The Minuteman Bikeway passes by Spy Pond over an old railway bridge. Nov. 5, 2010.The Minuteman Bikeway passes by Spy Pond over an old railway bridge. / Benn Craig photo

Five new locations support sustainable transportation plan

Arlington Public Works and Facilities departments over the summer installed several new bicycle racks around town.

The new racks were installed at Arlington High School, Ottoson Middle School, Buzzell Field Park, Hill’s Hill and Wellington Park. 

“The installation of these bicycle racks aligns with many goals of the Connect Arlington Sustainable Transportation Plan,” said Jim Feeney, deputy town manager/operations, in a town news release. “I greatly appreciate the work of Public Works and Facilities for their installation, and the town is actively looking at other areas to expand bicycle infrastructure in town.” 

“The bike racks are especially welcomed by students,” said Brian Meringer, principal of Ottoson Middle School. “Many students use bikes as their mode of transportation to school, so it has been incredibly helpful for them to have somewhere to safely secure their bikes.” 

 Adopted by the Select Board in 2021, the Connect Arlington Sustainable Transportation Plan is a 20-year strategy (2021-2041) to ensure that residents,  workers, business owners and visitors are provided a safe, reliable, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all people of all ages and abilities.

Creating a low-stress bicycle network, a transit-rich environment and a system that reduces the climate impacts from travel in Arlington are just a few objectives of the plan. 

May 20, 2021: Town named silver-level bicycle-friendly community

This news announcement was published Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, based on information from the Town of Arlington.