Stretch from the Woburn Street crossing to Seasons Four will be closed for the next three weeks.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Stretch will be closed for three weeks beginning next Monday, May 13.
It’ll miss Lexington’s Bike Walk ‘N Bus week, but the latest Minuteman Bikeway closure comes just in time for the Bay State Bike Week. According to announcements from the town, the section of the Minuteman Bikeway from Seasons Four to the Woburn Street crossing will be closed for about three weeks beginning next Monday, May 13. The closure, to be in effect 24/7, will allow work that “entails the replacement of a collapsed culvert causing local property flooding,” a town announcement said. For more information about the project, check out the town website. During the closure, a bi-directional bikeway detour with signage will be provided for riders. According to the detour sketch—which is posted as a PDF to your right—it appears barrels …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Draft plan recommendations for improving the commuter bikeway will be available for review at an open house this Sunday, May 5, in Lexington.
Lexington, along with Arlington and Bedford, have been working with a consultant to develop plans for improving the Minuteman Bikeway, which runs through the three towns. The review, underwritten by a Recreational Trails Program grant, has thus far included a review of the current condition by Toole Design Group and feedback from users. One way to weigh in was a two-page user questionnaire seeking user input about signage, crossings and trailside amenities. Tomorrow will offer another opportunity for bikeway users to provide some input. This Sunday, May 5, there will be an open house at the Lexington Depot, and draft plan recommendations will be available for review. According to an event flyer, the recommendations include: The open …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Seven days of events encouraging locals to look past the standard 'planes, trains and automobiles' and celebrating alternative options like Lexpress, walking paths and the Minuteman Bikeway.
Next Sunday begins Lexington’s first-ever “Bike Walk ‘n Bus Week,” featuring seven days of events and activities meant to celebrate and promote the alternative transportation options available here in town. From May 5 through May 11, a schedule of events ranging from power walks to an Amazing Revolutionary Race to a charity bike ride for Neighbor Brigade, aim to turn residents’ attention toward the Lexington’s bike paths, public transportation options and 94 miles of sidewalk as viable alternatives to a car when it comes to getting around town. “The overall purpose of the event is to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources we have available in town,” explained Jeanette Rebecchi, the town’s transportation services …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Selectmen Meet Tonight: The Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes a the Lexpress Pilot program, a policy for plowing the Minuteman Bikeway, a tax classification hearing and a presentation on the Community Center Task Force's final report. 2. Lexington Youth Lacrosse Spring Registration: Registration is now open to the general public for Lexington Youth Lacrosse. The spring season runs from March through mid-June, and all Lexington residents in grades 1 through 8 are eligible to play. Online registration as well as complete program descriptions by grade and gender are posted over at www.lexingtonlax.org. 3. Other Public Meetings: According to the town website, other…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A quick look at five things to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Budget Summit: The first joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School, Appropriation and Capital Expenditures committees is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight at the DPW Building and the agenda includes a fiscal 2014 budget/financial discussion, an overview of the town's financial condition, a revenue and expenditures forecast for FY14-FY16 and a talk of policy issues related to the fiscal 2014 budget, among other items. 2. Minuteman Bikeway Questionnaire: A review of the Minuteman Bikeway is underway and local cyclists are invited to weigh in with opinions about things like crossings, signage and trailside amenities by completing this two-page, online questionnaire. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, other …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Take a questionnaire and have your voice heard as part of a grant-supported review of the Minuteman Bikeway.
A review of the Minuteman Bikeway is underway and local cyclists are invited to weigh in with opinions about things like crossings, signage and trailside amenities by completing a two-page, online questionnaire. According to Peggy Enders, chairwoman of the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, a Recreational Trails Program grant is underwriting a review of the Minuteman Bikeway on behalf of the towns of Lexington, Arlington and Bedford. Lexington is administering the grant on behalf of the three towns. Toole Design Group (TDG) was hired over the summer and has begun its review of current conditions on and near the 10-plus miles of the bikeway stretching through the three towns. As part of that review, TDG developed a two-page user …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The votes, comments and reviews have been tallied and Lexington Patch readers have picked their favorite way to spend Memorial Day.
According to the 13 voters who weighed in this week on our Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll, a ride on the Minuteman Bikeway is the best way to spend Memorial Day around Lexington. The bikeway received six votes, followed by the second choice, a cookout with friends and family, which received four votes, and the town's Memorial Day Oservances, which got three votes. Best of Patch Readers' Choice 2012 is going on summer hiatus; this will be the last poll contest for a while. We plan to be back in the fall with more contests that highlight our local businesses and places — so you can find the 'best of' Lexington. Also in the fall we will be honoring the winners of our past three month's worth of Best of Patch Readers' Choice contests. In …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A look at what's going in and around Lexington this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington. 1. Lexington High School Performance of "Urinetown" Where/When: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 Why Go: It's Lexington High's take on this satirical, comedic musical in which a urinal custodian leading rebellion in a Gotham-like futurecity where drought has lead to pay-to-pee private toilets. Pricing: $15 2. The Cure Is Coming 5k and ALS Awareness Walk Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Emergency repairs will remedy a collapsing culvert causing a dangerous situation between Bedford Street and Hartwell Avenue.
The Town Engineers have announced that the Minuteman Bikeway between Bedford Street and Hartwell Avenue, which was closed Wednesday afternoon because of a collapsed culvert, will continue to be closed as the sinkhole repair continues. For public safety reasons, the Bikeway between Hartwell Avenue and Bedford Street will be closed until repairs are complete. At the present time, they estimate that this section will reopen on Thursday, May 3. Posted at 4:33 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. A collapsing culvert forcing the closure a portion of the Minuteman Bikeway near Hartwell Avenue. The stretch of the bikeway from Bedford Street to Hartwell Avenue will be closed Thursday, April 26 until further notice as a contractor works to repair the …