Mass Central Rail Trail - Brighton to Belmont Center

Organization: Friends of the Belmont Community Paths

Year: 2009

Amount: 10000

Status: Project complete

Type: Bike path/trail

Address: Belmont Center, Belmont, MA

A $10,000 grant helped Friends of the Belmont Community Path, a subcommittee of the Belmont Citizens Forum, to fund a portion of the Mass Central Rail Trail from Brighton to Belmont Center. This multi-use path, which leads through a heavily populated residential area to the subway station, will serve as a major connection for bike commuters from Boston's western suburbs. Our funding leveraged a $50,000 grant from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and both together will be used to match federal funding already secured for the multi-million dollar project.