Community Bike Path

Somerville Community Bike Path

The City of Somerville selected Weston & Sampson to develop final designs for its Community Path beginning at the intersection with Cedar Street and connecting to the existing bridge at Lowell Street. The project consisted of:

  • Full-depth construction
  • New hot mix asphalt porous pavement
  • Connections to the existing Lowell Street Bridge using stairs and ramps
  • New low stone retain­ing walls
  • Drainage improvements
  • Fixed and removable bollards
  • New cement concrete pavers and concrete walks
  • New ornamental lighting
  • Benches, trash receptacles, and bicycle racks
  • Brick pavers and landscaping
  • New pavement markings and signage

The project was reviewed and con­structed by the Massachusetts Depart­ment of Transportation (MassDOT) and was required to meet their design standards.

The project required an extensive commu­nity participation program and coordina­tion with key stakeholders, including the existing Veteran Nurses Association (VNA) property, a residential community currently under construction (i.e. MaxPak) and the future Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Greenline Station cur­rently under design. In addition, the project required permanent and temporary right-of-way acquisitions, utility coordination, and a Phase I Soil Investigation. The path opened to the public in the summer of 2015.


BSLA 2017

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Boston Society of Landscape Architects Award Merit Award in Design, 2017

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