Cochituate Rail Trail
Extending from Saxonville to the intersection of Speen Street and Cochituate Road, the Cochituate Rail Trail follows a stretch of train line which had fallen into disuse. The Regional Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) supplemented an existing DPW project with $600,000 in grant money to clear and surface the route while also adding amenities. In 2015, a paved, well-marked road dedicated to bicycles and pedestrians opened, stretching across Framingham.
Building upon this success, the Town of Natick is in the process of developing its own stretch of the Rail Trail. Once this addition is complete, the Trail will reach Downtown Natick and provide an alternative route to the Boston/Worcester Commuter Line.