Elevated Multi Use Path Along Buzzards Bay in New Bedford, Ma

The hurricane barrier was built in the early 1960’s to protect the many textile mills that were the heart and soul of the city. These mills are also the reason that the New Bedford harbor area of Buzzards Bay is a super fund clean up site.

John Mitchell the new mayor is a very environment friendly politician.  He is also a proponent of public transportation and alternate transportation. Bicycle being at the top of the list.  Since Mayor Mitchell took office two years ago, bicycle infrastructure has improved dramatically with sharrows, wider streets and designated bike lanes.

Road Sharing arrows.

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The latest project is a multi use path built on top of the hurricane barrier. It’s not a long path but have no doubt that this will be the most popular walking and biking area in the city during the spring and summer months.

Biker climbing the north entrance with the off shore wind turbine staging area  under construction in the background.

Looking north with Buzzards Bay on the right

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Biker climbing the north entrance with the off shore wind turbine staging area under construction in the background.

Offshore wind turbine staging area under construction

Offshore wind turbine staging area under construction

South end of the elevated path

South end of the elevated path

Fort Taber in the far backgound

Looking south from the north entrance of the path

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2 thoughts on “Elevated Multi Use Path Along Buzzards Bay in New Bedford, Ma

  1. This is along side of the designated bike route around the peninsula that is the south end of New Bedford. It’s a safe and easy ride that connects to the Fairhaven and Mattapoisett bike paths. Actually this is part of the route that the Buzzard’s Bay Coalition used for their annual ride that began at Horseneck Beach and ended in Falmouth.

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