Innovation only works when people come together, and they can only come together if the transportation helps them get into the area quickly and move around easily. The N2 Innovation District has a strong baseline transportation infrastructure with plans for more walkable locations, bike lanes and even bike sharing.
Whether it’s the Green Line, Commuter Rail or an MBTA bus, people commute to the N2 Innovation District each day by.
Both the Green Line of the MBTA and the Commuter Rail have stops closely accessible to the N2 Innovation District, providing access for hundreds of employees. The 128 Business Shuttle, as well as ride sharing options provide easy last-mile connections from public transit to the office.
Located right on I-95, the N2 Innovation District is served by two exits with more ramps coming online in 2018. This means easy traffic flow to the metrowest suburbs, as well as the Merrimack Valley, Worcester, and Brockton.
BIKING AND WALKING
Biking is a popular way to get to work here, with river trails, the Upper Falls Greenway and protected bike parking facilities in many of the local buildings. The trails also offer an easy walk from the local Green Line stations to offices on the Newton side of the district.
SHARING AND THE FUTURE
Major efforts are underway as the area continues to invest in infrastructure. The City of Newton plans to bring bike sharing to the area in 2018 and in 2019 the Massachusetts DOT will begin a long-planned project to upgrade Needham Street and Highland Avenue to include better pedestrian and bike access to the shops, cafes and restaurants located there.