Built in 1992 by the State of Massachusetts on an inactive railroad line, the Minuteman Bikeway travels from Bedford…More through Lexington and Arlington, before connecting to the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge.
The 11-mile bikeway, which is managed and maintained by the four communities through which it passes, is 12 feet wide and paved asphalt on the entire route. Bicycling, walking, jogging, in-line skating, cross-country skiing are allowed; no motorized vehicles are allowed except for powered wheelchairs. The bikeway is plowed during the winter in Arlington and Lexington.
In Lexington, the Bikeway is overseen by the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, via the Board of Selectmen's Office. In 2008, the Minuteman Bikeway inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.