Support the Belmont Community Path

Support the Belmont Community Path Template

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Subject: Belmont Community Path


Dear Mr. Matt Genova,

I’m writing to voice my support for the Belmont Community Path and request that the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization provide Transportation Improvement Program funding for the project as soon as possible.

I’m looking forward to the Belmont Community Path because…[INSERT ONE OR MORE REASONS LISTED BELOW]

-the path and railroad underpass creates safe routes to school for children.
-the path will improve my commute by providing a direct walkable/bikeable connection to Alewife Station or Belmont Center Station.
-the path will provide an accessible connection to Belmont Center for shopping and dining.
-the path connection with Concord Ave. provides great access to Belmont Public Library, Belmont Underwood Pool, Belmont Center Post Office, and the MBTA 74/75 Bus Lines
-the railroad underpass component of the project will allow my child to walk or bike to Belmont Middle and High School safety.
-the project will improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians crossing Brighton Street in Belmont.
-the path will connect with the region's bicycle and pedestrian network including the Fitchburg Cutoff, Minuteman Bikeway, Somerville Community Path, and Watertown-Cambridge Greenway
-the path will fill a critical gap between Cambridge and Waltham on Massachusetts Central Rail Trail.
-the path will offer recreational opportunities for me and my family.
-the path will enable me to bike to Downtown Boston almost entirely off-road.
-the path will reduce auto usage and carbon emissions in Belmont, and the surrounding region.
-the drainage enhancements proposed for the project will reduce flooding and improve climate resiliency.
-the project will create new public space in Belmont Center.


Additionally, I’m looking forward to the path because…[INSERT ANOTHER REASON IF APPLICABLE].


Thank you for your consideration.




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