GREENFIELD — Residents on Greenfield’s south side will have safer access to hike or bike along the Pennsy Trail when a new pedestrian path is built next week.
The city’s parks department is installing a 380-foot sidewalk through a wooded area connecting the two dead ends of Center Street south of Tague Street.
Parks director Ellen Kuker said because of the new path, those who live in six neighborhoods on the southwest side of the city will be able to make their way via sidewalks and residential streets to the city’s pedestrian trail. As it is now, they have to navigate busy State Street or pack their bikes in the car.
Because the city had just purchased right-of-way in the wooded area this year for a water main extension project, Kuker said the timing was right to build the path.