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MassDOT: alternative transportation

MassDOT is committed to investing in alternate transportation networks to reduce greenhouse emissions and encourage healthy lifestyles. Multiple laws, policies and initiatives help invest dollars in projects like the Groveland Community Trail.

  • Rail trail / shared-use path project friendly policies

    • Healthy Transportation Policy: this directive formalizes MassDOT’s commitment to the implementation and maintenance of Healthy Transportation modes, which is defined as walking, bicycling, and public transit.

    • GreenDot: this policy’s goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote alternative healthy transportation options of walking, bicycling, and public transit, while supporting smart growth development.


  • Shared-use path initiatives:

    • Bay State Greenway: 788 miles of proposed shared-use paths in Massachusetts across seven corridors & multiple feeder networks.

    • BSG 100: a list of priority shared-use path projects that would increase the existing BSG by approximately 100 miles.


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