Last week the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the City of Everett hosted a public meeting that unveiled the design for the Mystic River pedestrian and bicycle bridge. This bridge will connect Everett, Somerville, Boston and other communities connected by the Northern Strand Community Trail. Further extension of the path to Wynn Boston Harbor and over the Mystic River to Assembly Row will transform the regional bicycle and walking network, allowing residents throughout Everett and the North Shore to walk or ride to downtown Boston safely.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to thank Wynn Resorts and Governor Baker in promoting this project. The connection to the Orange Line will provide economic and social opportunities and better access to services, employment and investment opportunities. This development will enable my administration to continue focusing on creating a transportation network that will serve us now and in the future.”
As Everett is the only urban community bordering Boston that is linked to the transit system only by bus, the DeMaria administration continues to develop creative and innovative approaches when it comes to transportation. The administration has been working with neighboring communities and the MBTA to secure major investments in the transit system to provide connections to both the orange and silver lines that Everett so desperately needs. These options would not only serve Everett residents, but also remove tens of thousands of cars from our streets.
DeMaria also stated, “We are committed to working with the Baker administration and neighboring communities to ensure that this a priority on both the state and regional level.”