The Community Path Coalition INC is made up of residents, community leaders, organizations, businesses, educators, and city and state officials.
Our goal is to unify neighborhoods in all communities by raising their current standards of living and quality of life for all residents. We empower and engage by giving residents a voice and a stake in their city’s economic growth and development.
In the City of Lynn, the actual route for the Community Path will provide direct access to needed resources such as arts and culture, agriculture, education, transportation, and employment to all residents. The creation of The Community Path of Lynn will provide safer transportation options with future routes into Boston with a Commuter rail stop, and hopes for the return of ferry service.
Lisa Wallace, President and founder of
the Community Path Coalition INC
In 2012, the Wallace family bought their first home on Neptune Street Court, in the brickyard neighborhood of West Lynn. Lisa quickly took notice of the abandoned railroad tracks running behind her neighborhood, and the issues associated with the tracks, such as drug activity and trash.
Lisa and her neighbors started organizing clean-ups and beautification projects to improve the neighborhood eyesore. She has a vision for this neglected railroad to become a dynamic multi-functional green space that will provide needed resources, safer transportation options, and raise the standard of living for all residents. The route will connect our isolated neighborhoods to our downtown district and on to Lynn's new waterfront development and beyond.