Freeman Trail's end extended from Wes...

Freeman Trail's end extended from Westford to Sudbury

There are 14 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 23, 2009, titled Freeman Trail's end extended from Westford to Sudbury. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Thanks to a $500,000 grant, the town of Westford will no longer be the end of the line for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Lowell Sun.

yourmomsayshi

AOL

#1 Oct 23, 2009
People are getting laid off and forced to retire early but by al means lets spend money on a bike path.
Tyngsboro

Mattapan, MA

#2 Oct 23, 2009
this trail will cut down on my commute and help the environment

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#3 Oct 23, 2009
It's great to see the momentum continue for extending this trail. The current terminus is really in an odd location - no parking, etc. Extending the trail further south will result in connecting with major roads like Route 2A.

We're lucky to have such an asset in the area.
Happy

Merrimack, NH

#4 Oct 23, 2009
yourmomsayshi wrote:
People are getting laid off and forced to retire early but by al means lets spend money on a bike path.
Because of this project I am gong back to work!
re your momma

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2009
Last time I checked it was the PRIVATE SECTOR that was laying off, and shipping the jobs to India, Mexico and China( a communist country).

So what does a bike trail have to do with CEOs laying off people and paying themselves millions in salary, bonuses and stock options? Say what, momma.
yourmomsayshi

Brookline, NH

#6 Oct 23, 2009
re your momma wrote:
Last time I checked it was the PRIVATE SECTOR that was laying off, and shipping the jobs to India, Mexico and China( a communist country).
So what does a bike trail have to do with CEOs laying off people and paying themselves millions in salary, bonuses and stock options? Say what, momma.
Deval has plans to let 2,000 state empolyees go. And you can bet it won't be the 2,000 "jobs" he created when he got elected. Last on first off. but thats not happening. He wants to combine MassHighway and the Turnpike. Well the Turnpike worker makes MORE than a Masshighway worker. Sooo what did he save?? Far as "cause of the trail I am going back to work" it is a short term job. It does not "create" new jobs.

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#7 Oct 23, 2009
This trail was YEARS in the planning. Much of the funding was allocated and spent a long time ago. Yes, we're in a recession, but look around, the world isn't at a standstill. There are some public work projects, and privately funded projects till under construction.
The important thing is that the trail is built, and available for all to use. Go check it out. It's really quite impressive.
wondering

Gloucester, MA

#8 Oct 23, 2009
I wonder who is going to keep the trail open in the winter.
If there are no plans,then its a waste of money.
Geoff

United States

#9 Oct 23, 2009
wondering wrote:
I wonder who is going to keep the trail open in the winter.
If there are no plans,then its a waste of money.
The same people who keep the other bike trails in Massachusetts open during the winter, genius. However, if you think we should spend *more* money to keep the trail open during the winter, which will get about 1% of the use as compared to the summer months, please, argue your case.

Really - I cannot understand the anger that some people seem to have for these projects. They provide a source of recreation that is essential to any community. Construction provides jobs. They add value to the communities they pass through.

But, if you want to be bitter about it - be my guest, but at least come to the table and be prepared to argue your point armed with something more than a third grade education.
Tony

Tewksbury, MA

#10 Oct 23, 2009
Lowering the Bar wrote:
It's great to see the momentum continue for extending this trail. The current terminus is really in an odd location - no parking, etc. Extending the trail further south will result in connecting with major roads like Route 2A.
We're lucky to have such an asset in the area.
Can you park at/near the Lowell Cinema? or will they tow you away?
Cristy

Merrimack, NH

#11 Oct 24, 2009
Tony wrote:
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Can you park at/near the Lowell Cinema? or will they tow you away?
I'm more worried about having my car stolen, broken into or vandalized than being towed. The criminals look for cars with bike racks on them and know that the people are far away.

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#12 Oct 24, 2009
wondering wrote:
I wonder who is going to keep the trail open in the winter.
If there are no plans,then its a waste of money.
The cross country skiiers will be able to use it when its is snow covered.

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

#13 Oct 24, 2009
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you park at/near the Lowell Cinema? or will they tow you away?
There is parking at the other side of the tunnel - the Crosspoint side. There is parking at a few other locations as well
Bike Fan

Raymond, NH

#14 Nov 2, 2009
The simple fact is if you are against this or any bike trail that promotes local businesses,safe and energy efficient transportation, and healthy living and recreation for all members of a family - you are an idiot.

This trail is fantastic and thank you sincerely to those who made it possible! See you on the trail or not to the negative couch potatoes.

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