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Public input sought on new Fall River, Tiverton bike, pedestrian trail

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The City of Fall River is announcing an Open House Design Charrette at Fall River Government Center.

The public is invited to stop in at any point during the session to collaborate on the design and vision of the future Mount Hope Bay Greenway. There will be an opportunity to view maps of the former rail bed, offer input, and talk to design engineers. As part of the Conceptual Plan and Feasibility Study phase of the project, engineers from Stantec are evaluating the former railroad corridor in the city and making recommendations for rail trail design and development.

A design charrette is an interactive collaboration method that brings citizens, designers, engineers, and others together to jointly develop a vision. This type of forum allows various ideas to be shared and advanced while also giving immediate feedback to the designers. The greenway design charrette is formatted as an open house so that participants can come at any point to share their ideas and thoughts.

The engineering firm, Stantec, was selected by the City of Fall River to provide services for the
design and engineering process which is currently underway.

The design charrette will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:30 pm.

The Mount Hope Bay Greenway is a proposed 6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail that will be located along Mount Hope Bay, following an unused railway line, that will connect from the Sakonnet River Bridge in Tiverton to Heritage State Park in Fall River.

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