding signs which state "Bike Trail Open."

Another milestone was met this week when the Revere portion of the trail was officially opened, creating 7.5 miles of trail from Everett to the Lynn border.

Despite threatening thunderstorms, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday night to officially open the Revere portion of the Northern Strand Community Trail.

Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo, along with other municipal officials, joined members of Bike to the Sea on Salem Street near the Franklin Street intersection. The Revere segment of the trail runs along the Rumney Marsh and connects four miles of paved trail in Malden and Everett with 2.5 miles of trail in Saugus. Now that it’s complete, 7.5 miles of trail runs from Everett, through Malden, Revere, and Saugus to the border of Lynn.

Lynn officials are still considering whether the city will build its segment of the trail and Bike to the Sea, Inc. is working with Lynn grassroots groups in hopes of making that happen.

The Revere section of the Northern Strand Community Trail was covered with a compacted, soil, recycled asphalt material in July. The City of Revere then installed a crosswalk on Salem Street so that the trail could be officially open for the public. Bike to the Sea, Inc. worked with the City of Revere, using funds from the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), to hire contractors to build the trail.

Since 1993 Bike to the Sea has been working to create the Northern Strand Trail: a trail free of cars from the Malden/Everett area of Massachusetts to the beaches in Revere, Lynn and Nahant.

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Clean Up In Lynn Planned This Weekend

This weekend Bike to the Sea members will help clean up the abandoned rail corridor in Lynn where it’s hoped the proposed Northern Strand Community Trail will eventually be built.

Volunteers interested in helping out should go to 12 Neptune Street Court in Lynn on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s suggested that work clothes and gloves be worn as the work will involve clearing brush and debris from the rail corridor, mending fences and cleaning up surrounding city streets.

Bike to the Sea is partnering with One Community One Voice of Lynn, Youth Build and the North Shore CDC, and the City of Lynn in this effort.

More information can be found in this article from the Lynn Item.

 

 

Revere Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled August 18

An official ribbon cutting for the Revere section of the Northern Strand Trail will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo will cut the ribbon on the trail on Salem Street near Franklin Street.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony at Anthony’s Cabana of Revere. Guests are asked to park along Franklin Street or North Marshall Street.

Video: Watch Them Build The Trail’s Missing Link in Revere

The trail in Revere remains closed to the public until the City of Revere installs a grade crossing at the Salem Street intersection and signs. Watch this website  for more information about the ribbon-cutting expected within the next month.

Six crew members pose in front of construction equipment on the trail in Revere.

A crew from Nocella Paving worked on the Revere section of the Northern Strand Trail this week. Bike to the Sea, Inc. worked with the City of Revere, using funds from the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, to hire contractors to build the trail.