Massachusetts has over 4,000 miles of state-owned trails and hundreds more owned by municipalities. The vast majority of districts have at least part of a DCR trail within its boundaries. Our state's trails are varied, ranging from the dunes of the Sandy Point Beach Reservation in Ipswich, to the paved 10-mile Minuteman Bikeway in my own district of Lexington, to the newly-expanded Ashuwillitook Rail Trail in Berkshire County.
Now more than ever, we are learning the massive public health, environmental, and transportation benefits of biking and walking. Conversely, we are seeing the harm that unequal access to nature, exercise, and leisure can cause. Because of this, I am excited to announce that Senator Brendan Crighton (Boston) and I have re-launched the legislative Trails Caucus.
Priority Legislation: H.769/S.446 An Act Expanding Access to Trails for People of All Abilities
H769/S446 An Act Expanding Access to Trails (Ciccolo and Comerford)