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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Trail improvements


The Marlborough Community Development Corporation has been looking for ways to improve the Assabet River Rail Trail between Marlborough and Hudson.

The 6-mile stretch is currently a mixed bag of beautiful vistas and littered lots. For the last several months the CDC has been asking residents for ideas for potential improvements.

This is what one section looks like now:

Rail Trail 1.JPG

Ideas for improvements have included better markings where trails intersect with busy streets, the installation of emergency call boxes along the trail and the placement of trash cans along the route.

Suggestions have also included using art to combat persistent graffiti. This is a mockup of the same section given an artist's touch:

Rail Trail 2.JPG

-- Meg Woolhouse

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