03 – Why is the Town of Sudbury considering construction of a rail trail?
Some residents and town officials perceive that the rail trail has the potential to enhance the quality of life in Sudbury and provide increased recreational opportunities and an off-road corridor for non-motorized transportation. The consideration of a rail trail has new emphasis because nearby towns are now actively pursuing the construction of a rail trail along their sections of the unused north-south rail bed.
The construction of a rail trail is prominent in the Open Space Master Plan and the ΓÇ£Sustainable SudburyΓÇ¥ Master Plan (http://www.town.sudbury.ma.us/committees/committee_documents.asp?dept=Planning). Trail construction is a key factor in Section 5. ΓÇ£Transportation ElementΓÇ¥ and summarized under ΓÇ£Transportation Goals, Objectives and Implementation Strategies.ΓÇ¥