The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has updated their interactive Trailmap, the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of biking and walking trails in Massachusetts.
This new-and-improved version of Trailmap allows users to search by address to find trails near them and provides easy access to detailed maps of foot trails, bicycle facilities, and multi-use paths. Users can see all existing paths and toggle on maps showing paths that are in development. This can be a useful planning and assessment tool for age- and dementia friendly communities seeking to improve access to such outdoor transportation and recreational opportunities.
Most of the trails in the map are in the 101 cities and towns that comprise MAPC’s region. The hope is that cyclists, walkers, and others looking for new trails will use the tool to explore new haunts and plan routes, and make suggestions to include more data in the map. To find out how to access editing functions, email David Loutzenheiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those outside the MAPC service area, contact your regional planning agency to find out if there are more trails and facilities in your region – either in existence or in development.