by Jessica Barnett
If Somerville’s Friends of the Community Path has its way, the trail, an extension of the Minutemen Path, may be extended in the near future, making it more accessible for Somerville residents.
The organization is trying to extend the path from Cedar St., where it now ends, to Central St., said Joel Bennett, founder and chairperson of the Friends of the Path.
Friends of the Community Path, an organization that promotes a safe and practical network of bike and pedestrian paths in the community, is one of six community partners of Somerville’s branch of Active Living by Design (ALbD). Friends of the Community Path will present its plans June 15 at the 25% Design hearing, which is open to Somerville residents.
Bennett said the organization is hoping to add a community garden or dog walk to the path, but he anticipates challenges with those proposals.