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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan City of Lebanon, New Hampshire

December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan City of Lebanon, New Hampshire

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ZƵƐƐ,ŝƌƐŚůĞƌ͕hƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJdƌĂŝůƐůůŝĂŶĐĞ ŶŶŝĞ:ĂŶĞǁĂLJ͕ƚ>ĂƌŐĞŝƟnjĞŶZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞ ŝĐŬDĂĐŬĂLJ͕&ƌŝĞŶĚƐŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůdƌĂŝů 'ƌĞŐEŽƌŵĂŶ͕,D͕hƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ,>WĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉ :ŽŶĂƚŚĂŶ^ĐŚǁĂƌƚnj͕WĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚŝĐLJĐůŝƐƚĚǀŝƐŽƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŵĞůŝĂ^ĞƌĞĞŶ͕>ĞďĂŶŽŶZĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ŽůŝŶ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ŚĂŝƌ͕WĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚŝĐLJĐůŝƐƚĚǀŝƐŽƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ WĂƵůdŝĞƌŶĞLJ͕>ĞďĂŶŽŶZŽƚĂƌLJ

WĂƵůŽĂƚƐ͕>ĞďĂŶŽŶZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂŶĚWĂƌŬƐ͕ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ ŝŶĚLJ,ĞĂƚŚ͕>ĞďĂŶŽŶZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂŶĚWĂƌŬƐ͕^ƉĞĐŝĂůWƌŽũĞĐƚƐŽŽƌĚŝŶĂƚŽƌ >ĞŝůĂDĞůůĞŶ͕EĂƟŽŶĂůWĂƌŬ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ͕ZŝǀĞƌƐĂŶĚdƌĂŝůƐWƌŽŐƌĂŵ

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WƌĞƉĂƌĞĚďLJ͗

ŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ ZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂŶĚWĂƌŬƐĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ϱϭEŽƌƚŚWĂƌŬ^ƚƌĞĞƚ >ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕E,Ϭϯϳϲϲ

KZt>ĂŶĚƐĐĂƉĞƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƐĂŶĚWůĂŶŶĞƌƐ tŚŝƚĞZŝǀĞƌ:ƵŶĐƟŽŶ͕sĞƌŵŽŶƚ sĂŶĂƐƐĞ,ĂŶŐĞŶƌƵƐƚůŝŶ͕/ŶĐ͘ ĞĚĨŽƌĚ͕EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ ůƚĂWůĂŶŶŝŶŐĂŶĚĞƐŝŐŶ ĂŵďƌŝĚŐĞ͕DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐ


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Table of Contents

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

FIGURE 1: Boston and Maine Railroad holdings in 1898 with Northern Rail Corridor indicated (Library of Congress).

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Background dŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌǁĂƐĂƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞĞdžƚĞŶƐŝǀĞŽƐƚŽŶΘDĂŝŶĞ ZĂŝůƌŽĂĚŶĞƚǁŽƌŬƚŚĂƚĚŽŵŝŶĂƚĞĚŶŽƌƚŚĞƌŶEĞǁŶŐůĂŶĚŝŶƚŚĞϭϵƚŚĂŶĚĞĂƌůLJ ϮϬƚŚĐĞŶƚƵƌŝĞƐ͘dŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚǁĂƐĐŚĂƌƚĞƌĞĚŝŶEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞŝŶϭϴϯϱĂŶĚŚĂĚ ĂŶĞdžƚĞŶƐŝǀĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͕EŽƌƚŚĞƌŶDĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐ ĂŶĚ^ŽƵƚŚĞƌŶDĂŝŶĞ͘dŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶĐŽŶŶĞĐƚĞĚtŚŝƚĞZŝǀĞƌ :ƵŶĐƟŽŶ͕sĞƌŵŽŶƚƚŽŽŶĐŽƌĚ͕EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͘tŝƚŚƚŚĞǁĂŶĞŽĨƚŚĞŵŝůůƐ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐŝŶEĞǁŶŐůĂŶĚĂŶĚƚŚĞĂĚǀĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĂƵƚŽͲŚŝŐŚǁĂLJƐLJƐƚĞŵĂŶĚ ĐŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶĨƌŽŵƚŚĞďƵĚĚŝŶŐƚƌƵĐŬŝŶŐŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͕ƚŚĞΘDƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚďĞŐĂŶĂůŽŶŐ ďƵƚƐƚĞĂĚLJĚĞĐůŝŶĞ͘ǀĞŶƚƵĂůůLJ͕ƚŚĞΘD��ĂƐƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚďLJ'ƵŝůĨŽƌĚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌͲ ƚĂƟŽŶ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐŝŶϭϵϴϯ͘/Ŷϭϵϵϵ͕ƚŚĞ^ƚĂƚĞŽĨEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚƚŚĞ EŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůƌŽĂĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĨƌŽŵ'ƵŝůĨŽƌĚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐ͘ /ŶϮϬϬϬ͕ƚŚĞ^ƚĂƚĞŽĨEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ^ĞŶĂƚĞĂŶĚ,ŽƵƐĞŽĨZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞƐĂĚͲ ŽƉƚĞĚůĂǁƐƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐƚŚĞƉƌĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĨŽƌ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƉƵƌƉŽƐĞƐ;ŚĂƉƚĞƌϳŽĨƚŚĞ>ĂǁƐŽĨϮϬϬϬͿǁŚŝĐŚƐƚĂƚĞƐ͗ ͙͞dŚĂƚŝƚƐŚĂůůďĞƚŚĞƉŽůŝĐLJŽĨƚŚĞƐƚĂƚĞŽĨEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞƚŚĂƚƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞŶŽƌƚŚĞƌŶƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƐŚĂůůďĞƚŽƌĞƐƚŽƌĞƚŚĞƌĂŝůůŝŶĞƐĞƌͲ ǀŝĐĞ͕ďƵƚƚŚĂƚƵŶƟůƐƵĐŚƟŵĞĂƐƌĂŝůƌĞƐƚŽƌĂƟŽŶŝƐĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĂůƚŚĞĐŽƌͲ ƌŝĚŽƌƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŵĂĚĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĂƐĂƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶƚƌĂŝůĨŽƌŶŽŶͲŵŽƚŽƌŝnjĞĚ ƵƐĞƌƐĂŶĚƐŶŽǁŵŽďŝůĞƐ͙͟

The Northern Rail Corridor west of Slayton Hill Road.

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December, 2010


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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Purpose of the Action Plan dŚŝƐĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚŝƐŝŶƚĞŶĚĞĚƚŽƐĞƌǀĞƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƉƵƌƉŽƐĞƐ͗ x dŽĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĂǀŝƐŝŽŶĨŽƌƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƚŚĂƚĐĂŶďĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͕ƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐĂŶĚĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶŵĂŬĞƌƐŝŶ >ĞďĂŶŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĞůĂƌŐĞƌhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJƌĞŐŝŽŶ͘ x dŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĐŽŶĐĞƉƚƵĂůĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚƌĞĂƚͲ ŵĞŶƚŽĨƐƉĞĐŝĮĐ͚ŝƐƐƵĞĂƌĞĂƐ͛ĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů͘dŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚƐĞƌǀĞĂƐĂ ͚ďůƵĞƉƌŝŶƚ͛ĨŽƌĨƵƚƵƌĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůŝƚƐĞůĨĂƐǁĞůůĂƐĂƉůĂŶͲ ŶŝŶŐƚŽŽůƚŚĂƚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐƚŚĞďĂƐŝƐĨŽƌďŝŬĞĂŶĚƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĐŽŶŶĞĐƟǀŝƚLJƚŽ ƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĨƌŽŵĂĚũŽŝŶŝŶŐƉƌŽƉĞƌƟĞƐ͘ĞƐŝŐŶŽĨĐĞƌƚĂŝŶĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐŽĨ ƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŝůůƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵŽƌĞĚĞƚĂŝůĞĚĂŶĂůLJƐŝƐƚŚĂŶĐŽƵůĚďĞĐŽŵͲ ƉůĞƚĞĚĂƚƚŚŝƐƉŚĂƐĞŽĨƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ͖ƚŚŝƐƉůĂŶƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƐĂƐƚĂƌƟŶŐƉŽŝŶƚĂŶĚ ĂŶŝĚĞŶƟĮĐĂƟŽŶŽĨŽƉƟŽŶƐĂŶĚĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶƚƐĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƚŚĂƚǁŝůů ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƚŚĞďĂƐŝƐĨŽƌĨƵƌƚŚĞƌƌĞĮŶĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ͘ x dŚĞƉůĂŶŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƐƚƐĂŶĚĂŶŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶƉůĂŶ ĨŽƌŝŵƉƌŽǀŝŶŐƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĨŽƌďŝĐLJĐůĞĂŶĚƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƵƐĞ͘dŚĞƐĞĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐ ŽĨƚŚĞƉůĂŶǁŝůůŚĞůƉƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶŝŶƚŚĞŝƌĐĂƉŝƚĂůďƵĚŐĞƟŶŐĂŶĚ ĨƵŶĚƌĂŝƐŝŶŐĞīŽƌƚƐĨŽƌƚŚŝƐƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘

Benefits of Rail Trails KŌĞŶƐĞĞŶŵŽƐƚůLJĨŽƌƚŚĞŝƌƚƌĞŵĞŶĚŽƵƐƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůďĞŶĞĮƚƐ͕ĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐƐƵĐŚ ĂƐƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŚĂǀĞĨĂƌďƌŽĂĚĞƌďĞŶĞĮƚƐŝŶƚŚĞĂƌĞĂƐŽĨ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͕ŚĞĂůƚŚĂŶĚĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚĂƐǁĞůů͘dŚĞZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐ ŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJ͕ĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƚŚĂƚƉƌŽŵŽƚĞƐĂŶĂƟŽŶǁŝĚĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬŽĨ ƚƌĂŝůƐŝŶƵŶƵƐĞĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƐŝĚĞŶƟĮĞƐƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐďĞŶĞĮƚƐŽĨZĂŝůdƌĂŝůƐ͗ ͞ŽŶǀĞƌƚĞĚƌĂŝůƚƌĂŝůƐŚĂǀĞŵĂŶLJďĞŶĞĮƚƐ͗ x ZĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐŚĂǀĞŐĞŶƚůĞŐƌĂĚĞƐĂŶĚŵŝŶŝŵĂůƌŽĂĚŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶƐ͕ŵĂŬŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŵƉĞƌĨĞĐƚĨŽƌƐĞŶŝŽƌƐ͕ĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐĂŶĚƉĞŽƉůĞǁŝƚŚĚŝƐĂďŝůŝƟĞƐ͘

Photo simulation of the proposed Greenway near Alice Peck Day hospital.

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan x ZĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐĂĐƚĂƐůŝŶĞĂƌŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƵƌďĂŶĂƌĞĂƐ͕ƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐ ŵƵĐŚͲŶĞĞĚĞĚŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚŶĞǁƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͘ x ZĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐƉƌŽŵŽƚĞƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞůĂŶĚƵƐĞĂŶĚŚĞůƉƌĞǀŝǀĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐďƵƐŝͲ ŶĞƐƐĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚƐ͘ x ZĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐĂƌĞŝŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJĂŵĞŶŝƟĞƐƚŚĂƚĞŶŚĂŶĐĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐ ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐďLJůŝŶŬŝŶŐŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚƐĂŶĚƐĐŚŽŽůƐƚŽƉĂƌŬƐ͕ ǁĂƚĞƌĨƌŽŶƚƐ͕ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĐĞŶƚĞƌƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͘͟

dƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶĞŶĞĮƚƐ ͞ZĂŝůͲdƌĂŝůƐĐĂŶŚĞůƉŵĂŬĞĂŶƵƌďĂŶŽƌƌĞŐŝŽŶĂůŵƵůƟͲŵŽĚĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶƐLJƐͲ ƚĞŵƐĞĂŵůĞƐƐ͘DĂŶLJũƵƌŝƐĚŝĐƟŽŶƐĂĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚƌLJŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞƌĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞŝƌƚƌĂŶƐŝƚƉůĂŶƐ͕ƚŽŐĞƚƉĞŽƉůĞƐĂĨĞůLJĂŶĚĞĸĐŝĞŶƚůLJƚŽĂŶĚĨƌŽŵƚƌĂŶƐŝƚƐƚŽƉƐ ĂŶĚŚƵďƐ͘ZĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐƚĞŶĚƚŽďĞŇĂƚĂŶĚĚŝƌĞĐƚ͕ĂŶĚŽŌĞŶĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ĂŶĚďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚƐ͘DĂŶLJƉĞŽƉůĞĮŶĚƌĂŝůͲƚƌĂŝůƐĐŽŶǀĞŶŝĞŶƚĂƐĂƉƌŝŵĂƌLJ ŵĞĂŶƐŽĨŐĞƫŶŐƐĂĨĞůLJƚŽĂŶĚĨƌŽŵǁŽƌŬ͕ƐĐŚŽŽů͕ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĂƌĞĂƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌ ĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ͘͟;ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJͿ tŚŝůĞƐŽŵĞŵĂLJƐĐŽīĂƚƚŚĞƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJŽĨďŝĐLJĐůŝŶŐďĞĐŽŵŝŶŐĂƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚ ŵŽĚĞŽĨƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶŝŶEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͕ŽŶĞŶĞĞĚŽŶůLJůŽŽŬƚŽDŝŶŶĞĂƉŽůŝƐ͕ DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂ͖DĂĚŝƐŽŶ͕tŝƐĐŽŶƐŝŶ͖ĂŶĚŽƵůĚĞƌ͕ŽůŽƌĂĚŽĨŽƌŝŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞƐĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ĂůůƐŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŝŶƐŶŽǁLJǁŝŶƚĞƌĐůŝŵĂƚĞƐ͕ďŽĂƐƚďŝĐLJĐůĞŵŽĚĞƐŚĂƌĞƐ ƚŚĂƚĂƌĞĂŵŽŶŐƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĞƐƚŝŶƚŚĞŶĂƟŽŶ;WƵĐŚĞƌϮϬϬϴ͖ŝƚLJŽĨŽƵůĚĞƌϮϬϬϰ͖ DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂKdϮϬϬϴͿ͘ZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞƌƐĞŵƉŚĂƐŝnjĞƚŚĂƚƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞĐLJĐůŝŶŐ ĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐĂůŽŶŐĐŽŵŵƵƚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƐƚŚĂƚĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƉƌĂĐƟĐĂůŽƌŝŐŝŶƐĂŶĚĚĞƐƟŶĂͲ ƟŽŶƐŝƐƚŚĞĐŽƌŶĞƌƐƚŽŶĞŽĨďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĂďŝĐLJĐůĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐŽĂdžƉĞŽƉůĞŽƵƚ ŽĨƚŚĞŝƌĐĂƌƐ͘dŚĞďĞĂƵƚLJŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŝƐƚŚĂƚŝƚůŝƚĞƌĂůůLJ ĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƐŚŽŵĞƐƚŽĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚƐŚŽƌƚƚƌŝƉĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƐƵƉĞƌŵĂƌŬĞƚƐ͕ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͕ĚĂLJͲĐĂƌĞĐĞŶƚĞƌƐ͕ĂŶĚƉĂƌŬƐĂƐǁĞůůĂƐĞŵƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ͘ ŽƵƉůĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŐĞŶƚůĞŐƌĂĚĞĂŶĚĂƉƌŽƚĞĐƚĞĚŽīͲƌŽĂĚŽƌŝĞŶƚĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚƟĞĚ ŝŶƚŽĂůĂƌŐĞƌŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ͕ƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐĂŶďĞĐŽŵĞĂƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ƌŽƵƚĞŝŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĞhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ͘

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Hands Across the Merrimack bike and pedestrian bridge, Manchester, New Hampshire (photo: VHB).

,ĞĂůƚŚĞŶĞĮƚƐ ͞dƌĂŝůƐĂŶĚŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐƌĞĂƚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐĨŽƌŚĞĂůƚŚLJƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌͲ ƚĂƟŽŶďLJƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞŽĨĂůůĂŐĞƐǁŝƚŚĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞ͕ƐĂĨĞ͕ĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďůĞĂŶĚůŽǁͲ ŽƌŶŽͲĐŽƐƚƉůĂĐĞƐƚŽďŝŬĞ͕ǁĂůŬ͕ŚŝŬĞ͕ũŽŐŽƌƐŬĂƚĞ͘ ͞EƵŵĞƌŽƵƐŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐƚƵĚŝĞƐŚĂǀĞƐŚŽǁŶƚŚĂƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚƉůĂĐĞƐĨŽƌ ƉŚLJƐŝĐĂůĂĐƟǀŝƚLJŝƐĞīĞĐƟǀĞŝŶŐĞƫŶŐƉĞŽƉůĞƚŽĞdžĞƌĐŝƐĞŵŽƌĞ͘^ƚƵĚŝĞƐĞƐƟŵĂƚĞ ƚŚĂƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐŽƌŝŵƉƌŽǀŝŶŐĂĐĐĞƐƐƚŽƐƵĐŚƉůĂĐĞƐĐĂŶƌĞƐƵůƚŝŶĂϮϱƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞŝŶƚŚĞŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨƉĞƌƐŽŶƐǁŚŽĞdžĞƌĐŝƐĞĂƚůĞĂƐƚƚŚƌĞĞƟŵĞƐĂǁĞĞŬ͘͟ ;ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJͿ

December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ƐƐŚŽǁŶŝŶ&ŝŐƵƌĞϯ͕ƌŝŐŚƚ͕ƚŚĞDĂƐͲ ĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ;ĚĂƌŬŐƌĞĞŶͿĂŶĚ EŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůdƌĂŝů;ůŝŐŚƚŐƌĞĞŶͿĂƌĞĐĞŶͲ ƚƌĂůůLJůŽĐĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚƌĞƐƉĞĐƚƚŽ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͛Ɛ ŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚƐ͕ƐĐŚŽŽůƐĂŶĚƉĂƌŬƐ;ƚŚĞ ƌĞĚͬŽƌĂŶŐĞĂƌĞĂƐŚŽǁƚŚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ĂŶĚŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚĐĞŶƚĞƌƐŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ ĂŶĚtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘Ϳ

ĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĞŶĞĮƚƐ ͞ŝƟĞƐĂŶĚƚŽǁŶƐĂĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞhŶŝƚĞĚ ^ƚĂƚĞƐŚĂǀĞůĞĂƌŶĞĚƚŚĂƚĐŽŶǀĞƌƟŶŐ ĨŽƌŵĞƌƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƐƚŽƚƌĂŝůƐŝƐĞĐŽŶŽŵŝͲ ĐĂůůLJƐŽƵŶĚ͘ZĂŝůƚƌĂŝůƐďƌŝŶŐƚŽƵƌŝƐŵͲƌĞͲ ůĂƚĞĚŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐĂŶĚďŽůƐƚĞƌƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ ǀĂůƵĞƐ͘/ŶĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐƵƌǀĞLJ͕ƌĞĐĞŶƚ ŚŽŵĞďƵLJĞƌƐƌĂŶŬĞĚƉƌŽdžŝŵŝƚLJƚŽĂƚƌĂŝůƐ ƐĞĐŽŶĚŝŶŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶĐĞŽƵƚŽĨϭϴƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ŶĞŝŐŚďŽ��ŚŽŽĚĂŵĞŶŝƟĞƐǁŚĞŶƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ ĨŽƌĂŶĞǁŚŽŵĞ͘͟;ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌͲ ǀĂŶĐLJͿ >ŽŽŬŝŶŐĂƚEĞǁŶŐůĂŶĚ͕ĂƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚƐƚƵĚLJĨƌŽŵƚŚĞhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJŽĨ sĞƌŵŽŶƚ;hsDͿdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ ĞŶƚĞƌĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƚŽƵƌŝƐŵ ĞdžƉĞŶĚŝƚƵƌĞƐĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƵƌͲ ůŝŶŐƚŽŶ;sĞƌŵŽŶƚͿŝŬĞǁĂLJĂŶĚ/ƐůĂŶĚ dƌĂŝů>ŝŶĞǁĂƐŝŶƚŚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨΨϭƚŽϮ͘ϱ ŵŝůůŝŽŶĨŽƌĂĮǀĞŵŽŶƚŚƉĞƌŝŽĚ;DĂLJƚŽ FIGURE 3. GIS map illustrating the relationship between the populated centers of Lebanon (red/orange/yellow green areas) and the Mascoma ^ĞƉƚĞŵďĞƌͿŝŶϮϬϬϴ͘/ƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŶŽƚĞĚ River Greenway and the Northern Rail Trail. The blue crosses are public green spaces and play fields, including those associated with schools. ƚŚĂƚƚŚŝƐƐƚƵĚLJĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽŶůLJƚŽƵƌŝƐŵ ĞdžƉĞŶĚŝƚƵƌĞƐĂŶĚĚŝĚŶŽƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƉƵďůŝĐŚĞĂůƚŚ͕ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͕ƌĞĂůĞƐƚĂƚĞǀĂůƵĞĂŶĚƋƵĂůŝƚLJŽĨůŝĨĞďĞŶĞĮƚƐ;ŚĂŶŐϮϬϭϬͿ͘

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶĞŶĞĮƚƐ ͚dƌĂŝůƐĂŶĚŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƐŚĞůƉŝŵƉƌŽǀĞǁĂƚĞƌĂŶĚĂŝƌƋƵĂůŝƚLJ͘&ŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĐŽŵͲ ŵƵŶŝƟĞƐǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂĨĞŽƉƟŽŶƐĨŽƌƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͕ǁŚŝĐŚƌĞĚƵĐĞƐ ĂŝƌƉŽůůƵƟŽŶ͘͘͘dƌĂŝůƐĂŶĚŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƐĂƌĞŚĂŶĚƐͲŽŶĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůĐůĂƐƐƌŽŽŵƐ͘ WĞŽƉůĞŽĨĂůůĂŐĞƐĐĂŶƐĞĞĨŽƌƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀĞƐƚŚĞƉƌĞĐŝŽƵƐĂŶĚŝŶƚƌŝŐƵŝŶŐŶĂƚƵƌĂů ǁŽƌůĚĨƌŽŵǁŚŝĐŚƚŚĞLJŽŌĞŶĨĞĞůƐŽĨĂƌƌĞŵŽǀĞĚ͘͟;ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJͿ dŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚĂŶĂƚƵƌĂůƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞŝŶǀĞŶƚŽƌLJ;EZ/ͿŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƚLJǁŚŝĐŚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŶĞdžƚĞŶƐŝǀĞŝŶǀĞŶƚŽƌLJĂŶĚĂƐƐĞƐƐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĂů ƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘dŚĞŵĂũŽƌŝƚLJŽĨƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉĂƚŚƚƌĂǀĞƌƐĞƐĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚ ƵƌďĂŶĂƌĞĂƐ͕ďƵƚŝƚĂůƐŽƚƌĂǀĞƌƐĞƐŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞĂƌĞĂƐ͕ƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚůLJƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌ DĞĂĚŽǁƐĂƌĞĂ͕ǁŚŝĐŚŝƐĚĞƐŝŐŶĂƚĞĚĂƐĂ^ŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚĐŽůŽŐŝĐĂůƌĞĂ;^ͿĚƵĞ ƚŽĐŽͲŽĐĐƵƌƌŝŶŐŶĂƚƵƌĂůƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞĂƩƌŝďƵƚĞƐ͘/ŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ͕ƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů ƐŚŽƵůĚƌĞƐƉŽŶĚƚŽŝƚƐŶĂƚƵƌĂůƐĞƫŶŐĂŶĚƚĂŬĞĂĚǀĂŶƚĂŐĞŽĨŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐƚŽ ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĚĞƐŝŐŶ͘/ŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ͕ƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ƉĂƚŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶĞĚĂůŽŶŐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐĚŝƐƚƵƌďĞĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͕Žƌ ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞůLJ͕ƐĞǁĞƌůŝŶĞĞĂƐĞŵĞŶƚƐ͘dŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ ƐŚŽƵůĚŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞǀĞŐĞƚĂƚĞĚƐǁĂůĞƐ͕ŶĂƟǀĞƉůĂŶƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌŵĞĐŚĂŶŝƐŵƐ ƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĞŶŚĂŶĐĞƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĂůĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůƐĞƫŶŐ͘/ĚĞĂůůLJ͕ŝŶƚĞƌƉƌĞƚĂƟǀĞ ƐŝŐŶĂŐĞ͕ŵĂƉƐ͕ĂŶĚƐĞĂƟŶŐĂƌĞĂƐĐŽƵůĚĂĚĚƚŽƚŚĞƌŝĐŚŶĞƐƐŽĨƚŚĞĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞŽĨ ƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ͘

The rail corridor through the lower meadows area.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

FIGURE 4. Mascoma River Greenway Project Area.

Project Area ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͘dŚĞĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƚŚĞĂƌĞĂĨƌŽŵ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůů ZŽĂĚƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂǁŽƵůĚƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĂŶĂŵĞŶĚŵĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞϮϬϬϯŽŽƉͲ ĞƌĂƟǀĞŐƌĞĞŵĞŶƚĨŽƌƚƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͘dŚĞĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐͲ ŝŶŐŽĨ/Ͳϴϵ͖ƚǁŽďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ͘ƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ ŝƐůĞĂƐĞĚƚŽƚŚĞŽŶĐŽƌĚůĂƌĞŵŽŶƚZĂŝůƌŽĂĚ͕ďƵƚŝƚŝƐŶŽƚďĞŝŶŐƵƐĞĚďLJƚŚĞ ƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚ͘

dŚŝƐƉůĂŶĂĚĚƌĞƐƐĞƐƚŚĞĂƌĞĂĨƌŽŵ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚŝŶĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƚŽ tĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕ŐĞŶĞƌĂůůLJĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌďƵƚďƌĂŶĐŚŝŶŐŽƵƚĂŶĚ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƉĂƌĂůůĞůĂŶĚĂĚũŽŝŶŝŶŐƌŽƵƚĞƐ͘dŚĞWƌŽũĞĐƚĂƌĞĂĐĂŶďĞĚŝǀŝĚĞĚŝŶƚŽ ƚŚƌĞĞƐĞŐŵĞŶƚƐ͗

ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͘dŚĞĂƌĞĂĨƌŽŵ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚŝƐĐƵƌͲ ƌĞŶƚůLJŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞϮϬϬϯŽŽƉĞƌĂƟǀĞŐƌĞĞŵĞŶƚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞE,Kd͘&ĞĂƚƵƌĞƐ ǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƉĂƐƐĂŐĞƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůƉĂƌŬŝŶŐůŽƚ͖ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ tĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͘dŚĞtĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚĞdžƚĞŶĚƐĨƌŽŵ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƚŽtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘ dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƚŚĞƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJŝŶĂĐƟǀĞ ƚŚĞƌĂŝůƚƵŶŶĞůƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞ>ĞďĂŶŽŶDĂůů͖ĂďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ ƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͘ ZŝǀĞƌ͖ĂĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨĂŵĂũŽƌŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶĂƚDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐͬ,ŝŐŚͬDĂƐĐŽŵĂ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͖ ĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƚŽůŝĐĞWĞĐŬĂLJ͘

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Planning Process dŚŝƐƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐƉƌŽĐĞƐƐďĞŐĂŶŝŶKĐƚŽďĞƌϮϬϬϵǁŝƚŚĂƐŝƚĞǁĂůŬĂŶĚŬŝĐŬͲŽīŵĞĞƚͲ ŝŶŐǁŝƚŚƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŽĂůŝƟŽŶ͘ŽĂůŝƟŽŶŵĞĞƟŶŐƐĂƌĞŽƉĞŶ ƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͘dŚĞŽĂůŝƟŽŶƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶƚŽƚŚĞƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐƚĞĂŵƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ŵĞĞƟŶŐƐŚĞůĚŝŶƚŚĞǁŝŶƚĞƌŽĨϮϬϬϵͬϮϬϭϬ͘ďƌŽĂĚůLJŶŽƟĐĞĚƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉ ǁĂƐŚĞůĚŽŶDĂƌĐŚϮϯ͕ϮϬϭϬƚŽƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚĚĞƐŝŐŶĐŽŶͲ ĐĞƉƚƐ͘dŚĞƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉǁĂƐǁĞůůͲĂƩĞŶĚĞĚĂŶĚLJŝĞůĚĞĚƐĞǀĞƌĂůƐƵŐŐĞƐƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚƌĞĮŶĞŵĞŶƚƐƚŚĂƚŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŽƚŚŝƐĐƟŽŶWůĂŶĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚ͘ /ŶŐĞŶĞƌĂů͕ƚŚĞĐŽŶĐĞƉƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁĂƐĞŶƚŚƵƐŝĂƐƟĐĂůůLJ ĞŵďƌĂĐĞĚďLJƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐĂƩĞŶĚŝŶŐƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉ͕ŽĂůŝƟŽŶŵĞĞƟŶŐƐĂŶĚ dƌĂŝůƐŽŶŶĞĐƚĨŽƌƵŵƐ͘dŚĞĚƌĂŌDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐƟŽŶWůĂŶǁĂƐ ƌĞǀŝĞǁĞĚďLJƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶďŽĂƌĚƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞZĞĐƌĞͲ ĂƟŽŶĂŶĚWĂƌŬƐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͕ƚŚĞWĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚŝĐLJĐůŝƐƚĚǀŝƐŽƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͕ ƚŚĞŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͕ƚŚĞWůĂŶŶŝŶŐŽĂƌĚĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƚLJŽƵŶĐŝů͘ŽŵͲ ŵĞŶƚƐƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞďŽĂƌĚƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƐŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŽ ƚŚŝƐĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚ͘

Trail Design Considerations

FIGURE 5: Typical section shared-use trail. (New Hampshire State Trails Plan, NHDOT, 2005).

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůůŝŶĞĂŶĚƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƚŽĂŵŝŶŝŵƵŵǁŝĚƚŚ;ϮϬĨĞĞƚďĞͲ ƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƚƌĂĐŬĐĞŶƚĞƌůŝŶĞĂŶĚƚŚĞĞĚŐĞŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůƐŚŽƵůĚĞƌͿ͘ dŚŝƐƉůĂŶŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƐŽŵĞƐĞŐŵĞŶƚƐƚŚĂƚĂƌĞ͚ƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝů͛;ZtdͿ͘dŚŝƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐ ĂŶĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽzĂƌĚǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞ ZZĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJŽƉĞƌĂƚĞƐ͘/ĨĂĐƟǀĞƌĂŝůĞdžƚĞŶĚƐďĞLJŽŶĚ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞǁŽƵůĚďĞZtdƐĞŐŵĞŶƚƐŽĨƚŚĞƉĂƚŚďĞƚǁĞĞŶ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĂŶĚƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌ DĞĂĚŽǁƐƉĂƌŬĂƌĞĂ͘ůƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƚƐĞůĨŝƐĨĂŝƌůLJŐĞŶĞƌŽƵƐŝŶǁŝĚƚŚ͕ ƚŚĞƐĞĂƌĞĂƐĂƌĞĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶĞĚďLJƚŽƉŽŐƌĂƉŚŝĐĨĞĂƚƵƌĞƐŵĂŬŝŶŐŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƟŶŐƚŚĞ ƚƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚĂϮϬĨŽŽƚƐĞƚďĂĐŬĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƚƌĂĐŬ;ĂƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚďLJƚŚĞE,ŐƵŝĚĞůŝŶĞƐͿ ĨĞĂƐŝďůĞďƵƚĐĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJŵŽƌĞĞdžƉĞŶƐŝǀĞ͘ ƐĂƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJŶĞǁƚLJƉĞŽĨĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJ͕ƉƌŽƉŽƐĂůƐĨŽƌƌĂŝůƐͲǁŝƚŚͲƚƌĂŝůƐĂƌĞůŝŬĞůLJƚŽ ďĞĂĨŽĐƵƐŽĨŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĂŶĚĐŽŶĐĞƌŶ͘dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŝƐ ĐƵůůĞĚĨƌŽŵƚǁŽůĞĂĚŝŶŐƐŽƵƌĐĞƐŽĨŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŽŶƚŚŝƐƚŽƉŝĐ͗ZĂŝůƐͲǁŝƚŚͲdƌĂŝůƐ͗ >ĞƐƐŽŶƐ>ĞĂƌŶĞĚ͕h^Kd͕ϮϬϬϮƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚďLJůƚĂWůĂŶŶŝŶŐĂŶĚĞƐŝŐŶĂŶĚĂƐƐŽͲ ĐŝĂƚĞĚĐŽŶƐƵůƚĂŶƚƐ͖ĂŶĚZĂŝůƐͲtŝƚŚͲdƌĂŝůƐ͕ĞƐŝŐŶ͕DĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚĂŶĚKƉĞƌĂƟŶŐ ŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝƐƟĐƐŽĨϲϭdƌĂŝůƐĂůŽŶŐĐƟǀĞZĂŝů>ŝŶĞƐ͕,ƵŐŚDŽƌƌŝƐ͕ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐ ŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJ͕ϮϬϬϬ͘ LJǁĂLJŽĨďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚ͕ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJƐŽŵĞϭ͕ϰϬϬŵŝůĞƐŽĨZtdŽƉĞƌĂƚͲ ŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞhŶŝƚĞĚ^ƚĂƚĞƐ;ZĂŝůƐƚŽdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJ͕ϮϬϭϬ͕ƌĂŝůƐƚŽƚƌĂŝůƐ͘ŽƌŐͿĂŶĚ ŵĂŶLJŝŶƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐƉŚĂƐĞƐ͘/ŶEĞǁŶŐůĂŶĚ͕ƐƵĐŚĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞƚŚĞƵƌůŝŶŐƚŽŶ ^,dKƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐĂƌĞĂůƐŽƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞĚĨŽƌĚĞƐŝŐŶƐƉĞĞĚ͕ĐƵƌǀĞƌĂĚŝŝ͕ŐƌĂĚĞƐĂŶĚ ŝŬĞǁĂLJŝŶƵƌůŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕sĞƌŵŽŶƚ͖ƚŚĞ<ĞŶŶĞďĞĐdƌĂŝůŝŶDĂŝŶĞ͖ĂŶĚƚŚĞEŽƌǁŽƚͲ ƚƵĐŬZĂŝůͲdƌĂŝůŝŶEŽƌƚŚĂŵƉƚŽŶ͕DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐ;DŽƌƌŝƐ͕ϮϬϬϬͿ͘EĂƟŽŶǁŝĚĞ͕ ŽƚŚĞƌĚĞƐŝŐŶĐƌŝƚĞƌŝĂ͘ ĂĚũĂĐĞŶƚƌĂŝůĂĐƟǀŝƚLJǀĂƌŝĞƐĨƌŽŵůŽǁĨƌĞƋƵĞŶĐLJ͕ůŽǁͲƐƉĞĞĚ͕ƐŚŽƌƚŚĂƵůƚƌĂŝŶ ZĂŝůǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝů&ĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ;ƐƵĐŚĂƐZZͿƚŽŚŝŐŚƐƉĞĞĚĐŽŵŵƵƚĞƌƚƌĂŝŶƐƚŚĂƚƌĞĂĐŚƐƉĞĞĚƐŽĨϭϰϬ ŵƉŚ͘dƌĂŝůƐĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶƐĨƌŽŵĂĐƟǀĞƚƌĂĐŬƐƌĂŶŐĞĨƌŽŵϳĨĞĞƚƚŽŽǀĞƌϭϬϬĨĞĞƚ͘ dŚĞEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ^ƚĂƚĞdƌĂŝůƐWůĂŶ;ϮϬϬϱͿŝĚĞŶƟĮĞƐŐƵŝĚĞůŝŶĞƐĨŽƌ͚ZĂŝůǁŝƚŚ ĂƌƌŝĞƌƐďĞƚǁĞĞŶƌĂŝůĂŶĚƚƌĂŝůǀĂƌLJĂůƐŽ͖ďĂƌƌŝĞƌƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞĨĞŶĐŝŶŐ͕ǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͕ dƌĂŝů͛ĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͘dŚĞƐĞĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐĂƌĞĚĞĮŶĞĚĂƐĨŽůůŽǁƐ͗ ǀĞƌƟĐĂůŐƌĂĚĞ͕ďĞƌŵƐĂŶĚĚƌĂŝŶĂŐĞĚŝƚĐŚĞƐ͘ĂƐĞĚŽŶĂŶĂůŵŽƐƚŶŽŶĞdžŝƐƚĞŶƚ ƌĞĐŽƌĚŽĨĐůĂŝŵƐ͕ĐƌĂƐŚĞƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌƉƌŽďůĞŵƐĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝů͕ƌĞͲ x ZĂŝůǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝů͕hŶĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶĞĚtŝĚƚŚʹƚƌĂŝůƚŚĂƚƌƵŶƐƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽĂŶ ƐĞĂƌĐŚĞƌƐŚĂǀĞŶŽƚďĞĞŶĂďůĞƚŽĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞŝĨŶĂƌƌŽǁĞƌƐĞƚďĂĐŬƐĂƌĞĐŽƌƌĞůĂƚĞĚ ĂĐƟǀĞƌ��ŝůůŝŶĞ͕ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĂĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƚŚĂƚŚĂƐĂĚĞƋƵĂƚĞǁŝĚƚŚƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ǁŝƚŚƐĂĨĞƚLJƉƌŽďůĞŵƐ;h^Kd͕ϮϬϬϮͿ͘ĞƐƉŝƚĞĨĞĂƌƐĂďŽƵƚƐĂĨĞƚLJŝƐƐƵĞƐ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐ ŽƉƟŵĂůƐĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶĂŶĚďƵīĞƌŝŶŐďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůůŝŶĞĂŶĚƚŚĞƉĂƚŚ;ϯϰ ůŝƩůĞƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƚŚĂƚƌĂŝůƐǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůƐĂƌĞƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚůLJƐĂĨĞƌƚŚĂŶǁĂůŬŝŶŐŽƌĐLJĐůŝŶŐ ĨĞĞƚďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƚƌĂĐŬĐĞŶƚĞƌůŝŶĞĂŶĚƚŚĞĞĚŐĞŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůƐŚŽƵůĚĞƌͿ͘ ŶĞdžƚƚŽĂďƵƐLJŵĂŝŶƌŽĂĚ;DŽƌƌŝƐ͕ϮϬϬϬͿ͘/ŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐƐŽŵĞŝŶĚŝĐĂƟŽŶ ƚŚĂƚŝŶĂƌĞĂƐǁŝƚŚŚŝŐŚƚƌĞƐƉĂƐƐŝŶŐĂĐƟǀŝƚLJ͕ƉƌŽƉĞƌůLJĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚƚƌĂŝůƐŵĂLJĂĐƚƵͲ x ZĂŝůǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝů͕ŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶĞĚtŝĚƚŚʹƚƌĂŝůƚŚĂƚƌƵŶƐƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽĂŶĂĐͲ ĂůůLJĂůůĞǀŝĂƚĞƉƌŽďůĞŵƐǁŝƚŚƚƌĞƐƉĂƐƐŝŶŐĂŶĚǀĂŶĚĂůŝƐŵ;h^Kd͕ϮϬϬϮͿ͘ ƟǀĞƌĂŝůůŝŶĞ͕ďƵƚŚĂƐƉŚLJƐŝĐĂůǁŝĚƚŚĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶƚƐƚŚĂƚƌĞĚƵĐĞƚŚĞďƵīĞƌ Rail with trail, Blackstone River Greenway, Rhode Island (photo: VHB).

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan dƌĂŝů^ƵƌĨĂĐĞ dŚĞŽƉƟŽŶƐĨŽƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŐƵŝĚĞĚďLJĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌͲ ĂƟŽŶƐƌĞůĂƚĞĚƚŽŝƚƐƵƐĞ͕ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjŝŶŐƚŚĞƚƌĂĚĞͲŽīƐďĞƚǁĞĞŶƐƵƌĨĂĐĞŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů͕ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶďĞŶĞĮƚ͕ĂŶĚĐŽƐƚƐƌĞůĂƚĞĚƚŽĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĂŶĚŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞ͘ dŚĞŝƚLJƐŚŽƵůĚĐĂƌĞĨƵůůLJĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌƚŚŝƐŝƐƐƵĞĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶƉŚĂƐĞŽĨǁŽƌŬ͘ dŚĞŽƉƟŽŶƐĂƌĞ͗ WĂǀĞĚ^ƵƌĨĂĐĞ͗ƉĂǀĞĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞƐƵĐŚĂƐďŝƚƵŵŝŶŽƵƐĂƐƉŚĂůƚŝƐƚŚĞďĞƐƚŽƉƟŽŶ ƚŽĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞŚĞĂǀŝĞƌƵƐĞĂŶĚĂǁŝĚĞƌƌĂŶŐĞŽĨƵƐĞƌƐĂƐǁŽƵůĚďĞĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚ ŝŶƚŚĞĐŽƌĞĂƌĞĂƐŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶĂŶĚtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘/ŶƚŚĞƐĞĂƌĞĂƐ͕ŝƚŝƐĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚ ƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĚĞŵĂŶĚĨŽƌĐŽŵŵƵƟŶŐ͕ƐĐŚŽŽů͕ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ͕ŵĞĚŝĐĂů͕ĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ ŽƚŚĞƌƚƌŝƉƐĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨƵƐĞƌƐǁŝůůďĞƚŚĞďƌŽĂĚĞƐƚͲͲďŝŬĞƐ͕ƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƐ͕ ǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌƐ͕ďĂďLJĐĂƌƌŝĂŐĞƐ͕ĂŶĚǁŝůůďĞĂƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚŽĨƵƐĞŽŶƚŚĞ ƉĂƚŚ͕ĂŶĚĂƉĂǀĞĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞŝƐďĞƐƚƚŽĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞƚŚĞƐĞŚĞĂǀŝĞƌĂŶĚǀĂƌŝĞĚ ĚĞŵĂŶĚƐ͘ƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉƐŽŶƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͕ƚŚĞŽďƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶǁĂƐ ĂůƐŽŵĂĚĞƚŚĂƚƉĂǀŝŶŐŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƐƚŚĞƉĞƌĐĞƉƟŽŶŽĨĂƐĂĨĞƌƉĂƚŚ͘/ŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ͕ ĂƉĂǀĞĚƉĂƚŚĐĂŶďĞƉůŽǁĞĚŝŶƚŚĞǁŝŶƚĞƌͲͲĂĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶĨŽƌLJĞĂƌͲƌŽƵŶĚ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͘ZƵŶŽīĐĂŶďĞƌĞƚĂŝŶĞĚĂŶĚƚƌĞĂƚĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚǀĞŐĞƚĂƚĞĚƐǁĂůĞƐ ĂĚũĂĐĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĂŶĚĐĂŶĂĚĚƚŽŝƚƐĂŵĞŶŝƚLJ͘dŚĞůŝŶĞĂƌĐŽŶĮŐƵƌĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ ƚƌĂŝůŵĂŬĞƐŝƚĂƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJŶĂƚƵƌĂůĮƚĨŽƌƚŚŝƐƚĞĐŚŶŝƋƵĞ͘&ŝŶĂůůLJ͕ŝƚƐŚŽƵůĚĂůƐŽ ďĞŶŽƚĞĚƚŚĂƚƌƵŶŽīĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƉĂƚŚǁŽƵůĚŶŽƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞŵĂŶLJŽĨƚŚĞƉŽůůƵƚĂŶƚƐ ƚŚĂƚĂƌĞƚLJƉŝĐĂůŽĨƌŽĂĚƐ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐŽŝů͕ŚĞĂǀLJŵĞƚĂůƐ͕ƐĂůƚ͕ŽƚŚĞƌĐĂƌĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚ ĚĞďƌŝƐ͕ĂƐƚŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚďĞĂŶŽŶͲŵŽƚŽƌŝnjĞĚƉĂƚŚ͘ WŽƌŽƵƐƉĂǀŝŶŐŝƐĂŶŽƚŚĞƌƚĞĐŚŶŝƋƵĞƚŚĂƚŚĂƐďĞĞŶƐƵŐŐĞƐƚĞĚƚŽĂĚĚƌĞƐƐƌƵŶŽī ĐŽŶĐĞƌŶƐ͘ƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ͕ƉŽƌŽƵƐƉĂǀŝŶŐǁŽƵůĚďĞĂƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚůLJŵŽƌĞĐŽƐƚůLJŽƉͲ ƟŽŶĚƵĞƚŽƚŚĞĂĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůƐƵďͲďĂƐĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚƚŽƌĞƚĂŝŶǁĂƚĞƌďĞŶĞĂƚŚĂƉŽƌŽƵƐ ƉĂǀĞĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘/ŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ͕ƚŚĞŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞĐŽƐƚƐǁŽƵůĚĂůƐŽďĞƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚůLJ ŚŝŐŚĞƌĂƐƐƵĐŚƉĂǀĞŵĞŶƚƐŵƵƐƚďĞǀĂĐƵƵŵƐǁĞƉƚƚŽŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶĨƵŶĐƟŽŶĂůŝƚLJ͘ tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƐĞĐŽƐƚƐĂŶĚƚĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐŝĞƐŵĂLJĐŚĂŶŐĞŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ͕ƵŶĚĞƌĐƵƌƌĞŶƚĐŽŶͲ ĚŝƟŽŶƐƉŽƌŽƵƐƉĂǀŝŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞƉĂƚŚǁŽƵůĚŶŽƚďĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚ͘

FIGURES 6 and 7: Typical sections of NHDOT Rail with Trail Guidelines (NH State Trails Plan, NHDOT, 2005).

'ƌĂŶƵůĂƌ^ƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘ƐĂŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĐŽƵůĚďĞĂŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ;Ğ͘Ő͕͘ ŐƌĂŶŝƚĞƐƚŽŶĞĚƵƐƚͿŝŶŝƚƐĞŶƟƌĞƚLJ͕ŽƌŝŶƉĂƌƚ͕ƐŝŵŝůĂƌƚŽƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶ ZĂŝůdƌĂŝů͘ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞǁŽƌŬƐǁĞůůĨŽƌƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůĂŶĚůĞƐƐŝŶƚĞŶƐŝǀĞƵƐĞ ĂŶĚŝƐůĞƐƐĐŽƐƚůLJƚŽŝŶƐƚĂůů͕ĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĂĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞƚŚŝƐĚŝĨͲ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ĨĞƌĞŶƟĂůŵĂLJďĞůĞƐƐƚŚĂŶŝƚĂƉƉĞĂƌƐĂƚĮƌƐƚďůƵƐŚ͘ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƉĂƚŚŝƐŵŽƌĞůŝŵͲ ŝƚĞĚŝŶƚĞƌŵƐŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨƵƐĞƌƐ͗ƌŽůůĞƌďůĂĚĞƐ͕ƐŽŵĞďĂďLJĐĂƌƌŝĂŐĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƌŽĂĚ ďŝŬĞƐǁŽƵůĚŐĞŶĞƌĂůůLJďĞĞdžĐůƵĚĞĚ͘/ĨƉƌŽƉĞƌůLJŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶĞĚĂŶĚĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƚĞĚ͕Ă ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƉĂƚŚĐĂŶďĞĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďůĞ͕ďƵƚƌƵƚƐĂŶĚƐŽŌƐƉŽƚƐǁŝůůĚĞǀĞůŽƉĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƚĞ ĚŝĸĐƵůƚLJĨŽƌǁŚĞĞůĐŚĂŝƌƐ͘ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƉĂƚŚĚŽĞƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵŽƌĞŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞĂŶĚ ŝƐŵŽƌĞƉƌŽŶĞƚŽĞƌŽƐŝŽŶĂŶĚǁĞĞĚĞŶĐƌŽĂĐŚŵĞŶƚ͘&ŝŶĂůůLJ͕ƚŚĞĂƐƐƵŵƉƟŽŶƚŚĂƚ ĂŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƉĂƚŚŝƐƐƵƉĞƌŝŽƌĨƌŽŵĂƐƚŽƌŵǁĂƚĞƌƌƵŶŽīƉŽŝŶƚŽĨǀŝĞǁŝƐŶŽƚŶĞĐĞƐͲ ƐĂƌŝůLJƚŚĞĐĂƐĞ͘ŚĞĂǀŝůLJƵƐĞĚ͕ĐŽŵƉĂĐƚĞĚĞĂƌƚŚƉĂƚŚǁŝůůŐĞŶĞƌĂƚĞƐŝŵŝůĂƌůĞǀͲ ĞůƐŽĨƌƵŶŽī͕ĂŶĚǁŝƚŚĂŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͕ƚŚĞƌƵŶŽīǁŽƵůĚĐŽŶƚĂŝŶƐĞĚŝŵĞŶƚ͘ ƐĂŶĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĨŽƌƐƚŽƌŵǁĂƚĞƌĐĂůĐƵůĂƟŽŶƐ͕ƐƚĂƚĞĂŐĞŶĐŝĞƐƚLJƉŝĐĂůůLJĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌ ĂŶƵŶƉĂǀĞĚƌŽĂĚƚŽďĞĂŶŝŵƉĞƌǀŝŽƵƐƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘KŶĞĮŶĂůĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶ͕ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞƐƚĂŶĚƉŽŝŶƚŽĨƐƚŽƌŵǁĂƚĞƌƌƵŶŽī͗ƚŽƚŚĞĞdžƚĞŶƚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐĂŶďĞĐŽŵĞƚŚĞĮƌƐƚͲĐůĂƐƐĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƚŚĂƚ ŐĞƚƐĐĂƌƐŽīƚŚĞƌŽĂĚ͕ƚŚĞĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůďĞŶĞĮƚƐĂƌĞƚƌĞŵĞŶĚŽƵƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ůĞƐƐƉĂǀĞŵĞŶƚŝŶŽƚŚĞƌĂƌĞĂƐĂƐƵƌďĂŶƵƐĞƐŶĞĂƌƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐĂŶŐĞƚďLJǁŝƚŚ ĨĞǁĞƌƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƐƉĂĐĞƐ͘ /ŶůŝŐŚƚŽĨƚŚĞĂďŽǀĞĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂƟŽŶƐ͕ŽŶĞŽƉƟŽŶŵĂLJďĞƚŽƉĂǀĞƚŚĞƐĞĐƟŽŶƐ ǁŚŝĐŚĂƌĞĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚƚŽĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŚĞŚĞĂǀŝĞƐƚƵƐĞ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐƚŚĞĐŽƌĞĂƌĞĂƐŽĨ >ĞďĂŶŽŶĂŶĚtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĂŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞĐĞŶƚƌĂů ĂƌĞĂƐ͕ŝ͘Ğ͕͘ƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐƚŽZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞWĂƌŬ͘dŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚďĞƐŽŵĞǁŚĂƚ ůŝŵŝƟŶŐƚŽĐƌŽƐƐͲƚŽǁŶƚƌŝƉƐ͕ďƵƚƚŚĞŝƚLJĐŽƵůĚŵŽŶŝƚŽƌƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƵƐĂŐĞĂŶĚ ƵƉŐƌĂĚĞƚŚĞƐƵƌĨĂĐĞŝĨĂƉƉƌŽƉƌŝĂƚĞ͘

ĐĐĞƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ dŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŝůůĐŽŶĨŽƌŵƚŽƚŚĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐŽĨƚŚĞŵĞƌŝͲ ĐĂŶƐǁŝƚŚŝƐĂďŝůŝƟĞƐĐƚ;ͿĨŽƌĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ͘ZĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ ƉƌŝŵĂƌŝůLJƉĞƌƚĂŝŶƚŽƚƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞ͕ǁŝĚƚŚ͕ĂŶĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘dŚĞƚƌĂŝůĚĞƐŝŐŶƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐ ůŝƐƚĞĚĂďŽǀĞ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐƚŚĞƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞŵĂŬĞƐĐŽŵƉůŝĂŶĐĞǁŝƚŚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐĂĨĂŝƌůLJƐƚƌĂŝŐŚƞŽƌǁĂƌĚƚĂƐŬ͘

Benches strategically placed along a path provide an attractive wayside for quiet contemplations of the natural surroundings (Photo: ORW).

hƐĞƌŵĞŶŝƟĞƐ ŵĞŶŝƟĞƐĨŽƌƚƌĂŝůƵƐĞƌƐ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐďĞŶĐŚĞƐ͕ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶŬŝŽƐŬƐǁŝƚŚŵĂƉƐ͕ŝŶƚĞƌͲ ƉƌĞƚĂƟǀĞƐŝŐŶĂŐĞ͕ƚƌĂŝůŚĞĂĚƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ͕ďŝŬĞƌĂĐŬƐ͕ĂŶĚƚƵŶŶĞůůŝŐŚƟŶŐŚĂƐďĞĞŶ ƐƵŐŐĞƐƚĞĚŝŶƚŚŝƐƉůĂŶĂƐǁĞůů͘KǀĞƌƟŵĞ͕ƉƵďůŝĐĂƌƚŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƐĐŽƵůĚĞŶŚĂŶĐĞ ƚŚĞĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĂƐǁĞůů͘&ƵƌƚŚĞƌƌĞĮŶĞŵĞŶƚŽĨĂůůĚĞƐŝŐŶŝƐƐƵĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĂŵĞͲ ŶŝƟĞƐĂŶĚĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůĞŶŚĂŶĐĞŵĞŶƚǁŽƵůĚďĞƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬĞŶŝŶƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚ ĚĞƐŝŐŶƉŚĂƐĞƐ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan 2. Description of the Mascoma River Greenway Conceptual Plan dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂĚŽĞƐ͕ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĂŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶƚƐƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐƚŚĞĂůŝŐŶͲ ŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘džŝƐƟŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐŝŶƚŚĞĂƌĞĂĂƌĞĮǀĞĨĞĞƚ ĂŶĚĞŝŐŚƚͲĨĞĞƚŝŶǁŝĚƚŚ͖ĮƫŶŐĂŵŝŶŝŵƵŵϭϬͲĨŽŽƚƉĂƚŚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞĂƌĞĂǁŝůů ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞƐŽŵĞƐŚŝŌŝŶŐŽĨĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂŶĚƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐ͘

dƌĂŝůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ dŚĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚƚŽƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐƚŽĚĞĮŶĞĂŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂďĞŚŝŶĚƚŚĞĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶƚŚĂƚƵƐĞƐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƚͲ ŝŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐĂŶĚŵŝŶŝŵŝnjĞƐƚŚĞůŽƐƐŽĨƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƐƉĂĐĞƐ͘/ƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŶŽƚĞĚ ƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚĂƚŵŝŶŝŵŝnjĞƐůŽƐƐŽĨƉĂƌŬŝŶŐŝƐŶŽƚƚŚĞ͚ďĞƐƚ͛ĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚŝŶ ƚĞƌŵƐŽĨŵŝŶŝŵŝnjŝŶŐƌŽĂĚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐĂŶĚƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶŇŝĐƚƉŽŝŶƚƐďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞ ƉĂƚŚĂŶĚŵŽƚŽƌŝƐƚƐ͘/ƚǁĂƐĐůĞĂƌĂƚƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐŚŽƉƚŚĂƚƵƟůŝnjŝŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƚͲ ŝŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐĂŶĚŵŝŶŝŵŝnjŝŶŐƚŚĞůŽƐƐŽĨƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƐƉĂĐĞƐƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƚŚĞƉƌŝŽƌŝƚLJ͘ dŚĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĞdžƚĞŶĚƐĂĐƌŽƐƐ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚǁŝƚŚĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ŵĂƌŬĞĚĐƌŽƐƐǁĂůŬĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬĂĚũĂĐĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞ hƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌ͘dŚĞƉĂƚŚǁŽƵůĚĐƌŽƐƐƚŚĞdĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚͬƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ ĂƌĞĂĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞŶŽƌƚŚƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂďĞĨŽƌĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ ŝƚĂŐĂŝŶŶĞĂƌƚŚĞ>ĞďĂŶŽŶŽůůĞŐĞďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĂƚƚŚĞǁĞƐƚĞŶĚŽĨdĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚͬ ƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂ͘ŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞƚŽƚŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚǁŚŝĐŚƉůĂĐĞƐƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞ ƚŽĞŽĨƚŚĞƌĞƚĂŝŶŝŶŐǁĂůůĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĞůŝŵŝŶĂƚĞƐƚŚĞƐĞ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶŇŝĐƚƉŽŝŶƚƐ͘dŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚǁŽƵůĚ͕ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ƌĞƐƵůƚŝŶƚŚĞůŽƐƐŽĨ ĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϮϬʹϯϬƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƐƉĂĐĞƐ͘dŚĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƌĞƐƵůƚƐŝŶ ƚŚĞůŽƐƐŽĨϰŽƌϱƐƉĂĐĞƐ͘

Northern Rail Trail at Spencer Street (photo: ORW).

Downtown Segment džŝƐƟŶŐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ dŚĞŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƚƌĂǀĞƌƐĞƐĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕ƌƵŶŶŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶƵƐŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůdƌĂŝůƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŽ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ͘/Ŷ ƚŽƚĂů͕ƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŝƐũƵƐƚƵŶĚĞƌŽŶĞͲŵŝůĞŝŶůĞŶŐƚŚ͖ƚŚĞǁŝĚƚŚŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ ǀĂƌŝĞƐŐĞŶĞƌĂůůLJĨƌŽŵϲϲͲĨĞĞƚŝŶǁŝĚƚŚŝŶƚŚĞĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĂƌĞĂƚŽϴϮͲĨĞĞƚŝŶƚŚĞ ƐĞŐŵĞŶƚǁĞƐƚŽĨ,ŝŐŚ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͘dŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŚĂƐŽƵƚƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐƉŽƚĞŶͲ ƟĂůƚŽĞŶŚĂŶĐĞƚŚĞĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐůŝŶĞĂƌ ƉĂƚŚĨŽƌďŝŬĞƐĂŶĚƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƐ͘

ƐĂĮŶĂůŶŽƚĞ͕ƚŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƌĞƐƉŽŶĚƐƚŽĐƵƌƌĞŶƚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ͕ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ŝƚŝƐŶŽƚ ĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽŝŵĂŐŝŶĞƚŚĂƚƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŵĂLJĐŚĂŶŐĞŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞǁŝƚŚŶĞǁĚĞǀĞůŽƉͲ ŵĞŶƚĂŶĚƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞĚƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ͘ŶLJƌĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƉůĂŶĨŽƌƚŚĞĂƌĞĂƐŚŽƵůĚ ĐĂƌĞĨƵůůLJŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉĂƚŚ͕ƉƌĞƐĞƌǀŝŶŐŝƚƐƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶĨƵŶĐƟŽŶ ĂŶĚĂŵĞŶŝƚLJǀĂůƵĞ͕ĂŶĚŝŶĐƌĞĂƐŝŶŐŝƚƐǁŝĚƚŚŝĨƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ͘

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

CCBA Lebanon Jr. High School Sr. Center

City Hall Lebanon Opera Transit Stop House

Lebanon College

AVA Gallery Library

Downtown Business District

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Above, Greenway alignment at Upper Valley Senior Center. Right, Greenway alignment at parking area. In this area the existing sidewalk would be widened and parking rearranged to accommodate the path.

ϭ͘hƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌ͘ŌĞƌĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͕ƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ ϭ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŽƵůĚĨŽůůŽǁƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬĂĚũĂĐĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌ͘dŚŝƐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐĮǀĞĨŽŽƚǁŝĚĞƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬǁŝůůŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞǁŝĚĞŶĞĚ ƚŽϭϬĨĞĞƚŝŶǁŝĚƚŚƚŽĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉĂƚŚ͘dŚĞŝƚLJǁŝůůŶĞĞĚƚŽ ǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚƚŚĞhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌƚŽĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞƚŚĞƉĂƚŚŽŶƚŚĞ ŶŽƌƚŚƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞŝƌƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ͘/ŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƐŚŽƵůĚŝŶĐůƵĚĞĂŶĂƩƌĂĐͲ ƟǀĞĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĂŶĚƚŚĞƐĞŶŝŽƌĐĞŶƚĞƌ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐůĂŶĚƐĐĂƉͲ ŝŶŐ͕ďĞŶĐŚĞƐ͕ƉĞƌŚĂƉƐĂƉĂƟŽĂŶĚĂǁĂůŬǁĂLJĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞ^ĞŶŝŽƌ ĞŶƚĞƌďƵŝůĚŝŶŐĂŶĚƚŚĞƉĂƚŚ͘dŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƚŚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJĨŽƌƵƐŝŶŐƚŚĞ ŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉĂƚŚĨŽƌǁĂůŬŝŶŐďĂƐĞĚŚĞĂůƚŚĂŶĚǁĞůůŶĞƐƐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĨŽƌƚŚĞƐĞŶŝŽƌƐ͘ Ϯ͘dĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚͬWĂƌŬŝŶŐƌĞĂ͘ĞLJŽŶĚƚŚĞƐĞŶŝŽƌĐĞŶƚĞƌ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĐƌŽƐƐĞƐ Ϯ dĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞŶŽƌƚŚƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂ͘dŚŝƐĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ ŝƐůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶĂŶĂƌĞĂǁŝƚŚŐŽŽĚƐŝŐŚƚĚŝƐƚĂŶĐĞ͕ĂŶĚƐŚŽƵůĚŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞĂďƵůď ŽƵƚ͕ƐƉĞĞĚƚĂďůĞ͕ĂŶĚƐŝŐŶĂŐĞƚŽŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞƐŝŐŚƚĚŝƐƚĂŶĐĞĂŶĚƐĂĨĞƚLJŽĨƚŚŝƐ ĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘dŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞŶŽƌƚŚƐŝĚĞŽĨdĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚ;ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂĂŶĚƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌͿŝƐϴͲĨĞĞƚǁŝĚĞ͘dŚĞƉĂƚŚĐĂŶďĞ

Figure 9: Typical section through parking area. Through the parking area, where parking spaces are adjacent to the Greenway path, a lawn /planting strip or wooden guardrail should be incorporated along the path to eliminate the problem with parked cars ‘overhanging’ the path (see photo above).

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Parking lot crossing should be treated as raised speed tables and marked for high visibility (see photo inset).

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FIGURE 10: Detail of Greenway through Downtown Area

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Photo simulation of Mascoma River Greenway alignment through municipal parking lot adjacent to CCBA recreation fields. Left, current conditions in the parking area.

ǁŝĚĞŶĞĚƚŽϭϬĨĞĞƚďLJŵŽǀŝŶŐƚŚĞĐƵƌďĞĚŐĞŽŶƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐůŽƚƐŝĚĞďLJƚǁŽŽƌ ŵŽƌĞĨĞĞƚ͘dŚĞƌĞŝƐƐŽŵĞĞdžĐĞƐƐǁŝĚƚŚŝŶƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂĂƐŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƐůĞƐ ǁĂƐĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚĨŽƌƚǁŽǁĂLJƚƌĂĸĐĂŶĚŚĂƐƐŝŶĐĞďĞĞŶĐŚĂŶŐĞĚƚŽŽŶĞͲǁĂLJƚƌĂĨͲ ĮĐ͘

Above: The Norwottock Rail Trail in downtown Northhampton, Massachusetts has a positive relationship with adjoining development (photo: ORW). Inset left, the current conditions adjacent to Lebanon College. This area can be significantly improved to connect to the Mascoma River Greenway in a positive fashion.

ƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŐƌĞĂƚĞƌǀŝƐŝďŝůŝƚLJĨŽƌƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘>ŝŬĞƚŚĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŶĞĂƌ ƚŚĞhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌ͕ƚŚŝƐĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐŚŽƵůĚŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞĂďƵůďŽƵƚ͕ ƐƉĞĞĚƚĂďůĞ͕ƉĂǀĞŵĞŶƚŵĂƌŬŝŶŐƐĂŶĚƉŽƐƐŝďůLJĂƐƚŽƉƐŝŐŶĨŽƌŵŽƚŽƌŝƐƚƐƚŽŝŵͲ ƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞƐĂĨĞƚLJŽĨƚŚŝƐĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘

dŚĞƉĂƚŚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐǁĞƐƚĂŶĚƚŚĞŶĐƌŽƐƐĞƐdĂLJůŽƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚĂŐĂŝŶƚŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚďĂĐŬ ƚŽƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘dŚŝƐĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŚĂƐďĞĞŶůŽĐĂƚĞĚĂƐĨĂƌǁĞƐƚĂƐƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Left: Bike pedestrian tunnel in Palo Alto (photo: ORW) and undercrossing in The Dalles, Oregon (photo: Alta). Below, current conditions in the rail tunnel. With lighting and paving, the tunnel can become an attractive portal to downtown Lebanon.

ϯ͘>ĞďĂŶŽŶŽůůĞŐĞ͘dŚŝƐŝƐĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ϯ ĂƌĞĂǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞŝƚLJĂŶĚDZ'ŽĂůŝƟŽŶ ƐŚŽƵůĚǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶŽůůĞŐĞƚŽ ŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞƚŚĞƉĂƚŚŝŶƚŽƚŚĞŝƌǁĂůŬǁĂLJƐ ĂŶĚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌƐƉĂĐĞƐƚŽŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞ ƐĂĨĞƚLJĂŶĚƐLJŶĞƌŐLJďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƐĞƚǁŽ ĐŽŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĂƌLJƵƐĞƐ͘dŚŝƐŝƐĂŶĂƚƵƌĂů ŐĂƚŚĞƌŝŶŐƉůĂĐĞǁŚĞƌĞďĞŶĐŚĞƐ͕ďŝŬĞ ƌĂĐŬƐ͕ůĂŶĚƐĐĂƉŝŶŐĂŶĚůŝŐŚƟŶŐƐŚŽƵůĚ ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐŝŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂ͘ ϰ ϰ͘ZĂŝůƌŽĂĚdƵŶŶĞů͘dŚĞDZ'ƉĂƚŚ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚ ƚƵŶŶĞůƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞ>ĞďĂŶŽŶDĂůůĂŶĚ

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West of Hanover Street, Greenway users will be treated to stunning views of the Mascoma River.

Conceptual improvements to the Mascoma/High/Mechanic Street intersection involve tightened geometry to calm and slow traffic and to make a safer crossing for bikes and pedestrians.

,ĂŶŽǀĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͘dŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂďĂůůĂƐƚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞĂŶĚĐŽŶĐƌĞƚĞǁĂůůƐ͘dŚĞ ƚƵŶŶĞůŝƐĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϯϱϬͲĨĞĞƚůŽŶŐĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŐƌĂĚĞƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞĚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ ŽĨĂŶĂƌĞĂƚŚĂƚǁŽƵůĚďĞĐŽŵƉůĞdžĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌǁŝƐĞĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽƚƌĂǀĞƌƐĞďLJĨŽŽƚ ŽƌďŝĐLJĐůĞ͘tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůŝƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJǀĞƌLJĚĂƌŬĂŶĚĨŽƌďŝĚĚŝŶŐ͕ǁŝƚŚůŝŐŚƚͲ ŝŶŐĂŶĚŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůŝƚĐĂŶďĞĐŽŵĞĂǀĞƌLJĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞƉŽƌƚĂůƚŽƚŚĞ ĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ͘tĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůŝŶĐůƵĚĞĂĐĞŶƚƌĂůďŝŬĞƉĂƚŚĂŶĚ ƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬ;ƐͿŽŶŽŶĞŽƌďŽƚŚƐŝĚĞƐ͘ŶĞƌŐLJͬĞĸĐŝĞŶƚ>ůŝŐŚƟŶŐĮdžƚƵƌĞƐ͕ƉŽƐƐŝͲ ďůLJƐƵƉƉůĞŵĞŶƚĞĚǁŝƚŚƚƵďĞůŝŐŚƟŶŐƚŽĞdžƚĞŶĚĚĂLJůŝŐŚƚŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƚƵŶŶĞů͕ƐŚŽƵůĚ ďĞƵƟůŝnjĞĚŝŶƚŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůĂƐŝƚŝƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJƋƵŝƚĞĚĂƌŬĞǀĞŶŝŶĚĂLJůŝŐŚƚŚŽƵƌƐ͘ ĞƉĞŶĚŝŶŐŽŶƚŚĞŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚ͕ĐƌĞĂƟǀĞůŝŐŚƟŶŐŽŶƚŚĞĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞƚƵŶͲ ŶĞůĐŽƵůĚŵĂŬĞŝƚĂĨŽĐĂůƉŽŝŶƚƚŚĂƚĚƌĂǁƐƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƐƚŽƚŚĞŽƚŚĞƌƐŝĚĞ͕ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐĂǀĞƌLJĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞƌŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞ͘dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĂĐŽƵƉůĞŽĨĂůĐŽǀĞƐŝŶƚŚĞ ƚƵŶŶĞůƚŚĂƚĐĂŶďĞĐůŽƐĞĚŽīĂƐǁĞůů͘dŚĞƐĞƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJƐŝŵƉůĞĐŚĂŶŐĞƐǁŽƵůĚ ƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚůLJŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚŝƐƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚŵĂŬĞŝƚĂŶĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞĨĞĂƚƵƌĞŽĨƚŚĞĚŽǁŶͲ ƚŽǁŶ;ƐĞĞƉŚŽƚŽƐĨƌŽŵWĂůŽůƚŽ͕ĂůŝĨŽƌŶŝĂĂŶĚdŚĞĂůůĞƐ͕KƌĞŐŽŶͿ͘

ϱ͘DĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌƌŽƐƐŝŶŐηϭ͘ŌĞƌĞdžŝƟŶŐƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚƚƵŶŶĞů͕ƚŚĞDZ' ϱ ŽƉĞŶƐŽƵƚŽŶƚŽƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌĂŶĚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐ ůĞǀĞůĂŶĚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂŵƉůĞƐƉĂĐĞƚŽĐƌĞĂƚĞĂŵŝŶŝͲƉĂƌŬƐƉĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞƐ ďĞŶĐŚĞƐŽǀĞƌůŽŽŬŝŶŐƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌ͘/ƚŝƐĂůŽǀĞůLJƐƉŽƚǁŚĞƌĞŽŶĞĐĂŶĞĂƚůƵŶĐŚ͕ ǁĂƚĐŚƉĂƐƐĞƌƐďLJŽƌĞŶũŽLJƚŚĞĚƌĂŵĂƟĐƌŝǀĞƌƐĐĞŶĞƌLJƌŝŐŚƚŝŶƚŚĞĐĞŶƚĞƌŽĨ ƚŽǁŶ͘dŚĞďƌŝĚŐĞǁŝůůŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞĚǁŝƚŚĂǁŽŽĚĚĞĐŬďĂƐĞĂŶĚƌĂŝůŝŶŐƐ͘ ϲ͘DĂƐĐŽŵĂͬ,ŝŐŚͬDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚƐ/ŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶ͘ŌĞƌƚŚĞĮƌƐƚƌŝǀĞƌĐƌŽƐƐͲ ϲ ŝŶŐ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐϮϬϬĨĞĞƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĂƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJŇĂƚĂƌĞĂďĞĨŽƌĞŝƚĞŶĐŽƵŶͲ ƚĞƌƐƚŚĞŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨDĂƐĐŽŵĂͬ,ŝŐŚͬDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚƐ͘dŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚƌŝŐŚƚ ŽĨǁĂLJƉĂƐƐĞƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞŵŝĚĚůĞŽĨƚŚŝƐŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶ͕ĂĚĚŝŶŐƚŽŝƚƐĐŽŵƉůĞdžŝƚLJ͘ tŚŝůĞŽƉƟŽŶƐĨŽƌƚŚŝƐŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶǁŝůůďĞůŽŽŬĞĚĂƚŝŶŵŽƌĞĚĞƚĂŝůĂƐƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞ DĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐ͕ǁĞŚĂǀĞůŽŽŬĞĚĂƚŽŶĞƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĐŽŶĮŐƵƌĂƟŽŶ ƚŚĂƚǁŽƵůĚƟŐŚƚĞŶƵƉƚŚĞŐĞŽŵĞƚƌLJŝŶƚŚŝƐŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĂůůŽǁĨŽƌƐůŽǁĞƌ ƚƌĂĸĐĂŶĚĂĐůĞĂƌĞƌƉĂƚŚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘dŚŝƐŽƉƟŽŶŬĞĞƉƐƚŚĞƉĂƚŚŝŶƚŚĞŵŝĚĚůĞŽĨ ƚŚĞŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶǁŝƚŚĂƌĞĨƵŐĞŝŶƚŚĞŵŝĚĚůĞŽĨƚŚĞŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶĨŽƌĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƉĞͲ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Starr Hill Trail System

Alice Peck Day and Harvest Hill

Complex Grade Crossing

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Mechanic Street Business District

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƐĂŶĚďŝĐLJĐůŝƐƚƐ͘&ůĂƐŚŝŶŐĐĂƵƟŽŶƐŝŐŶƐƚŽǁĂƌŶŵŽƚŽƌŝƐƚƐŽĨƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ ĂŶĚďŝĐLJĐůĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐĂƌĞĂůƐŽƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐĂƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĚĞŵĂŶĚ ƐŝŐŶĂů͘/ĨĂƌŽƵŶĚĂďŽƵƚŝƐ ϳ ϳ͘ůŝĐĞWĞĐŬĂLJ^ĞĐƟŽŶ͘dŚĞĮŶĂůƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚŝƐĂƉͲ ƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJŽŶĞͲŚĂůĨŵŝůĞŝŶůĞŶŐƚŚĂŶĚŝƐĂŶĞĂƐLJ͚ƚƌĂŝůƌĞĂĚLJ͛ƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ DZ'͘dŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐƐĞĐƟŽŶ͕ĂϭϬͲĨŽŽƚǁŝĚĞĂƐƉŚĂůƚƉĂƚŚǁŝƚŚƐŚŽƵůĚĞƌƐŝƐĞĂƐŝůLJ ĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞĚ͘ dŚĞhƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJdƌĂŝůƐůůŝĂŶĐĞŚĂƐĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƚĞĚĂƚƌĂŝůŚĞĂĚƉĂƚŚĨƌŽŵDĂƐͲ ĐŽŵĂ^ƚƌĞĞƚŶĞĂƌ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚƚŽƚŚĞDZ'ƉĂƚŚ͘ŶŽƚŚĞƌůŝŶŬŝŶŐƉĂƚŚƚŚĂƚ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŵŽƌĞĚŝƌĞĐƚĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƚŽůŝĐĞWĞĐŬĂLJ;WͿ,ŽƐƉŝƚĂů͕,ĂƌǀĞƐƚ ,ŝůůĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌƵƐĞƐĂůŽŶŐDĂƐĐŽŵĂ^ƚƌĞĞƚŝƐƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚ͘dŚĞDZ'ŽĂůŝƟŽŶ ƐŚŽƵůĚǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚWƚŽůŽĐĂƚĞƚŚŝƐƉĂƚŚĂŶĚĂŶĂƉƉƌŽƉƌŝĂƚĞƐƚƌĞĞƚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘ dŚŝƐĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƐŚŽƵůĚĂůƐŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚĚŽǁŶƚŽƚŚĞĚǀĂŶĐĞdƌĂŶƐŝƚďƵƐƐƚŽƉŽŶ DĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͘

ŽŶŶĞĐƟǀŝƚLJ /ŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƐƚŽŶƵŵĞƌŽƵƐ ŽƌŝŐŝŶƐĂŶĚĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ͗ x ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐĂŶĚƚƌĂŶƐŝƚƐƚŽƉƐ x EƵŵĞƌŽƵƐƉƵďůŝĐĂƩƌĂĐƟŽŶƐŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞ>ĞďĂŶŽŶKƉĞƌĂ,ŽƵƐĞ͕ŝƚLJ ,Ăůů͕s'ĂůůĞƌLJ͕>ŝďƌĂƌLJ͕WŽƐƚKĸĐĞ x >ĞďĂŶŽŶŽůůĞŐĞ x ĂƌƚĞƌŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJƵŝůĚŝŶŐƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ;Ϳ x hƉƉĞƌsĂůůĞLJ^ĞŶŝŽƌĞŶƚĞƌ x ^ĞŶŝŽƌ,ŽƵƐŝŶŐ;ZŽŐĞƌƐ,ŽƵƐĞ͕,ĂƌǀĞƐƚ,ŝůůͿ x tŽƌŬĨŽƌĐĞŚŽƵƐŝŶŐ;ŵĞƌƐŽŶ'ĂƌĚĞŶƐ͕>ĞďĂŶŽŶ,ŽƵƐŝŶŐƵƚŚŽƌŝƚLJ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƟĞƐͿ

Photo simulation of Greenway alignment through the Mascoma/High/Mechanic Street intersection. Left, current conditions at this intersection.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Scenes from the Central Segment of the corridor: Left, I-89 bridge crossing; center, overgrown vegetation typical of this segment; right, dismantled train tracks.

Central Segment džŝƐƟŶŐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Rock Ridge Housing

Renihan Meadows Housing

Lower Meadows

Second River Crossing

Timken Aerospace

Miracle Mile Shopping Center Transit Stop

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Photo simulation of Greenway alignment at the second river crossing (behind Timken). Left, current conditions at the river crossing.

Above, the Central Segment provides access to outstanding scenic and open space resources.

^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚƚŽƚŚĞ^ĞĐŽŶĚZŝǀĞƌƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͘&ƌŽŵƚŚĞ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ ďƌŝĚŐĞƚŽƚŚĞ/ͲϴϵŽǀĞƌĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͕ƚŚĞZKtĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐŵĂĚĞƵƉŽĨĂƌŝƐŝŶŐ ŐƌĂĚĞǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞĚŽŶƚŽƉŽĨĂĮůůďĂŶŬ͘dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐ ĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝnjĞĚďLJĚĞŶƐĞŐƌŽǁƚŚŽĨǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶĂŶĚďƌƵƐŚŽǀĞƌƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘ ϭϬͲĨŽŽƚǁŝĚĞƚƌĂŝůĐĂŶďĞĞĂƐŝůLJĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞĚĂƚƚŚĞƚŽƉŽĨƚŚĞďĂŶŬĂůŽŶŐ ƚŚŝƐƐĞĐƟŽŶ͘tŽŽĚĞŶŐƵĂƌĚƌĂŝůƐǁŽƵůĚŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞĂĚĚĞĚǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞŐƌĂĚĞŝƐ ƌĂŝƐĞĚ͘dŚĞďƌŝĚŐĞǁŽƵůĚŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞƵƉŐƌĂĚĞĚǁŝƚŚĚĞĐŬŝŶŐĂŶĚŐƵĂƌĚƌĂŝůƐ͕ĂƐ ĚĞƐĐƌŝďĞĚƉƌĞǀŝŽƵƐůLJ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Overgrown vegetation and poor drainage are typical conditions of the rail corridor behind the Miracle Mile.

dŚŝƐƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚŝƐŶŽƚƵŶĚĞƌůĞĂƐĞĨŽƌƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͘/ƚŝƐĂŬĞLJ ůŝŶŬŝŶƚŚĞƐLJƐƚĞŵ͕ƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐĂƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚďŝĐLJĐůĞĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶĂĐƌŽƐƐ/ͲϴϵƚŽ ĂŵĂũŽƌĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ;dŝŵŬĞŶͿ͕ĂŵĂũŽƌĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůĐĞŶƚĞƌ;ƚŚĞDŝƌĂĐůĞDŝůĞͿ͕ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚƉĂƌŬĂƌĞĂ͘ ^ĞĐŽŶĚZŝǀĞƌƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘dŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐƵŶĚĞƌ ůĞĂƐĞĨŽƌƌĂŝůƵƐĞƚŽƚŚĞZZ͖ŝƚŝƐŶŽƚŝŶƵƐĞĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐŽǀĞƌŐƌŽǁŶ ǁŝƚŚĚĞŶƐĞǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƌĂŶŐĞƐĨƌŽŵďĞŝŶŐƐŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŽŶĂďĞƌŵ ĂďŽǀĞŐƌĂĚĞŽŶĞŝƚŚĞƌƐŝĚĞŽĨƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌƚŽďĞŝŶŐƐŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŝŶĂĐƵƚůŽǁĞƌƚŚĂŶƚŚĞ ƉƌĞǀĂŝůŝŶŐŐƌĂĚĞŝŶƚŚĞĂƌĞĂďĞŚŝŶĚdŝŵŬĞŶ͘dŚĞǁĞƐƚĞƌŶŵŽƐƚĞdžƚĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞ ƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ;ŝ͘Ğ͘ďĞŚŝŶĚƚŚĞƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĐĞŶƚĞƌͿŝƐŐĞŶĞƌĂůůLJĂƚŐƌĂĚĞ͘

Photo simulation of Greenway alignment behind the Miracle Mile Shopping Center. Left, current conditions in the area.

&ƌŽŵƚŚŝƐƉŽŝŶƚǁĞƐƚ͕ƚŚĞƉůĂŶĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌƐďŽƚŚĂƚƌĂŝůŝŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ;ĞǀĞŶ ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽƌĂŝůĂĐƟǀŝƚLJͿĂŶĚĂŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ͘ ƚƌĂŝůŝŶƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĂůŽŶŐƚŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚǁŽƵůĚƉƌŝŵĂƌŝůLJŝŶǀŽůǀĞƌĞŵŽǀĂůŽĨ ƚŚĞŽǀĞƌŐƌŽǁŶǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͕ƌĞŵŽǀĂůŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŝůƐĂŶĚĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů͘

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FIGURE 13: Typical sections illustrating approaches to integrating trails along the elevated rail berm segments.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan River abuts rail grade

Wooden bridge overcrossing

Rail with Trail

Above, rail bridge above the Mascoma River, and below Route 4. The wooden overcrossing is in the distance.

FIGURE 14: Detail of the Lower Meadows / Route 4 area.

ůƚĞƌŶĂƚĞZŽƵƚĞ͘ƐĂŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞƚŽƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůŝŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͕ƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů ĐŽƵůĚďƌĂŶĐŚŶŽƌƚŚǁĂƌĚĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϮϬϬĨĞĞƚǁĞƐƚŽĨƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌďƌŝĚŐĞ͘dŚĞ ŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐĂŶĞĂƐŝůLJĨŽůůŽǁƚŚĞƐĞǁĞƌĞĂƐĞŵĞŶƚƐĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĂƌĞĂŽĨƚŚĞ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJĂŶĚƌĞƚƵƌŶƚŽĂŶĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚĂƚƌƵŶƐƉĂƌĂůůĞůǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ ďĞŚŝŶĚƚŚĞƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĐĞŶƚĞƌ͘dŚĞĮƌƐƚŵĂũŽƌĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶƚƚŽƚŚĞĂůƚĞƌŶĂƚĞĂůŝŐŶͲ ŵĞŶƚŽĐĐƵƌƐĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJďĞŚŝŶĚƚŚĞƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĐĞŶƚĞƌǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ ĂďƵƚƐƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚŐƌĂĚĞ͘dŚĞĂůƚĞƌŶĂƚĞƌŽƵƚĞŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŽƵůĚƌĞƋƵŝƌĞ ĂďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽƌĂƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞĐĂŶƟůĞǀĞƌĞĚŽīŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞ͘KŶĐĞĂĐƌŽƐƐ ƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌ͕ƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůǁŽƵůĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽĨŽůůŽǁĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐĞǁĞƌĞĂƐĞŵĞŶƚƐƚŽǀŝĐŝŶŝƚLJ ŽĨZŽƵƚĞϰ͘ ƚƚŚŝƐƉŽŝŶƚƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƚǁŽĂůƚĞƌŶĂƚĞƌŽƵƚĞƐƚŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘dŚĞ͚,ŝŐŚ ZŽĂĚ͛ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞŝŶǀŽůǀĞƐƵƐŝŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐǁŽŽĚĞŶĨĂƌŵďƌŝĚŐĞƚŚĂƚĐƌŽƐƐĞƐ ŽǀĞƌƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐĂĐĐĞƐƐƚŽZŽƵƚĞϰ͖ƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůǁŽƵůĚ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞŽŶZŽƵƚĞϰĨŽƌĂƐŚŽƌƚƐƚƌĞƚĐŚ;ϲϬϬĨĞĞƚͿĂŶĚĐƌŽƐƐŽǀĞƌƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘ dŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞ'ƌĂǀĞůƌĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͕'ůĞŶZŽĂĚǁŝůůďĞ ƌĞĂůŝŐŶĞĚƚŽƚŚĞǁĞƐƚƐƵĐŚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƌŽĂĚǁĂLJĐŽƵůĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĂƐƵƉĞƌŝŽƌ ƚƌĂŝů͘

dŚĞ͚>ŽǁZŽĂĚ͛ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞǁŽƵůĚŝŶǀŽůǀĞĂďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ ZŝǀĞƌƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞZŽƵƚĞϰƌŝĚŐĞĂŶĚĂƉĂƌĂůůĞůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚĐŽƌͲ ƌŝĚŽƌŝŶĂƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽĨŽƌĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϭ͕ϬϬϬĨĞĞƚǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů ǁŽƵůĚĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐĞǁĞƌĞĂƐĞŵĞŶƚ͘dŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐ ĐŽŶƐƚƌĂŝŶĞĚ͘dŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐƉŽƐŝƟŽŶĞĚďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌĂŶĚĂ ͚ŬŶŽď͛ŽĨůĂŶĚĨŽƌĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϯϬϬĨĞĞƚ͘ƵŝůĚŝŶŐĂƚƌĂŝůŝŶƚŚŝƐůŽĐĂƟŽŶǁŽƵůĚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶŽĨĂďƌŝĚŐĞĂŶĚĐƵƫŶŐĂƚƌĂŝůŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƐůŽƉĞŝĨƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐ ƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĐĂŶŶŽƚďĞƵƟůŝnjĞĚ͘tŚŝůĞĐŽƐƚůLJ͕ƚŚŝƐƌŽƵƚĞŝƐƐƵƉĞƌŝŽƌĨƌŽŵĂƚƌĂŝů ƉŽŝŶƚͲŽĨͲǀŝĞǁĂƐŝƚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŐƌĂĚĞƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞĚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨZŽƵƚĞϰ;ďĞŶĞĂƚŚ ƚŚĞƌŽĂĚǁĂLJͿĂŶĚĂƌĞůĂƟǀĞůLJůĞǀĞůŐƌĂĚĞŽǀĞƌĂůů͘/ŶƚŚĞ͚,ŝŐŚZŽĂĚ͛ĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĂƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚŐƌĂĚĞĐŚĂŶŐĞĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌůĞǀĞůƚŽZŽƵƚĞϰ;ĞƐƟͲ ŵĂƚĞĚĂƚϰϬĨĞĞƚͿ͘dŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚďĞĂZĂŝůǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ͘ hŶĚĞƌĞŝƚŚĞƌĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ͕ƚŚĞǁŽŽĚĞŶďƌŝĚŐĞŽǀĞƌĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŝƐĂŬĞLJĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶ ƚŽƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĂŶĚƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐĂŶĂƚƵƌĂůƚƌĂŝůŚĞĂĚĂŶĚĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶĨƌŽŵZŽƵƚĞ ϰ͘dŚĞŝƚLJƐŚŽƵůĚǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚůĂŶĚŽǁŶĞƌƐŝŶƚŚĞĂƌĞĂƚŽĞdžƉůŽƌĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ƚŽĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞƚƌĂŝůĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ͘

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Views of the Mascoma River from the sewer easement at the Lower Meadows.

Views of the Mascoma River from the west segment.

ŽŶŶĞĐƟǀŝƚLJ

tĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ

tŝƚŚŝŶƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚ͕ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐŵĂũŽƌŽƌŝŐŝŶƐĂŶĚĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ͗

džŝƐƟŶŐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƐ

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dŚĞǁĞƐƚĞƌŶƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͕ĨƌŽŵ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽzĂƌĚ͕ ŝƐĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJϭ͘ϱŵŝůĞƐŝŶůĞŶŐƚŚ͘dŚĞƐĞƫŶŐŽĨƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂƌĂŶŐĞƐĨƌŽŵ ŽƵƚƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐƐĐĞŶŝĐǀŝĞǁƐŽĨƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌĂŶĚĂĚũŽŝŶŝŶŐŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞƚŽƚŚĞŚĞĂǀLJ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂůůĂŶĚƐŽĨƚŚĞďĂƚĐŚƉůĂŶƚĂŶĚƐĂŶĚĂŶĚŐƌĂǀĞůĞdžƚƌĂĐƟŽŶŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶƐ͘ dŚŝƐƐƚƌĞƚĐŚŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƚǁŽďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ ĂŶĚƚŚĞŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐƐƚŽŶĞĂƌĐŚďƌŝĚŐĞŽǀĞƌ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘dŚŝƐƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ ŝƐƵŶĚĞƌůĞĂƐĞƚŽƚŚĞZZĨŽƌƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͖ŽŶůLJƚŚĞǁĞƐƚĞƌŶͲŵŽƐƚƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ ĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͕ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƐƚŽŶĞĂƌĐŚďƌŝĚŐĞƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽŝƐŝŶĂĐƟǀĞƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͘ĞLJŽŶĚ ƚŚĞƐƚŽŶĞĂƌĐŚďƌŝĚŐĞ͕ƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐŽǀĞƌŐƌŽǁŶǁŝƚŚǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶůŝŬĞŽƚŚĞƌ ƵŶƵƐĞĚƉŽƌƟŽŶƐŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘

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Romano Circle Housing Transit Stop Twin State Sand and Gravel New Shopping Center

Transit Stop

Route 12A Shopping District Riverside Park

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Images from the West Segment: Left, the Stone Arch bridge over Glen Road; center, Riverside Park, which will become an important trail head along the Greenway; right, grade crossing of the corridor on the Twin State property.

dƌĂŝůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ ƐŵƵĐŚŽĨƚŚŝƐĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐŝŶĂĐƟǀĞƵƐĞ͕ƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐĨŽĐƵƐŽŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂͲ ƟǀĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐĂŶĚƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐ͘/ƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚŚĞƌĞ ƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞŽĨƌĂŝůŽŶƚŚŝƐĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĂŶĚŝŶƚŚŝƐĂƌĞĂŝƐƵŶĐůĞĂƌ͘tŚŝůĞE,Kd ƐŝŐŶĞĚĂŶŽƚŚĞƌϭϬͲLJĞĂƌůĞĂƐĞǁŝƚŚZZŝŶϮϬϬϵ͕ƚŚĞƌĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƉůĂŶͲ ŶŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞWƌŽƉĞƌƚLJƌĂŝƐĞƐƐŽŵĞƋƵĞƐƟŽŶƐĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞŽĨƌĂŝů ŝŶƚŚŝƐůŽĐĂƟŽŶ͘ƚƚŚĞƐĂŵĞƟŵĞ͕ǁĞƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞƚŚĂƚĨƵĞůƉƌŝĐĞƐǁŝůůĐŽŶƟŶƵĞ ƚŽƌŝƐĞĂŶĚĂƐŚŝŌĨƌŽŵƚƌƵĐŬŝŶŐƚŽƌĂŝůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĨŽƌĨƌĞŝŐŚƚŝƐůŽŐŝĐĂů͘ƚƚŚŝƐ ƉŽŝŶƚǁĞĚŽŶ͛ƚŬŶŽǁǁŚĞƌĞĨƌĞŝŐŚƚŶĞƚǁŽƌŬƐŵŝŐŚƚďĞůŽĐĂƚĞĚ͘'ŝǀĞŶŽƵƌ ŝŵƉĞƌĨĞĐƚǀŝĞǁŽĨƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞ͕ǁĞŚĂǀĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚĂƉůĂŶƚŚĂƚĂƐƐƵŵĞƐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚĨƌĞŝŐŚƚŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶǁŝůůĐŽŶƟŶƵĞ͕ĂŶĚƉŽƐƐŝďůLJĞdžƉĂŶĚ͘dŚĞƐĞĂƐƐƵŵƉͲ ƟŽŶƐƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƌĞǀŝƐŝƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞĂŶĚƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐƌĞĐĂůŝďƌĂƚĞĚĂƐ ŐƌĞĂƚĞƌĐůĂƌŝƚLJĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞŽĨƌĂŝůĐŽŵĞƐƚŽůŝŐŚƚ͘

'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ^ƉƵƌdƌĂŝůƚŽdǁŽZŝǀĞƌƐ͘&ƌŽŵZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞWĂƌŬ͕ƚŚĞƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚ ďŝĐLJĐůĞĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƐƐŚŽƵůĚďĞĞdžƚĞŶĚĞĚǁĞƐƚƚŽƚŚĞWŽǁĞƌŚŽƵƐĞDĂůů͕ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ZŽƵƚĞϭϮƚŽƚŚĞƐĞǁĞƌƉůĂŶƚĂŶĚdǁŽZŝǀĞƌƐWĂƌŬ͘&ƌŽŵƚŚĞƐĞǁĞƌƉůĂŶƚƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐĂǀĞƌLJĞĂƐLJĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐĞǁĞƌĞĂƐĞŵĞŶƚƚŽZŽŵĂŶŽŝƌĐůĞ͘ dƌĂŝůŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐĂƌĞŶĞĞĚĞĚ͕ďƵƚƚŚŝƐƐƉƵƌƚƌĂŝůƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŐƌĞĂƚŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐǁŝƚŚƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ͕ŚŽƵƐŝŶŐ ĂŶĚƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉĂƚŚ͘

dǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞ^ĂŶĚĂŶĚ'ƌĂǀĞů͘dŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŽƵůĚůĞĂǀĞ'ůĞŶ ZŽĂĚĂƚƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞ^ĂŶĚĂŶĚ'ƌĂǀĞůƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ͘dŚĞƌĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚŝƐ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJƐŚŽƵůĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƉĂƚŚĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƐĂƐĂŶŝŶƚĞŐƌĂůƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞƐŝƚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ͘ WůĂŶŶŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJŝƐƵŶĚĞƌǁĂLJĂƐŽĨƚŚŝƐǁƌŝƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞ ŶĞƚǁŽƌŬŽĨƐƚƌĞĞƚƐƚŚĂƚǁŝůůƐĞƌǀĞŶĞǁĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚĂƌĞƐƟůůĐŚĂŶŐĞĂďůĞ͘tŚĂƚͲ 'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘tŝƚŚƚŚĞƉŽƐƐŝďůĞƌĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚŽĨ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚŝŶĐŽŶũƵŶĐƟŽŶǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ ĞǀĞƌƐƚƌĞĞƚĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐĂƌĞĐŚŽƐĞŶ͕ƚǁŽƌŽƵƚĞƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐŬĞLJƐŝƚĞĂƌĞƌĞĐŽŵͲ ƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚƌĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ͕'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĐĂŶďĞĐŽŵĞĂ ŵĞŶĚĞĚ͗ϭͿĂ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƌŽƵƚĞƚŚĂƚŝƐƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƌŝŐŚƚͲŽĨͲǁĂLJ͖ ŶĂƚƵƌĂůƚƌĂŝůĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƚŚĂƚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂƐĐĞŶŝĐďLJǁĂLJĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ͘ ĂŶĚϮͿĂƉĂƚŚĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽƚŚĞŵĂũŽƌƐƚƌĞĞƚƐŝŶƚŚĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͖ƚŚĞ dŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŽƵůĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĂůŽŶŐ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĂŶĚĐŽŶŶĞĐƚŝŶƚŽZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞWĂƌŬ ƉĂƚŚƐŚŽƵůĚĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽůŵ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͕ĞǀĞŶŝĨƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞƐƚƌĞĞƚƐĚŽŶŽƚ͘ ĂŶĚŝƚƐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƚƌĂŝůƐLJƐƚĞŵ͘dŚĞZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞWĂƌŬĐĂŶƐĞƌǀĞĂƐĂŚƵďĂŶĚƚƌĂŝůͲ ŚĞĂĚĨŽƌƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Westboro Park

Mt. Lebanon School

Main Street Business District

Kilton Library Transit Stop

Seminary Hill School

Memorial Field

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan

Photo simulation of the rail with trail Greenway alignment west of the Twin State property. Inset, current conditions in this area.

Above, existing rail with trail on the Kennebec Rail Trail in Maine (photo: VHB); and below existing rail with trail on the Eastbank trail in Portland, Oregon (photo: Alta)

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Images from the West Segment: Left, Twin State property; center, below the existing ‘Dry Bridge’; right Westboro Yard.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ŽŶŶĞĐƟǀŝƚLJ x ZŝǀĞƌƐŝĚĞWĂƌŬ x WŽǁĞƌ,ŽƵƐĞDĂůůĂŶĚZŽƵƚĞϭϮWůĂnjĂƐ x dǁŽZŝǀĞƌƐWĂƌŬ x ^ĞŵŝŶĂƌLJ,ŝůů^ĐŚŽŽů x tĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶŶĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚƐ x <ŝůƚŽŶ>ŝďƌĂƌLJ x Dƚ͘>ĞďĂŶŽŶ^ĐŚŽŽů x tĞƐƚďŽƌŽWĂƌŬͬzĂƌĚ x ZŝǀĞƌWĂƌŬdƌĂŝůƐ;ƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚͿ x dƌĂŶƐŝƚ^ƚŽƉƐŽŶZŽƵƚĞϭϮͬDĂŝŶ^ƚƌĞĞƚ x dǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞ^ĂŶĚĂŶĚ'ƌĂǀĞůƚƌĂŝůƐ;ƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚͿ x ZŽƵƚĞϭϮĂƌĞĂƉĂƚŚ x tŚŝƚĞZŝǀĞƌ:ƵŶĐƟŽŶ;DdZ<͕ƌĞƚĂŝůƐŚŽƉƐ͕ĞŵƉůŽLJŵĞŶƚͿ

FIGURE 17: Conceptual Plan of the Westboro Park showing extension of the Greenway north under the Route 4 Bridge (ORW Landscape Architects and Planners).

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Rail Conversion Scenario dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐĚŝƐĐƵƐƐŝŽŶƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŶĂƐƐĞƐƐŵĞŶƚŽĨŚŽǁƚŚĞƉƌŽƉŽƐĞĚƉĂƚŚ ǁŽƵůĚďĞĂīĞĐƚĞĚŝĨƚŚĞ^ƚĂƚĞƌĞĐůĂŝŵĞĚƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌĨŽƌĂĐƟǀĞƌĂŝůƵƐĞ͘tŚŝůĞ ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŵĂŶLJƵŶĐĞƌƚĂŝŶƟĞƐƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐŚŽǁƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌǁŽƵůĚďĞƵƐĞĚ͕ĂƚĂ ŵŝŶŝŵƵŵĐŽŶǀĞƌƐŝŽŶŽĨƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌƚŽĂĐƟǀĞƌĂŝůƵƐĞŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞǁŽƵůĚ ďĞĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚƚŽŚĂǀĞƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐŝŵƉĂĐƚƐŽŶƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͗ ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗^ŚŽƵůĚƌĂŝůďĞƌĞĂĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƚŚ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐŵƵĐŚŽĨ ƚŚĞŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƚŚĂƚǁĂƐďƵŝůƚŽǀĞƌƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌďĞŚŝŶĚƚŚĞ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ KƉĞƌĂ,ŽƵƐĞ͕ǁŽƵůĚďĞůŽƐƚ͘dŚĞƌĞŝƐƌŽŽŵƚŽƌĞͲƌŽƵƚĞƚŚĞƉĂƚŚŝŶĂĐŽŶĮŐƵͲ ƌĂƟŽŶĞŝƚŚĞƌƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽƚŚĞƌĂŝůůŝŶĞŽƌĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌ͘dŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůďĞŶĞĂƚŚ ,ĂŶŽǀĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚĂŶĚƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐĂƌĞƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚŝŵƉĞĚŝŵĞŶƚƐƚŽĐŽŶƟŶƵŝŶŐ ƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĂůŽŶŐƚŚŝƐĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐŚŽƵůĚƌĂŝůďĞƌĞĂĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ͘ŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞĂůŝŐŶͲ ŵĞŶƚĨƌŽŵ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽ,ŝŐŚ^ƚƌĞĞƚŝƐŽŶĞƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ͘dŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƌĞͲ ŵĂŝŶĚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ;ďĞƚǁĞĞŶDĂƐĐŽŵĂĂŶĚDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚƐͿ ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐƐƉĂĐĞĨŽƌĂƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚ͘ůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞůLJ͕ƚŚĞďŝŬĞƉĂƚŚĐŽƵůĚ ďĞƌŽƵƚĞĚĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ^ƚƌĞĞƚĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘/ŶŐĞŶĞƌĂů͕ƚŚĞƐĞĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ ĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐǁŝůůŚĂǀĞĂŵƵĐŚůŽǁĞƌǀĂůƵĞĨŽƌĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶĂƐƚŚĞLJ ǁŝůůŚĂǀĞƐƚƌĞĞƚĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐ͕ĂďƌƵƉƚŐƌĂĚĞĐŚĂŶŐĞƐ͕ĂŶĚƐƚƌĞĞƚƚƌĂĸĐ;ƵŶůĞƐƐ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚĂƐĂƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞƉĂƚŚͿƚŚĂƚƌĞĚƵĐĞƐƚŚĞƵƟůŝƚLJŽĨƚŚĞĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJĨŽƌŵĂŶLJ͕ ĂŶĚĂƐƐƵĐŚǁŽƵůĚŶŽƚďĞĂŶ͚ĞƋƵŝǀĂůĞŶƚ͛ƌĞƉůĂĐĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘ ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗dŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚǁŽƵůĚďĞĐŚĂůůĞŶŐŝŶŐƚŽĮŶĚĂŶĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ ƚŽƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞĨƌŽŵ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚƚŽƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐ͘dŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐ ƐĞĐƟŽŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞĚĂůŽŶŐĂŶĞůĞǀĂƚĞĚďĞƌŵĂŶĚĐƵƚĨŽƌ ŵƵĐŚŽĨŝƚƐůĞŶŐƚŚ͕ĂŶĚĂƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚǁŽƵůĚŝŶǀŽůǀĞĂƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚƌĂŝů ƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞƌĂŝůďĞƌŵ;ƐĞĞƉĂŐĞϮϳͿĂƐǁĞůůĂƐƉĂƌĂůůĞůďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐƐ ŽĨ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůů͕/ͲϴϵĂŶĚƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ͘ tĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗&ƌŽŵƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐǁĞƐƚƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽzĂƌĚĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ ĂŶĚƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶŝĚĞŶƟĮĞĚŝŶƚŚŝƐƉůĂŶ͘ EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞZĂŝůdƌĂŶƐŝƚƵƚŚŽƌŝƚLJŚĂŝƌŵĂŶWĞƚĞƌƵƌůŝŶŐŝŶĚŝĐĂƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞ DĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŽĂůŝƟŽŶŝŶEŽǀĞŵďĞƌ͕ϮϬϭϬƚŚĂƚĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞ ŶŽƉůĂŶƐĨŽƌƉĂƐƐĞŶŐĞƌƌĂŝůŽŶƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶZĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘

The rail corridor beyond the Glen Road (stone arch) bridge.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan 3. Cost Summary ŽƐƚĞƐƟŵĂƚĞƐďĂƐĞĚŽŶƚŚĞĐŽŶĐĞƉƚƵĂůƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƐŝĚĞŶƟĮĞĚŝŶƚŚŝƐƉůĂŶ ǁĞƌĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚĨŽƌĞĂĐŚƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘ŽƐƚƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞ ĚĞƐŝŐŶĂŶĚĞŶŐŝŶĞĞƌŝŶŐ͕ĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶŐĞŶĐLJ͘dŚĞ ĐŽƐƚƐĂƐƐƵŵĞƚŚĂƚďƌŝĚŐĞƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞƐĂƌĞƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĂůůLJƐŽƵŶĚĂŶĚĚŽŶŽƚƌĞƋƵŝƌĞ ƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐ͘dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƐĞĐƟŽŶƐƵŵŵĂƌŝnjĞƐƚŚĞŵĂũŽƌĂƐƐƵŵƉƟŽŶƐĂŶĚĐŽƐƚ ŝƚĞŵƐĨŽƌĞĂĐŚƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘

Construction Costs dŽƚĂůĐŽƐƚƐǁŽƵůĚƌĂŶŐĞĨƌŽŵΨϮ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶĨŽƌĂƉƌŽũĞĐƚƵƐŝŶŐƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĂŶĚĂƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽzĂƌĚ͘ůƚĞƌŶĂͲ ƟǀĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚǁŽƵůĚĂĚĚΨϭŵŝůůŝŽŶ ƚŽƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚLJŝĞůĚŝŶŐĂƚŽƚĂůĐŽƐƚŽĨΨϯ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶ͘ŽƐƚƐďLJƐĞŐŵĞŶƚĂƌĞĂƐ ĨŽůůŽǁƐ͗ ϭ͘ ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗ΨϱϮϱ͕ϬϬϬ dŚŝƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĞdžƚĞŶĚŝŶŐƚŚĞƉĂƚŚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĐƵƌƌĞŶƚƚĞƌŵŝŶƵƐŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶ ZĂŝůƚƌĂŝůďLJĞdžƉĂŶĚŝŶŐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐ͕ŵŽǀŝŶŐĐƵƌďƐĂŶĚƌĞĐŽŶĮŐƵƌŝŶŐ ƉĂƌŬŝŶŐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐĂƌĞĂ͕ƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐƚŚĞƚƵŶŶĞůǁŝƚŚŐƌŽƵŶĚƐƵƌĨĂĐŝŶŐ ĂŶĚůŝŐŚƟŶŐ͖ƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐƚŚĞďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐǁŝƚŚĚĞĐŬĂŶĚƌĂŝůŝŶŐƐ͖ŝŵƉƌŽǀŝŶŐ ƚŚĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂͬDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐͬ,ŝŐŚ^ƚƌĞĞƚŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚďŝŬĞͬ ƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶŇĂƐŚĞƌƐŝŐŶƐ͖ƉĂǀŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚ͘ Ϯ͘ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚƚŽdŝŵŬĞŶWƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗ΨϰϭϮ͕ϬϬϬ ŽƐƚƐǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐŽĨƚŚĞ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚďƌŝĚŐĞĨŽƌ ďŝŬĞĂŶĚƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƚƌĂĸĐ͖ƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐŽĨƚŚĞ/ͲϴϵďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐ͖ƌĞƚƌŽĮƫŶŐ ŽĨƚŚĞƐĞĐŽŶĚďƌŝĚŐĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ͖ĐůĞĂƌŝŶŐŽĨǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶ͖ ƉĂǀĞĚƉĂƚŚŽŶŐƌĂĚĞ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞƚƌĂŝů͖ĂďƌŝĚŐĞĂůŽŶŐƐŝĚĞƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞƐůŽƉƚŽĂǀŽŝĚƌŝǀĞƌĮůůƐ͖ĂŶĞǁ ďƌŝĚŐĞŽǀĞƌƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌďĞŶĞĂƚŚZŽƵƚĞϰ͘ KƉƟŽŶ͗WĂƌĂůůĞůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ͚,ŝŐŚZŽƵƚĞ͛ůŽŶŐZŽƵƚĞϰƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϭ͕ϵϯϰ͕ϬϬϬ dŚŝƐŽƉƟŽŶŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƚŚĞƉĂƌĂůůĞůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐ͖ ďƌŝĚŐĞĂůŽŶŐƐŝĚĞƚŚĞƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͖ƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞĞdžŝƐƟŶŐ͚ĨĂƌŵďƌŝĚŐĞ͛ƚŽZŽƵƚĞ ϰ͖ƌĞƚƌŽĮƚŽĨZŽƵƚĞϰďƌŝĚŐĞǁŝƚŚϭϬƐŚĂƌĞĚƉĂƚŚ͖ŐƌĂĚĞĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐŽĨZŽƵƚĞϰƚŽ 'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ͘ ϰ͘tĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƌŝĚŐĞƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗ΨϳϴϬ͕ϬϬϬ dŚŝƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƉĂǀĞĚƉĂƚŚƉĂƌĂůůĞůƚŽƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͖ƉĂƚŚŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞŐƌĂĚĞ ĐƌŽƐƐŝŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͖ƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ĨĞŶĐŝŶŐƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽ͖ĂƐĞĐŽŶĚƉĂƚŚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƚŚĂƚĐŽŶͲ ŶĞĐƚƐƚŽůŵ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͘dŚŝƐĐŽƐƚĂƐƐƵŵĞƐƐŚĂƌĞĚĐŽƐƚƐǁŝƚŚdǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉͲ ŵĞŶƚĨŽƌƚŚĂƚƉŽƌƟŽŶŽĨƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚ͘

Reduced Paving Cost Scenario ϯ͘ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗dŝŵŬĞŶƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƌŝĚŐĞ

dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐĐŽƐƚƐĂƐƐƵŵĞĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƚƌĂŝůƐƵƌĨĂĐĞǁĞƌĞƚŽďĞĂŐƌĂŶͲ ƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞƌĂƚŚĞƌƚŚĂŶĂŶĂƐƉŚĂůƚƉĂǀĞĚƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘dŚĞƚŽƚĂůĐŽƐƚĨŽƌƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚ KƉƟŽŶ͗hƐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐZĂŝůĞĚ ĂƐƐƵŵŝŶŐƚŚĞƉĂƚŚƵƐĞƐƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚǁŽƵůĚďĞĂŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞΨϭ͘ϴ ŵŝůůŝŽŶ͕ĂƐĂǀŝŶŐƐŽĨĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJΨϰϬϬ͕ϬϬϬ͘>ŝŬĞƚŚĞĨƵůůĐŽƐƚĞƐƟŵĂƚĞ͕ĂŶ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϰϲϳ͕ϬϬϬ ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐĂĚĚƐĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJΨϭŵŝůͲ dŚŝƐŽƉƟŽŶŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĐůĞĂƌŝŶŐǀĞŐĞƚĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞŽǀĞƌŐƌŽǁŶƌĂŝůĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͖ƌĞŵŽǀĂů ůŝŽŶ͕ďƌŝŶŐŝŶŐƚŚĞƚŽƚĂůĐŽƐƚŝŶƚŚŝƐƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽƚŽΨϮ͘ϴŵŝůůŝŽŶ͘ ŽĨƚƌĂĐŬĂŶĚƟĞƐ͖ĚƌĂŝŶĂŐĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐ͖ƉĂǀĞĚƉĂƚŚŽŶŐƌĂĚĞ͖ƌĞƚƌŽĮƚŽĨƚŚĞ ϭ͘ ŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ DĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌƌŝĚŐĞďĞŶĞĂƚŚZŽƵƚĞϰ͘ KƉƟŽŶ͗WĂƌĂůůĞůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ͚>ŽǁZŽƵƚĞ͛hŶĚĞƌZŽƵƚĞϰƌŝĚŐĞ

ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϯϲϱ͕ϬϬϬ

Ɛ��ŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϭ͕ϰϮϳ͕ϬϬϬ

dŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚ͕ŝƚǁŽƵůĚŽŶůLJŵĂŬĞƐĞŶƐĞƚŽĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ ĨƌŽŵDĂƐĐŽŵĂͬ,ŝŐŚͬDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚƚŽ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚ͘dŚĞĐŽƐƚƐŽĨƚŚĞ ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƌƉĂƚŚŚĞƌĞŝƐƋƵŝƚĞĂďŝƚůŽǁĞƌďĞĐĂƵƐĞƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞŝƐ͚ƚƌĂŝůƌĞĂĚLJ͛ǁŝƚŚ ƚƌĂĐŬƐĂŶĚƟĞƐƌĞŵŽǀĞĚ͘

dŚŝƐŝƐƚŚĞƉĂƌĂůůĞůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞ>ŽǁĞƌDĞĂĚŽǁƐĂŶĚĂƉĂƌĂůůĞůĂůŝŐŶͲ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Ϯ͘ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗^ůĂLJƚŽŶ,ŝůůZŽĂĚƚŽdŝŵŬĞŶWƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϯϯϰ͕ϬϬϬ ϯ͘ĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗dŝŵŬĞŶƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƌŝĚŐĞ KƉƟŽŶ͗hƐĞdžŝƐƟŶŐZĂŝůĞĚ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗ΨϯϵϮ͕ϬϬϬ KƉƟŽŶ͗WĂƌĂůůĞůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ͚>ŽǁZŽƵƚĞ͛hŶĚĞƌZŽƵƚĞϰƌŝĚŐĞ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϭ͕ϯϱϳ͕ϬϬϬ KƉƟŽŶ͗WĂƌĂůůĞůůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ͚,ŝŐŚZŽƵƚĞ͛ůŽŶŐZŽƵƚĞϰƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗Ψϭ͕ϵϬϴ͕ϬϬϬ ϰ͘tĞƐƚ^ĞŐŵĞŶƚ͗'ůĞŶZŽĂĚƌŝĚŐĞƚŽtĞƐƚďŽƌŽ ƐƟŵĂƚĞĚŽƐƚ͗ΨϳϮϮ͕ϬϬϬ

Debt Service /ĨƉĂƌƚŽƌĂůůŽĨƚŚĞĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĐŽƐƚƐĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞ DĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŝƐĮŶĂŶĐĞĚďLJƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƚŚƌŽƵŐŚďŽŶĚ ĮŶĂŶĐŝŶŐ͕ƚŚĞƌĞǁŝůůďĞĐŽƐƚƐĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚǁŝƚŚďŽƌƌŽǁŝŶŐƚŚĞŵŽŶĞLJĨŽƌƚŚŝƐ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘dŚĞĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞĚĐŽƐƚƚŽƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨƐĞƌǀŝĐŝŶŐƚŚŝƐĚĞďƚĂƌĞĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚĨŽƌ ĂĐŽƵƉůĞŽĨƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽƐƚŚĂƚǀĂƌLJƚŚĞĂƐƐƵŵƉƟŽŶƐŽĨǁŚĂƚĂŶĚŚŽǁŵƵĐŚŽĨƚŚĞ ƚŽƚĂůĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĐŽƐƚŝƐĮŶĂŶĐĞĚďLJƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘ĂĐŚĐŽƐƚƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽ ĂƐƐƵŵĞƐƚŚĞ͚ǁŽƌƐƚĐĂƐĞ͛ŽƌŚŝŐŚĞƐƚĐŽƐƚƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽŽĨΨϯ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶ͘dŚĞĐŽƐƚŽĨ ƚŚĞƚƌĂŝůŽŶƚŚĞƌĂŝůŐƌĂĚĞƚŽ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚĂŶĚƌĂŝůǁŝƚŚƚƌĂŝůĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚĂƚƚŚĞǁĞƐƚ ĞŶĚǁŽƵůĚďĞΨϮ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶ͘

ĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĐŽƐƚͿͲͲƚŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚLJŝĞůĚĂĚĞďƚƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĐŽƐƚƐŽĨΨϭϴϬ͕ϱϬϬŽǀĞƌ ϭϰLJĞĂƌƐ͘ ͻ ^ĐĞŶĂƌŝŽϮ͗&ŝŶĂŶĐŝŶŐƚŚĞĨƵůůΨϯ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĐŽƐƚŝŶϮϬϭϮͲͲƚŚŝƐ ǁŽƵůĚLJŝĞůĚĂŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚƚŽƚĂůĚĞďƚƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĐŽƐƚŽĨΨϭ͘ϳŵŝůůŝŽŶŽǀĞƌϮϬ LJĞĂƌƐ͘ ͻ ^ĐĞŶĂƌŝŽϯ͗WŚĂƐŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞĨƵůůΨϯ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĐŽƐƚŝŶϮϬϭϯͬϮϬϭϰ ͲͲƚŚŝƐǁŽƵůĚLJŝĞůĚĂŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚĚĞďƚƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĐŽƐƚŽĨΨϭ͘ϭŵŝůůŝŽŶŽǀĞƌϮϭ LJĞĂƌƐ͘

dŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚĞƐƟŵĂƚĞƐŽĨĚĞďƚƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĐŽƐƚƐĨŽƌƚŚƌĞĞƐĐĞͲ ŶĂƌŝŽƐ͗ ͻ ^ĐĞŶĂƌŝŽϭ͗&ŝŶĂŶĐŝŶŐϮϬйŽĨƚŚĞĨƵůůΨϯ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶ;ŽƌΨϲϴϬ͕ϬϬϬͿĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐͲ ƟŽŶĐŽƐƚ;ĂƐƐƵŵŝŶŐŐƌĂŶƚƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌƐŽƵƌĐĞƐŽĨĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĨŽƌϴϬйŽĨƚŚĞ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Operations and Maintenance Costs

^ĐĞŶĂƌŝŽϯ͗WĂǀĞĚ^ƵƌĨĂĐĞͲͲEŽWůŽǁŝŶŐ

dŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚĐŽƐƚĞƐƟŵĂƚĞƐĨŽƌĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚĂŶŶƵĂůŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘dŚĞƐĞĐŽƐƚƐǁĞƌĞĂůƐŽ ƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚŝŶǀĂƌŝŽƵƐƐĐĞŶĂƌŝŽƐƌĞŇĞĐƟŶŐĂƐƐƵŵƉƟŽŶƐƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐƚŚĞƐƵƌĨĂĐĞĂŶĚ ůĞǀĞůŽĨŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͕ĂƐĨŽůůŽǁƐ͗

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan 4. Implementing the Greenway /ƚǁŝůůƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĂĐŽŶĐĞƌƚĞĚĞīŽƌƚŽŶƚŚĞƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŽĂůŝͲ ƟŽŶƚŽŐĂƌŶĞƌĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͕ĨƵŶĚĂŶĚďƵŝůĚƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘

ƵŝůĚ^ƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌ^ƵƉƉŽƌƚĂŶĚŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐ &ŽƌĂůůƐĞŐŵĞŶƚƐ͕ƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŽĂůŝƟŽŶŵƵƐƚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽĐƵůƟǀĂƚĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐĂŶĚƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐƚŽĂƐƐŝƐƚŝŶƚŚĞƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶĂŶĚŵĂƌŬĞƟŶŐ ŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘tŝƚŚƚŚŝƐĐƟŽŶWůĂŶ͕ǁŚŝĐŚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂĐŽŶĐĞƉƚƵĂůƉůĂŶĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝŽŶĨŽƌƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͕ƚŚĞŽĂůŝƟŽŶĐĂŶďĞƩĞƌĐŽŶǀĞLJƚŽƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐŝŶĐůƵĚͲ ŝŶŐŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚĂůĂŐĞŶĐŝĞƐ͕ůĂŶĚŽǁŶĞƌƐ͕ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚƐ ƚŚĞǀŝƐŝŽŶĂŶĚƉůĂŶĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌ͘ůŽŶŐƚŚĞůĞŶŐƚŚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͕ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĂŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐƚŚĂƚŚĂǀĞĂĚŝƌĞĐƚŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚŝŶƚŚĞ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚŝƐƚƌĂŝů͘dŚĞŽĂůŝƟŽŶƐŚŽƵůĚǁŽƌŬǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƐĞƐƚĂŬĞŚŽůĚĞƌƐ ƚŽŝŵƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĞŝƌĂǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐ͕ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐƚŚĞŝƌĐŽŶĐĞƌŶƐĂŶĚĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞƚŚĞŵƚŽďĞ ŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŝŶƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶĂŶĚŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͘

&ƵŶĚŝŶŐKƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ 'ĞŶĞƌĂůůLJ͕ŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƐĂƌĞĨƵŶĚĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĂĐŽŵďŝŶĂƟŽŶŽĨůŽĐĂů͕ƐƚĂƚĞ͕ĂŶĚĨĞĚͲ ĞƌĂůƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ͘DĂŶLJĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĂŵŝŶŝŵƵŵůŽĐĂůŵĂƚĐŚ;Ğ͘Ő͕͘ϴϬй ĨĞĚĞƌĂůĨƵŶĚƐ͕ϮϬйůŽĐĂůͿ͘/ŶƐŽŵĞŝŶƐƚĂŶĐĞƐ͕ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐŚĂǀĞƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵůůLJůĞǀͲ ĞƌĂŐĞĚŐƌĂŶƚŵŽŶĞLJĨƌŽŵƉƌŝǀĂƚĞĨŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶƐŽƌƐƚĂƚĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĂƐĂŵĂƚĐŚĨŽƌ ŽƚŚĞƌĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ͘>ĂŶĚĚŽŶĂƟŽŶƐŽƌƚŽǁŶƉƵďůŝĐǁŽƌŬƐĐƌĞǁ͛ƐůĂďŽƌŵĂLJďĞ ĐŽƵŶƚĞĚĂƐůŽĐĂůŵĂƚĐŚƵŶĚĞƌƐŽŵĞĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ͘ ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ůĞĂĚĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ ĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ƉƵƌƐƵĞ Ă ǀĂƌŝĞƚLJ ŽĨ ĨƵŶĚŝŶŐ ƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ ĨŽƌ ůĂŶĚ ĂĐƋƵŝƐŝƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ͘ ZĞůŝĂŶĐĞ ŽŶ Ă ƐŝŶŐůĞ ĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƐŽƵƌĐĞĐĂŶůĞĂĚƚŽĂŵͬďƵƐƚĐLJĐůĞŽĨĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĂƐĨƵŶĚŝŶŐůĞǀĞůƐ ƐŚŝŌǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƉŽůŝƟĐĂůǁŝŶĚƐ͘dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐůŝƐƚŐŝǀĞƐŽǀĞƌǀŝĞǁŽĨƚŚĞŵĂũŽƌĨƵŶĚͲ ŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ͗

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December, 2010


Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan &ĞĚĞƌĂůWƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ

^ƚĂƚĞWƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ

&ĞĚĞƌĂůdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶŝůů

EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞZZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůdƌĂŝůƐWƌŽŐƌĂŵ'ƌĂŶƚƐ

dŚĞŽŶŐƌĞƐƐĂƉƉƌŽƉƌŝĂƚĞƐĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĨŽƌĨĞĚĞƌĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐĞǀĞƌLJϱ LJĞĂƌƐ͘dŚĞĨĞĚĞƌĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶďŝůůŚĂƐďĞĞŶƚŚĞƉƌŝŵĂƌLJƐŽƵƌĐĞĨŽƌŐƌĞĞŶͲ ǁĂLJƐĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶŵŽŶĞLJŝŶƌĞĐĞŶƚLJĞĂƌƐ͘sĂƌŝŽƵƐĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞ ůĞŐŝƐůĂƟŽŶƌĞůĂƚĞƚŽŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞ,ŝŐŚWƌŝŽƌŝƚLJWƌŽũĞĐƚƐ ;ĐŽŵŵŽŶůLJ ƌĞĨĞƌƌĞĚ ƚŽ ĂƐ ͞ĞĂƌŵĂƌŬƐ͟Ϳ͕ dƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ŶŚĂŶĐĞŵĞŶƚ 'ƌĂŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ^ĂĨĞZŽƵƚĞƐƚŽ^ĐŚŽŽůƐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ͘dŚĞƐĞĨƵŶĚƐĂƌĞĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞE,Kd͘dŚĞŶĞdžƚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶŶŚĂŶĐĞŵĞŶƚ'ƌĂŶƚĐLJĐůĞǁŝůůďĞƐƵŵŵĞƌ ϮϬϭϭ͘ĞƉĞŶĚŝŶŐŽŶƚŚĞĨĂƚĞŽĨƚŚĞĨĞĚĞƌĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ďŝůů͕ ƚŚĞƌĞŵĂLJďĞ ŐƌĞĂƚĞƌĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĨŽƌďŝĐLJĐůĞĂŶĚƉĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐ͘

EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨZĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐĂŶĚĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ;ZͿ ƵƌĞĂƵŽĨdƌĂŝůĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌƐZĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂůdƌĂŝůƐWƌŽŐƌĂŵ'ƌĂŶƚƐĨŽƌĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ ŽĨƚƌĂŝůƐŝŶEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͘ƉƉůŝĐĂŶƚƐŵĂLJƐƵďŵŝƚĂƌĞƋƵĞƐƚĨŽƌŐƌĂŶƚƐďĞƚǁĞĞŶ Ψϭ͕ϬϬϬĂŶĚΨϮϱ͕ϬϬϬ͘&ŽƌĞĂĐŚƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͕ƚŚĞŵĂdžŝŵƵŵZdWƐŚĂƌĞŝƐΨϮϱ͕ϬϬϬŽƌ ϴϬйŽĨƚŚĞƚŽƚĂůƉƌŽũĞĐƚǀĂůƵĞ͘dŚĞĂƉƉůŝĐĂŶƚŵƵƐƚƉůĞĚŐĞĂŵŝŶŝŵƵŵŽĨϮϬйŽĨ ƚŚĞƚŽƚĂůƉƌŽũĞĐƚǀĂůƵĞ͘

dŚĞĐƵƌƌĞŶƚŝƚĞƌĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĨĞĚĞƌĂůdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶŝůů͕ƚŚĞϮϬϬϱ^ĂĨĞ͕ĐĐŽƵŶƚͲ ĂďůĞ͕&ůĞdžŝďůĞ͕ĸĐŝĞŶƚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶƋƵŝƚLJĐƚ͗>ĞŐĂĐLJĨŽƌhƐĞƌƐ;^&dͲ >hͿĞdžƉŝƌĞĚŽŶ^ĞƉƚĞŵďĞƌϯϬ͕ϮϬϬϵ͘&ƵŶĚŝŶŐŚĂƐďĞĞŶĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚďLJĐŽŶƟŶƵͲ ŝŶŐƌĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐƵŶƟůƚŚĞŶĞdžƚĨĞĚĞƌĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶďŝůůŝƐĂƉƉƌŽǀĞĚ͘dŚĞŶĞdžƚ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶďŝůůŝƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJďĞŝŶŐĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚďLJŽŶŐƌĞƐƐ͘dŚŝƐƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƐĂŶ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJĨŽƌŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůŝƟĞƐƚŽĚŝƐĐƵƐƐŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞ,ŝŐŚWƌŝŽƌͲ ŝƚLJWƌŽũĞĐƚƐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ͘ ^ĂĨĞZŽƵƚĞƐƚŽ^ĐŚŽŽů

>ŽĐĂůWƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ ĂƉŝƚĂů/ŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚWƌŽŐƌĂŵƵĚŐĞƟŶŐ KŶĞĐŽŵŵŽŶĨŽƌŵŽĨĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĂƚƚŚĞůŽĐĂůůĞǀĞůŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂůůŽĐĂƟŽŶƐƚŽƚŚĞƉƌŽũͲ ĞĐƚĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞůŽĐĂůŝƚLJ͛ƐĐĂƉŝƚĂůŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ;/WͿ͘ ĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ/ŵƉĂĐƚ&ĞĞƐͬdžĂĐƟŽŶƐ /ŵƉĂĐƚĨĞĞƐĂƌĞĨĞĞƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚŽĨŶĞǁĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐŝƚĞƐ͕ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐ ĂŶĚͬŽƌĨƵŶĚƐĨŽƌƉƵďůŝĐŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐ;ƐƵĐŚĂƐƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJͿ͘EĞǁ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ ŵƵƐƚ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ƚŚĞ ƉƵďůŝĐ ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐ ŶĞĐĞƐƐĂƌLJ ƚŽ ĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƚĞ ĚĞŵĂŶĚďLJŶĞǁƵƐĞƌƐ͘>ŝŬĞƉƵďůŝĐƐƚƌĞĞƚƐ͕ŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶƐ͕ƐŝŐŶĂůƐ͕ĞƚĐ͘ƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ ZŝǀĞƌ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ǁŝůů ďĞ Ă ƌĞŐŝŽŶĂů ĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJ ƚŚĂƚ ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐĞƐ ďŽƚŚ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĚĞŵĂŶĚƐŝŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘

^ĂĨĞZŽƵƚĞƐƚŽ^ĐŚŽŽůŝƐĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƚŽĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶŝŶŬŝŶĚĞƌŐĂƌͲ ƚĞŶ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ĞŝŐŚƚŚ ŐƌĂĚĞ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ǁŝƚŚ ĚŝƐĂďŝůŝƟĞƐ͕ ƚŽ ǁĂůŬ Žƌ ƌŝĚĞ ďŝŬĞƐƚŽƐĐŚŽŽů͘dŚĞEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞKdĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌƐƚŚŝƐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵǁŚŝĐŚŝƐ DƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůŽŶĚƐ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞ&ĞĚĞƌĂů,ŝŐŚǁĂLJĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ͘'ƌĂŶƚƐĂƌĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞƚŽĐŽŵͲ ŵƵŶŝƟĞƐĨŽƌƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ͕ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐĞŵĞŶƚƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĂŶĚŝŶĨƌĂƐƚƌƵĐͲ DƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůŝƟĞƐŚĂǀĞĂĐĐĞƐƐƚŽƚŚĞĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůĮŶĂŶĐŝĂůŵĂƌŬĞƚƐǀŝĂďŽŶĚƐ͘hƐĞŽĨ ƚƵƌĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐƚŚĂƚŝŵƉƌŽǀĞǁĂůŬŝŶŐĂŶĚďŝĐLJĐůŝŶŐƌŽƵƚĞƐƚŽĞůĞŵĞŶƚĂƌLJƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͘ ƚŚŝƐĨƵŶĚŝŶŐŵĞĐŚĂŶŝƐŵŝƐĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚƵƉŽŶƐƚƌŽŶŐĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJƐƵƉƉŽƌƚŝŶŽƌĚĞƌƚŽ ƉĂƐƐƚŚĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚďŽŶĚƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĚƵŵ͘dŚŝƐŝƐĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚůLJƵƐĞĚƚŽŽďƚĂŝŶƚŚĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ ĞƐŝŐŶƌƚƐWƌŽŐƌĂŵ ůŽĐĂůŵĂƚĐŚĨŽƌƐƚĂƚĞĂŶĚĨĞĚĞƌĂůĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ͘ dŚĞEĂƟŽŶĂůŶĚŽǁŵĞŶƚĨŽƌƚŚĞƌƚƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐŐƌĂŶƚƐƚŽƐƚĂƚĞƐĂŶĚůŽĐĂůĂŐĞŶͲ ĐŝĞƐ͕ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƐĂŶĚŶŽŶƉƌŽĮƚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐĨŽƌƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐƚŚĂƚŝŶĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƚĞƵƌďĂŶ ĚĞƐŝŐŶ͕ŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐƉƌĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶ͕ƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ͕ĂƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƵƌĞ͕ůĂŶĚƐĐĂƉĞĂƌĐŚŝƚĞĐƚƵƌĞĂŶĚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚ ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͘ 'ƌĂŶƚƐ ƚŽ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ĂŐĞŶĐŝĞƐ ŵƵƐƚ ďĞ ŵĂƚĐŚĞĚ ďLJ Ă ϱϬͲƉĞƌĐĞŶƚ ůŽĐĂů ĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶ͘ŐĞŶĐŝĞƐĐĂŶƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƵƉƚŽΨϱϬ͕ϬϬϬ͘

'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJdƌƵƐƚ&ƵŶĚ ƐƚƌĂƚĞŐLJƵƐĞĚďLJƐŽŵĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƟĞƐŝƐƚŚĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶŽ��ĂƚƌƵƐƚĨƵŶĚĨŽƌůĂŶĚĂĐƋƵŝƐŝͲ ƟŽŶĂŶĚĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶ͘dŚĞƐĞĂƌĞƚLJƉŝĐĂůůLJĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌĞĚďLJĂŶŽŶͲƉƌŽĮƚŐƌŽƵƉ ŽƌďLJĂůŽĐĂůŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘dŚĞƐĞƚƌƵƐƚƐĐĂŶƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨĨƵŶĐƟŽŶƐ

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ƐƵĐŚĂƐƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJĂĐƋƵŝƐŝƟŽŶ͕ĨƵŶĚƌĂŝƐŝŶŐ͕ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͕ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJŽƵƚͲ ƌĞĂĐŚĂŶĚĂĚǀŽĐĂĐLJ͘DŽŶĞLJŵĂLJďĞĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞƚƌƵƐƚĨƵŶĚĨƌŽŵĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨ ƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚĞŵƵŶŝĐŝƉĂůŐĞŶĞƌĂůĨƵŶĚƐ͕ƉƌŝǀĂƚĞŐƌĂŶƚƐĂŶĚŐŝŌƐ͘

ĚŽƉƚͲͲdƌĂŝůWƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ dŚĞƐĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĂƌĞŽŌĞŶĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚĞƌĞĚďLJĂůŽĐĂůŐƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĂŶĚƵƐĞĚƚŽ ĨƵŶĚŶĞǁĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ͕ƌĞŶŽǀĂƟŽŶ͕ƚƌĂŝůďƌŽĐŚƵƌĞƐ͕ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶĂůŬŝŽƐŬƐ͕ĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌ ĂŵĞŶŝƟĞƐ͘dŚĞƐĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐĐĂŶĂůƐŽďĞĞdžƚĞŶĚĞĚƚŽŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƉŽŶƐŽƌƐŚŝƉŽĨƚƌĂŝůƐĞŐͲ ŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌŚŽƵƐĞŬĞĞƉŝŶŐŶĞĞĚƐ͘

WƌŝǀĂƚĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶƐ dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĂůƐŽŶƵŵĞƌŽƵƐƉƌŝǀĂƚĞĨŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶƐƚŚĂƚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĨŽƌƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐ͘dŚĞ DĂƐĐŽŵĂ ZŝǀĞƌ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ŝƐ Ă ĐĂƉŝƚĂů ŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐĞƐ ŶƵŵĞƌŽƵƐ ĂƌͲ ĞĂƐŽĨĐŽŶĐĞƌŶŽĨĐŚĂƌŝƚĂďůĞŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ͗ůŝǀĂďůĞƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͖ƉƵďůŝĐ ŚĞĂůƚŚ ĂŶĚ ĂĐƟǀĞ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ͖ ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐĞƐƐ ƚŽ ŽƉĞŶ ƐƉĂĐĞ͖ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͘

WĞƌŵŝƫŶŐ dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐƉĞƌŵŝƚƐǁŽƵůĚďĞĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚĨŽƌƚŚĞŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐͲ ĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͗ &ĞĚĞƌĂů x EW;EĂƟŽŶĂůŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůWŽůŝĐLJĐƚͿĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĐĂůdžĐůƵƐŝŽŶ͘ƐͲ ƐƵŵŝŶŐƐŽŵĞ&ĞĚĞƌĂůĨƵŶĚƐǁŝůůďĞƵƐĞĚĂůŽŶŐƚŚĞǁĂLJ͕ĂĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĐĂů džĐůƵƐŝŽŶƵŶĚĞƌEWƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚ͘dŚŝƐǁŝůůĐŽǀĞƌĂůŽƚŽĨ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐ^ĞĐƟŽŶϭϬϲĂŶĚϰ;ĨͿ͕ĞŶĚĂŶŐĞƌĞĚƐƉĞĐŝĞƐ͕ŚĂnjĂƌĚŽƵƐ ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐ͕ĞƚĐ͘ ^ƚĂƚĞ x EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂů^ĞƌǀŝĐĞƐtĞƚůĂŶĚƐWĞƌͲ ŵŝƚ͗ƐƐƵŵĞƐǁĞǁŽƵůĚďĞǁŽƌŬŝŶŐǁŝƚŚŝŶǁĞƚůĂŶĚƐƐŽŵĞǁŚĞƌĞĂůŽŶŐ ƚŚĞǁĂLJ͘

Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington/Arlington, Massachusetts (photo: Alta). This is one of the most popular rail trails in the country.

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan Action Plan dŚŝƐĐƟŽŶWůĂŶŝƐũƵƐƚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚƐƚĞƉŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƌƚŚĞƌĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂ ZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƚƌĂŝůƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͘dŚĞƚƌĂŝůǁŝůůďĞĂůŽŶŐͲƚĞƌŵ͕ŵƵůƟͲƉŚĂƐĞ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚůĞĚďLJƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕ŝŶĐŽŽƉĞƌĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚƐƚĂƚĞĂŶĚĨĞĚĞƌĂůĂŐĞŶͲ ĐŝĞƐ͘/ƚǁŝůůƌĞƋƵŝƌĞƚŚĞĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚŝŶǀŽůǀĞŵĞŶƚŽĨŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͕ĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐĂƚĂůůůĞǀĞůƐŽĨŐŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚĂŶĚĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJŐƌŽƵƉƐŝŶŽƌĚĞƌƚŽƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ ĂŶĚŐƵŝĚĞƚŚĞŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶĞīŽƌƚ͘dŚĞĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ͚ŶĞdžƚƐƚĞƉƐ͛ĂƌĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚͲ ĞĚŝŶŽƌĚĞƌƚŽŵŽǀĞƚŚĞĞīŽƌƚĨŽƌǁĂƌĚŝŶĂƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ͗ x ĚŽƉƚƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJĐƟŽŶWůĂŶ͗dŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂͲ ŶŽŶ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ĂĚŽƉƚ ĂŶĚ ƉƵƌƐƵĞ ĞŶĚŽƌƐĞŵĞŶƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĐƟŽŶ WůĂŶ ďLJ ƚŚĞŝƌŵŽƐƚƌĞůĞǀĂŶƚĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƐ͕ƐƵĐŚĂƐƚŚĞWůĂŶŶŝŶŐŽĂƌĚ͕ZĞĐƌĞͲ ĂƟŽŶŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͕WĞĚĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĂŶĚŝĐLJĐůĞĚǀŝƐŽƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͕ĂŶĚ ŽŶƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘dŚĞWůĂŶŶŝŶŐŽĂƌĚŚŽůĚƐĂŬĞLJƌŽůĞŝŶ ŝŵƉůĞŵĞŶƟŶŐƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJďLJĞŶƐƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĂƉƉƌŽǀĂůŽĨŶĞǁ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚƌĞŝŶĨŽƌĐĞƐƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉůĂŶĞŝƚŚĞƌ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚƐƚŽƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJďLJĂĚũŽŝŶŝŶŐĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͕ ŽƌƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐůŝŶŬĂŐĞƐ;ŝ͘Ğ͕͘ďŝŬĞůĂŶĞƐ͕ďŝŬĞƌĂĐŬƐ͕ƐŝĚĞǁĂůŬƐ͕ ĞƚĐ͘ͿĨƌŽŵŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐŝŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶĂƐĂƉĂƌƚŽĨŶĞǁĚĞͲ ǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ͘<ĞLJƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJƵŶĚĞƌƌĞǀŝĞǁ͕ŽƌĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚϯƚŽϱLJĞĂƌƐŝŶĐůƵĚĞ͗

Blackstone River Greenway, Rhode Island (photo: VHB)

x ůƚĞƌĂƟŽŶŽĨdĞƌƌĂŝŶ;ŽdͿ͗ŶŽdƉĞƌŵŝƚŝƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚŝĨŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶ ϱϬ͕ϬϬϬƐĨŽĨĐŽŶƟŐƵŽƵƐĂƌĞĂǁŝůůďĞĚŝƐƚƵƌďĞĚ͘ x ŽŵƉƌĞŚĞŶƐŝǀĞ^ŚŽƌĞůĂŶĚWƌŽƚĞĐƟŽŶĐƚ͗dŚĞ^WŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞͲ ŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌǁŽƌŬƚŚĂƚǁŝůůďĞĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚǁŝƚŚŝŶϱϬ;ǁĂƚĞƌĨƌŽŶƚďƵīĞƌͿ͕ ϭϱϬ;ŶĂƚƵƌĂůǁŽŽĚůĂŶĚďƵīĞƌͿĂŶĚͬŽƌϮϱϬ;ƉƌŽƚĞĐƚĞĚƐŚŽƌĞůĂŶĚͿĨĞĞƚŽĨ ƚŚĞŽƌĚŝŶĂƌLJŚŝŐŚǁĂƚĞƌŵĂƌŬŽĨƚŚĞƌŝǀĞƌ͘

R dǁŝŶ^ƚĂƚĞ^ĂŶĚĂŶĚ'ƌĂǀĞů R ZŝǀĞƌWĂƌŬĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ R ZĞĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚŽĨ'ůĞŶZŽĂĚ

>ŽĐĂů x ^ŝƚĞWůĂŶZĞǀŝĞǁ͘dŚĞŝƚLJǁŝůůƌĞǀŝĞǁƚŚĞƉůĂŶƐƚŽĞŶƐƵƌĞĐŽŶƐŝƐƚĞŶĐLJ ǁŝƚŚĂĚŽƉƚĞĚƉůĂŶƐĂŶĚƐŝƚĞƉůĂŶƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐƐƵĐŚĂƐƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ͘

R DŝƌĂĐůĞDŝůĞ^ŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĞŶƚĞƌZĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ R ZĞĚĞƐŝŐŶŽĨDĞĐŚĂŶŝĐ^ƚƌĞĞƚ

x tĞƚůĂŶĚƐ͘tŚĞƌĞƚƌĂŝůĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶǁŽƵůĚŝŵƉĂĐƚǁĞƚůĂŶĚƐ͕ƚŚĞŝƚLJ ǁŝůůƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĂtĞƚůĂŶĚƐƉĞƌŵŝƚ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan ƉƌŽũĞĐƚĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ͘EĞŝŐŚďŽƌŚŽŽĚĐůĞĂŶͲƵƉƐĂŶĚ͚ĂĚŽƉƟŽŶ͛ŽĨĨƵƚƵƌĞ ƚƌĂŝůƐĞĐƟŽŶƐĐĂŶŚĞůƉďƵŝůĚůŽŶŐͲƚĞƌŵƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͘&ƌĞƋƵĞŶƚƌŝďďŽŶĐƵƚͲ ƟŶŐƐ͕ĨĞƐƟǀĂůƐĂŶĚĞǀĞŶƚƐĐƌĞĂƚĞůŽŶŐͲƚĞƌŵǀŝƐŝďŝůŝƚLJĨŽƌƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘ ĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨŵĂƉƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌƉƌŽŵŽƟŽŶĂůŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůǁŝůůŚĞůƉƚŽ ƉƵďůŝĐŝnjĞƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞƚƌĂŝůĂŶĚďƵŝůĚĞdžĐŝƚĞŵĞŶƚ͘ĞůĞďƌĂƟŶŐĞǀĞƌLJŽƉͲ ƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ͕ŶŽŵĂƩĞƌŚŽǁƐŵĂůů͕ĐĂŶďĞũƵƐƚĂƐŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚĂƐĂŵĂũŽƌ ƌŝďďŽŶĐƵƫŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞĮŶŝƐŚĞĚƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘ x ĞŐŝŶŽŶǀĞƌƐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚEĞŐŽƟĂƟŽŶƐǁŝƚŚE,KdĂŶĚZZ͗džͲ ƚĞŶƐŝŽŶŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƚŽdŝŵŬĞŶĂŶĚtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶŝƐĂĐŽƌĞĞůĞͲ ŵĞŶƚŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͛ƐƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶŝŶĨƌĂƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞ͘dŚĞE,KdĂŶĚ ƚŚĞƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚŵƵƐƚƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJŝƐĂƌĞŐŝŽŶĂůƚƌĂŶƐͲ ƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶƚŚŽƌŽƵŐŚĨĂƌĞ͕ŵƵĐŚůŝŬĞĂĐŽůůĞĐƚŽƌƌŽĂĚ͕ƚŚĂƚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂ ǀŝƚĂůƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƚŚĂƚŝƐŶŽƚŽŶůLJůŽĐĂů͕ŝ͘Ğ͕͘>ĞďĂŶŽŶ ƚŽtĞƐƚ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕ďƵƚƌĞŐŝŽŶĂůĂƐǁĞůů͘dŚĞĐĞŶƚƌĂůƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞ 'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ ƚŚĂƚ ĞdžƚĞŶĚƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ dŝŵŬĞŶ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ͕ Ă ŵĂũŽƌ >ĞďĂŶŽŶ ĞŵƉůŽLJĞƌ͕ŝƐĂŶŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚƉŚĂƐĞŽĨƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚĂŶĚƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨ ƚŚĞĐŽƌƌŝĚŽƌŝƐŶŽƚƵŶĚĞƌĂƌĂŝůƌŽĂĚůĞĂƐĞĂŐƌĞĞŵĞŶƚ͘EĞŐŽƟĂƟŽŶƐ ǁŝƚŚE,KdĨŽƌƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐƚŚĞƌĞƐƚŽĨƚŚĞĞŶƚƌĂů^ĞŐͲ ŵĞŶƚĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJƵŶĚĞƌůĞĂƐĞƚŽƚŚĞZZ͕ďĞŐĂŶŝŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌϮϬϭϬ ǁŝƚŚĂǀĞƌLJƉŽƐŝƟǀĞŽƵƚůŽŽŬ͕ĂŶĚƐŚŽƵůĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞ͘

Bike bridge in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo: VHB).

x WƵƌƐƵĞWĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉƐĂŶĚ&ƵŶĚŝŶŐĨŽƌWŚĂƐĞ/ŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀͲ Ğƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͗&ŽĐƵƐŽŶĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĮƌƐƚƉŚĂƐĞŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞͲ ĞŶǁĂLJ ĨƌŽŵ ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ ^ƚƌĞĞƚ ƚŽ ^ůĂLJƚŽŶ ,ŝůů ZŽĂĚ͘  dŚĞ ŝƚLJ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ƉƵƌƐƵĞĨƵŶĚŝŶŐƚŽĚŽƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĚĞƐŝŐŶƉůĂŶƐĨŽƌƚŚŝƐƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚƌĂŝů͘ dŚŝƐƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌƐĞŐŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͕ĂƐŝƚƚƌĂǀĞƌƐĞƐĚŽǁŶƚŽǁŶ ĂŶĚůŝŶŬƐƚŽŶƵŵĞƌŽƵƐĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶƐ͕ŚŽůĚƐƚŚĞƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůƚŽďĞĂŚŝŐŚ ǀŝƐŝďŝůŝƚLJĂŵĞŶŝƚLJŝŶ>ĞďĂŶŽŶƚŚĂƚĐĂŶĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽĂƩƌĂĐƚĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ĂŶĚĂǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐŽĨƚŚĞůĂƌŐĞƌDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘^ƵƉͲ ƉŽƌƚ ĨŽƌ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚ ĂĐƟŽŶ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ůŽĐĂů ůĞǀĞů ǁŝůů ŐƌŽǁ ŽƵƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞƐĞ ǀŝƐŝďůĞƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĞƐƚŚĂƚŵŽǀĞƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚŽƌŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƉŝĞĐĞƐŽĨƚŚĞ

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x &ŝŶĚWƌŽũĞĐƚ͞ŚĂŵƉŝŽŶƐ͟ƚŽZĂŝƐĞǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐĂŶĚDŽŶĞLJ͗dŚĞŝƚLJ ŽĨ >ĞďĂŶŽŶ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ŝĚĞŶƟĨLJ ĂŶ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂů͕ ĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ Žƌ ĐŽŵŵŝƚͲ ƚĞĞƚŽŽǀĞƌƐĞĞƐƵďƐĞƋƵĞŶƚƐƚĞƉƐŝŶƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶ͕ĨƵŶĚŝŶŐĂŶĚŝŵƉůĞͲ ŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĨŽƌƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJƚƌĂŝů͘dŚŝƐǁŝůů ĞŶƐƵƌĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵŝƚLJ ŽĨ ĞīŽƌƚ ĞǀĞŶ ĂƐ ĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐ ĂŶĚ DĂLJŽƌĂů ĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶƐĐŚĂŶŐĞ͘&ƵŶĚƌĂŝƐŝŶŐ͕ŝŶƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌ͕ŝƐĂŶŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƚŚĂƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŐŝŶŝŵŵĞĚŝĂƚĞůLJ͘ƵƌƌĞŶƚĨƵŶĚŝŶŐŽƉƉŽƌͲ ƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ͗ ĨĞĚĞƌĂů ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ĨƵŶĚƐ͕ ƌĞŐŝŽŶĂů d/W ĨƵŶĚͲ ŝŶŐ͕ ĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐ ƐƟŵƵůƵƐͬd/'Z ŐƌĂŶƚƐ͕ ŶĂƟŽŶĂů ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂů ƚƌĂŝůƐ ŐƌĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚƐƚĂƚĞŽƉĞŶƐƉĂĐĞŐƌĂŶƚƐƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƉƵƌƐƵĞĚŽŶĂŶĂŶŶƵĂů ͬƐĞŵŝͲĂŶŶƵĂůďĂƐŝƐĂƐĂƉƉůŝĐĂďůĞ͘

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan x ƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĂWƵďůŝĐͲWƌŝǀĂƚĞͲEŽŶͲWƌŽĮƚWĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉ͗ƐƚĂďůŝƐŚŵĞŶƚŽĨ Ă͞&ƌŝĞŶĚƐŽĨƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJ͟ŶŽŶͲƉƌŽĮƚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ ĐĂŶďĞĂŶĞīĞĐƟǀĞĂĚǀŽĐĂƚĞĨŽƌƚŚĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͘/ŶĐŽŶũƵŶĐƟŽŶǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͞ŚĂŵƉŝŽŶ͕͟ƚŚŝƐŶŽŶͲƉƌŽĮƚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶĐĂŶĐŽŽƌĚŝŶĂƚĞǀŽůͲ ƵŶƚĞĞƌƐ͕ĚĞǀĞůŽƉĂŶ͚ĂĚŽƉƚͲĂͲŵŝůĞ͛ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵĂŶĚƌĂŝƐĞĨƵŶĚƐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ƐĂůĞ ŽĨ ƚƌĂŝů ĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ďĞŶĐŚĞƐ͕ ďƌŝĚŐĞƐ͕ ƚƌĂŝůŚĞĂĚƐ͕ ƉƵďůŝĐĂƌƚ͕ďŝŬĞƌĂĐŬƐĂŶĚƚƌĞĞƐ͘

tŝƚŚƚŚĞƐĞĂĐƟŽŶƐŵŽǀŝŶŐĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ͕ƚŚĞDĂƐĐŽŵĂZŝǀĞƌ'ƌĞĞŶǁĂLJǁŝůůďĞĂƐŝŐͲ ŶŝĮĐĂŶƚ ĂƐƐĞƚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ƌĞŐŝŽŶ͛Ɛ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͕ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐ͘ dŚĞ ƚƌĂŝů ǁŝůů ĞŶŚĂŶĐĞ ŶŽŶͲŵŽƚŽƌŝnjĞĚ ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ĂŶĚ ďƌŝŶŐ Ă ƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂů ĂŵĞŶŝƚLJĂŶĚĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĂƐƐĞƚƚŚĂƚǁŝůůďĞŶŽƚŽŶůLJĂƐŽƵƌĐĞŽĨůŽĐĂůƉƌŝĚĞďƵƚǁŝůů ƌŝǀĂůĂŶLJƐƵĐŚĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞƐƚĂƚĞŽĨEĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ͘

Norwottock Rail Trail in Northhampton, Massachusetts (photo: ORW).

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Mascoma River Greenway Action Plan References ŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶŽĨ^ƚĂƚĞ,ŝŐŚǁĂLJĂŶĚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶKĸĐŝĂůƐ;^,dKͿ ;ϭϵϵϵͿ͘'ƵŝĚĞĨŽƌƚŚĞĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨŝĐLJĐůĞ&ĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͘;tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕͗ ŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶŽĨ^ƚĂƚĞ,ŝŐŚǁĂLJĂŶĚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶKĸĐŝĂůƐͿ ĂŬĞƌ͕>ŝŶĚĂ;ϮϬϬϵͿ͘,ŽǁƚŽ'ĞƚDŽƌĞŝĐLJĐůŝƐƚƐŽŶƚŚĞZŽĂĚ͗dŽŽŽƐƚhƌďĂŶ ŝĐLJĐůŝŶŐ͕&ŝŐƵƌĞKƵƚtŚĂƚtŽŵĞŶtĂŶƚ͘^ĐŝĞŶƟĮĐŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ͕KĐƚŽďĞƌϭϲ͕ ϮϬϬϵ͘ ŽƵůĚĞƌ͕ŝƚLJŽĨ;ϮϬϬϰͿ͘DŽĚĂů^ŚŝŌŝŶƚŚĞŽƵůĚĞƌsĂůůĞLJ͕ϭϵϵϬƚŽϮϬϬϯ͘;ŽƵůͲ ĚĞƌ͗ŝƚLJŽĨŽƵůĚĞƌͿ ŽƵŵĂ͕&ƌĂŶŬĂŶĚ&ĂLJĞůĞĂǀĞůĂŶĚ;ϮϬϬϴͿ͘/ŵƉĂĐƚŽĨŝĐLJĐůŝŶŐ&ĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐŽŶ ŽŵŵƵƚĞDŽĚĞ^ŚĂƌĞ͘hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJŽĨDŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂ͕,ƵŵƉŚƌĞLJ/ŶƐƟƚƵƚĞŽĨWƵďůŝĐ īĂŝƌƐ͕^ƚĂƚĞĂŶĚ>ŽĐĂůWŽůŝĐLJƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ͘;^ƚ͘WĂƵů͗DŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨ dƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶͿ͘

EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ;ϮϬϬϱͿ͘EĞǁ,ĂŵƉƐŚŝƌĞ^ƚĂƚĞ dƌĂŝůƐWůĂŶ͘ WƵĐŚĞƌ͕:ŽŚŶĂŶĚƵĞůĞƌ͕ZĂůƉŚ;ϮϬϬϴͿ͘DĂŬŝŶŐLJĐůŝŶŐ/ƌƌĞƐŝƐƟďůĞ͗>ĞƐƐŽŶƐ ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞEĞƚŚĞƌůĂŶĚƐ͕ĞŶŵĂƌŬĂŶĚ'ĞƌŵĂŶLJ͘dƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚZĞǀŝĞǁƐϮϴ͗ϰ͘ DŽƌƌŝƐ͕,ƵŐŚ;ϮϬϬϬͿ͘ZĂŝůƐǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝůƐ͗ĞƐŝŐŶ͕DĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚĂŶĚKƉĞƌĂƟŶŐ ŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝƐƟĐƐŽĨϲϭdƌĂŝůƐůŽŶŐĐƟǀĞZĂŝůƌŽĂĚƐ͘ZĂŝůƐͲƚŽͲdƌĂŝůƐŽŶƐĞƌǀĂŶĐLJ͘ h^ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶ;ϮϬϬϮͿ͘ZĂŝůƐǁŝƚŚdƌĂŝůƐ͗>ĞƐƐŽŶƐ>ĞĂƌŶĞĚ͕ >ŝƚĞƌĂƚƵƌĞZĞǀŝĞǁ͕ƵƌƌĞŶƚWƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ͕ŽŶĐůƵƐŝŽŶƐ͘tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕͘ sĂŶĚĞWŽůů͕ZŝĐŬ͕ĐŽƐLJƐƚĞŵDĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚŽŶƐƵůƚĂŶƚƐ;ϮϬϭϬͿ͘EĂƚƵƌĂů>ĞďĂͲ ŶŽŶ͕ZĞƐƵůƚƐŽĨƚŚĞWŚĂƐĞ//EĂƚƵƌĂůZĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ/ŶǀĞŶƚŽƌLJŽĨƚŚĞŝƚLJŽĨ>ĞďĂŶŽŶ͕ E,͘ĞŶƚĞƌ^ĂŶĚǁŝĐŚ͕E,͘ ŚĂŶŐ͕ŚĞŶ͕>ĂŶĐĞ:ĞŶŶŝŶŐƐ͕>ŝƐĂƵůƚŵĂŶͲ,Ăůů;ϮϬϭϬͿ͘ƐƟŵĂƟŶŐdŽƵƌŝƐŵ džƉĞŶĚŝƚƵƌĞƐĨŽƌƚŚĞƵƌůŝŶŐƚŽŶtĂƚĞƌĨƌŽŶƚWĂƚŚĂŶĚƚŚĞ/ƐůĂŶĚ>ŝŶĞdƌĂŝů͘hŶŝͲ ǀĞ��ƐŝƚLJŽĨsĞƌŵŽŶƚdƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĂƟŽŶZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĞŶƚĞƌ͘ƵƌůŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕sĞƌŵŽŶƚ͘

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