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  • Mascoma River Greenway Action PlanCity of Lebanon, New Hampshire

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    FIGURE 1: Boston and Maine Railroad holdings in 1898 with Northern Rail Corridor indicated (Library of Congress).

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    Background

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    FIGURE 2: The Lebanon Rotary String of Pearls Concept for Lebanon (Westboro Riverfront Design Study 2003).

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    Purpose of the Action Plan

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    Project Area

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    2. Description of the Mascoma River Greenway Conceptual Plan

    Downtown Segment

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    Lebanon Jr. High School

    CCBA

    Downtown Business District

    Lebanon College AVA Gallery

    City HallLebanon

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    FIGURE 10: Detail of Greenway through Downtown Area

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    Above: The Norwottock Rail Trail in downtown Northhampton, Massachusetts has a positive relationship with adjoining development (photo: ORW). Inset left, the current conditions adjacent to Lebanon College. This area can be significantly improved to connect to the Mascoma River Greenway in a positive fashion.

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    Left: Bike pedestrian tunnel in Palo Alto (photo: ORW) and undercrossing in The Dalles, Oregon (photo: Alta). Below, current conditions in the rail tunnel. With lighting and paving, the tunnel can become an attractive portal to downtown Lebanon.

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    Central Segment

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    Operations and Maintenance Costs

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    4. Implementing the Greenway

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    References

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