BOSTON- MULTI-USE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION (SOUTH BAY HARBOR), FROM ALBANY STREET AT UNION PARK STREET TO DORCHESTER AVENUE, INCLUDES TRAVELER STREET AND WEST 4TH STREET
The South Bay Harbor Trail Project provides a trail system including a multi-use trail and a pedestrian trail originating at Ruggles Station and connecting to the Fort Point Channel. In some locations these trails are separated and in some locations they are joined, particularly at roadway intersections and in the more urban stretches of the corridor. The South Bay Harbor Trail can be characterized as a trail system accommodated within public roadway right of way, upon public sidewalks and upon Chapter 91 access corridors across private property. The project proposes to accomplish the following: Reconstruct existing trails because of wear and tear of these existing features using appropriate design criteria; Improve dimensioning and placement of the trails as allowed within the available ROW to achieve appropriate design criteria for trails; Improve accessibility with expanded ramps at roadway intersections and other necessary locations; Utilize existing traffic control systems to facilitate safe travel by trail users; Improve landscape features; Add safety features, including lighting, as needed; Add trail equipment to accentuate usage (benches, bike racks, etc.); Mark trails with the use of appropriate travel signage, striping and markings.