Lincoln Road Sidewalk Construction: A new sidewalk was installed on Lincoln Road early this year correcting an existing connectivity gap in the Lincoln Station area.
Residents of The Ryan Estate, a nearby senior residential development, must walk in the roadway shoulder at this location to access nearby businesses and services, including the MBTA Commuter Rail-Fitchburg Line. These residents have expressed safety concerns and several report limiting their walking trips due to this condition. Students also walk and bike along Lincoln Road to access the Town’s Public Schools and Lincoln Station stores and restaurants. Completion of this sidewalk will improve safety for these students and our seniors.
Connecting the sidewalk at this “missing link” was identified as a goal in our Complete Streets Public Forums. It is also identified as a high priority with a high MAPC Local Access Score as it provides access for seniors who attend church, shop at the local grocery store, and visit surrounding amenities. In addition to serving the needs of seniors and students, this sidewalk will improve access for the general public to the Village Center (Lincoln Station), Schools, Commuter Rail, and area attractions such as Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Sanctuary and Codman Community Farms.