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Arboretum Link / Roslindale Gateway Path

The proposed path will be between Forest Hills Station and Roslindale Village. The path will provide off-street walking and bicycling.

This project will extend the Southwest Corridor path into Roslindale Village. The proposed route connects with the Casey Arborway paths and existing Blackwell Path. The path will go through the Arnold Arboretum and along the MBTA right-of-way.

This is a priority project for Go Boston 2030. We’re working to create better and more equitable transportation choices in Boston.

Image for 2018 rozzie arb path

Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
What's a Green Link?

Green Links are missing bike and pedestrian connections. When completed, we will have a network of great walking and biking routes linking every neighborhood.

Our Green Links Vision

Project poster

Progress and partners

For several years, this project has been a priority for the Arboretum Park Conservancy and Roslindale residents.

In 2015:

The Conservancy received a grant from the nonprofit Arnold Arboretum Committee. The grant funded a concept design for this path. The design went from the Blackwell Path to the Arboretum Road tunnel, and beyond.

In 2016:

The community group WalkUp Roslindale joined with the Arboretum Park Conservancy. Together, they worked to promote this path. They also promoted an extension of the path along the Needham line right-of-way to the Roslindale Square Station. The group received technical help from the nonprofit LivableStreets Alliance.

In 2017:

A community-led meeting engaged more than 100 residents. With support from the Solomon Foundation, the Arnold Arboretum hired design consultants. The Horsley Witten Group designers developed conceptual plans for the path.