Public Property Comm. Discusses Bike Trail, Selling City Assets Online

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Bike To The Sea Board Member Steve Winslow


These clips contain two agenda items from the City Council’s Public Property Committee meeting on September 27th, 2011.

In the first clip, the committee weighs the selling city property through an online service.


This clip contains the discussion over possible liability issues with the proposed bike trail through Lynn. Bike to the Sea needs the city on board to finish a Northern Strand Community Trail connecting “Everett, Malden, Saugus, Revere and Lynn to the sea and Boston.”


Proposed bike trail, sections of which are already approved with work underway


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  8 comments for “Public Property Comm. Discusses Bike Trail, Selling City Assets Online

  1. Anonymous
    October 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I disagree.

  2. Anonymous
    September 30, 2011 at 9:58 am

    What does a “metadone” clinic have to do with a trail for bicyclists and joggers, exactly? How does advocating for a bike trail coincide with advocating for a clinic?

    These things are just a bit..unrelated.

  3. Comprop69
    September 30, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I taught i taw a metadone clinic. I did, I did!

  4. Capt1029
    September 29, 2011 at 6:33 am

    what town do these “Advocates” come from ? same as “Advocates” for metadone clinic? WTF

  5. MaryE
    September 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I would like to amend my comment below to say there is contamination in the soil. As diesel locomotive use increased, contamination from oil and diesel leaks became increasingly common on the site.   Sources of the leaks included oil dripping from trains during maintenance, leaks from above-ground tanks and pipes, and overflowing fuel during the refueling of the locomotives.   Covering the path with stone dust or asphalt is a solution aided by time. The Mayor can negotiate an agreeable contract with the state to move the path forward so that the area gets cleaned and used.

  6. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Someone suggested hands had not been greased.

  7. Msg10000
    September 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    anything new??? this city as you will find s”””ks doesn;t want anything new .I have lived in 01901 fotr 17 years ,emty promises

  8. MaryE
    September 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you Seth – I am so glad you were there last night. Building that bike path (greenway) in West Lynn will improve ALL Lynn – you cannot develop downtown or waterfront and totally ignore a whole area of the city. A liability insurance policy is a small price for a project that will cost the city little or nothing. Rep. Steve Walsh, Sen. Tom McGee and most of the councilors agree that we should move forward now while the grant money is there – who knows what is available in 2 or more years! A path to the college and new ferry would be such a plus. Food Project and community gardens along the path would help keep area clean and beautiful. I am so disappointed that the Mayor did not want to discuss the benefits and need of improving our city. AND there is no proof that there is any contamination – surely it is easy enough to test on our own. When Debbie Walsh was councilor I understand she pushed for this – 10 years later and no one has moved forward with it? What is this city waiting for?

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