Scope: Master Planning, Fund-raising, Grant Writing, & Education
Duration: 1996 – present
The Mattapoisett Bike Path project consists of the design and construction of a regional link in a bicycle path/multipurpose trail. The proposed path will be constructed on an abandoned railroad bed comprised of four segments.The total project length is 4.3 miles. The proposed bicycle path’s width is 12 feet. The project is consistent with the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act transportation plan to provide an alternative means of conveying traffic both regionally and locally within the Town of Mattapoisett, and connecting the existing 3.5 mile Phoenix Trail to the proposed 3 mile trail in Marion. The facility provides a method to traverse the length of Mattapoisett with minimal motor vehicle conflict. The facility is designed and constructed to conform to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This project will provide a safe, handicapped accessible bike and pedestrian area for a diversified group of people, including; bicyclists, joggers, wheelchairs, pedestrians, and baby carriages. By linking up with Fairhaven and Marion, the project will also give access to commercial, recreational, and cultural activities in those towns as well.
Stephen L. Kelleher, AIA
Bike Path Committee Chairman
Town of Mattapoisett