Support the Danvers Rail-Trail!
As of May 13, 2013 the Danvers Bi-Peds voted to take steps to dissolve the their organization. We thank all those who supported the organization since it’s founding in March, 2002. You were all a part, whether in a big or small way, for getting the Danvers Rail Trail open in Danvers. We hope all of you will continue to work in your own way for safer biking and walking in Danvers - be that by keeping your sidewalks clear, riding your bikes following the rules of the road, driving your cars with full attention to the road and all its users, etc.
All available funds left in the treasury will be donated to the rail trail, most of it going to fund installation of a crossing light on Poplar St. (Rt. 62) where the trail crosses. The remainder will help to fund a solution to the wet area north of Wenham St. Those of you who have paid dues to the Danvers Bi-Peds can feel good about helping to make these improvements happen.
The End Has ComeWe are sad to say this web site will no longer be updated except for the posting of some events after May, 2013. Go to www.danversrailtrail.org for the latest news on the rail trail. Please see notice above.
Fifth Annual National Train Bike Tour
Bike part or all Wenham to Medford
Saturday, May 11th, 10:10am
meet train #1153 at Hamilton/Wenham Train Station More
Fourth Annual May Meander
Guided hike in Endicott Park
Saturday, May 11th, 2pm
Meet at Endicott Park parking lot, please pay small parking fee More
Where can I get help with a hazardous sidewalk?
- Report it to the DPW by going to www.danvers.govoffice.com, click on Public Works and then on Contact Form at the top. You can also contact us and we'll try to address it.
- Are residents required to keep their sidewalk clear of cars, vegetation, and litter?
- Anything which is on the home side of the walk way such as vegetation must be kept clear of the sidewalk. The sidewalk should be clear the full width of the hot top surface.
- Does the town own the land for the rail trails?
- The town signed a 99 year lease for $1 with the MBTA in October of 2008 for the Newburyport Branch line which runs from the Peabody to the Wenham line. Other former rail lines have been owned by the town for many years and are used by the Danvers electric company.