Greenough Boulevard is twice as wide as needed to accommodate all traffic.

Greenough Boulevard crowds the river's edge and degrades the experience for park visitors.

By committing half the road to recreational use, there is ample room for walkers, runners, and cyclists. (Artist's rendering)

This is one of the most bucolic stretches of the Charles River Basin.

Pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are all crowded to the shore where erosion results.

For half a century Greenough Boulevard has posed a serious threat to pedestrians and cyclists. Its excessive widths encourage speeding and make crossing the parkway dangerous. Its seven+ acres of pavement drain directly to the Charles River degrading water quality.

Putting Greenough Boulevard on a "road diet" will eliminate up to half of the pavement along the river, increase landscaped parkland and make room for a brand new recreational path which when linked with Herter Park paths will form one of the best walking and running loops in Greater Boston. A  curving, tree-lined path along this stretch of the river would be among the most beautiful in the Charles River Basin. All of this can be done with no significant reduction in traffic carrying capacity on Greenough Boulevard.

 

Located on the Charles River between the Eliot Bridge and the Arsenal Street Bridge.
2012
Initiated conceptual study and solicited input. Based on findings negotiated a memorandum of agreement with the DCR to proceed with design and construction as a private/public initiative.
$500,000 pledged to project
$800,000 to $1,100,000 projected
Draft Memorandum of Agreement completed and design contract set.
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.