The Franklin County Bikeway is a county-wide regional bicycle network. The Bikeway consists of both shared roadway routes and off-road bicycle paths. The original 44-mile section of the Franklin County Bikeway is centered along the Connecticut River Valley and marked with a wayfinding sign system.
In 2009 an update of the Franklin County Bikeway Plan (PDF, 1.43 MB) was completed which defined routes to expand the Bikeway to cover the entire county and also to connect to the bordering counties and states. Wayfinding signs have not yet been installed on these expanded routes, but the entire county-wide network (approximately 240 miles) is included in the Franklin County Bike Maps. There are plans to also install Franklin County Bikeway wayfinding signs on the routes that are not signed already, generally those in the east and west county area. The FRCOG is working to identify locations for the signs.
Three maps (Eastern Franklin County, Central Franklin County, and Western Franklin County) were developed to direct cyclists along with the Franklin County Bikeway network, and also to guide which routes are best given their experience level. The maps are available upon request from the FRCOG or at a variety of locations throughout the region including the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and local bike shops. Digital versions of the maps can be viewed by clicking the appropriate link below.
Bicycle Parking Program
In 2017, the FRCOG completed a bicycle parking purchase program. The FRCOG was excited to provide bicycle parking racks to communities in Franklin County free of charge. The FRCOG provided 54 bike racks to 11 towns and 3 school districts (including Greenfield Community College) through this project.
The Franklin County Bikeway can also be viewed online on Google Earth. To access this electronic map, you must download the FREE Google Earth application. Then click on the link below to save the Bikeway Map file to your computer. (Use File Open in Google Earth to add the map and view it.)
The 2009 Franklin County Bikeway Plan Update supersedes the Franklin County Bikeway Plan completed in 1993. The focus of the 1993 Bikeway Plan was the development and implementation of the…