On Thursday, May 15th, the City of Boston Public Works Department held an open house style public meeting to  provide updates on this project.

On February 26, 2014, the project team for Connecting Historic Boston held the 25% design public hearing for the project.

On January 28, 2014, the project team for Connect Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Commercial Street portion of the project.

On December 19, 2013, the project team for Connect Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Commercial Street portion of the project.

On December 17, 2013, the project team for Connect Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Causeway Street portion of the project.

On November 21, 2013, the project team for Connect Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Causeway Street portion of the project.

On November 20th, 2013, the project team for Connect Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Commercial Street portion of the project.

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Bicycling through downtown is confusing and uncomfortable with one-way streets, narrow lanes, and lack of bicycle accommodations. Increasing bicycle trips from transit hubs to popular destinations, workplaces, or homes would help reduce congestion on transit by providing an alternative to one stop transfers on the subway sysem.

Downtown Boston is the hub for several regional trails, including the Charles River Paths, the East Coast Greenway, and the South Bay Harbor Trail. These trails end before they reach downtown and bicyclists must transfer to streets, many of which lack bicycle facilities. Other visitors, commuters, and residents arrive in the city by commuter rail or train and must travel less than a mile or two to reach their destination.

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The Connect Historic Boston Trail will be a family-friendly bicycle loop around downtown Boston, providing access to major transit hubs, regional trails, and National Park Service visitor centers and National Park Service Partner sites.

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Appendix Bike Trail CD

Connect Historic Boston is funded through a TIGER grant from U.S. DOT, administered by the Federal Highway Administration.