Shoreline Bikeway to discuss rail trail possibilities on island

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The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission will host a Shoreline Bikeway event on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Attending will be Carl Knoch of the Rails to Trails Conservancy who brings a national perspective to successful rail and trail combination projects.

The Shoreline Bikeway envisions an eight-mile recreational trail running parallel to the existing railroad tracks on Aquidneck Island’s west side. When compete, the trail would include two bridge connections (including he Sakonnet River Bridge) that would create a 60-mile trail network.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Community College of Rhode Island auditorium, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport.

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