Transportation

  1. Bicycle
  2. Boat
  3. Bus
  4. Car
  5. Pedestrian
  6. Taxi or Shuttle
  7. Train

Northampton provides several biking routes within the community for residents. To view a map of Northampton bile trails click here

  • MassCentral Rail Trail (Norwottuck section): This trail will eventually extend 100 miles from Boston to Northampton. 6.4 miles of the trail is in Northampton and is expanded by 0.4 miles in Leeds.
  • New Haven and Northampton Canal Rail Trail (Manhan section): This trail will eventually extend 90 miles from New Haven to Northampton. Northampton and Easthampton (Manhan section) complete.
  • West Farms Multiuse Trail will run from the New Haven and Northampton to the Burts Pit Road area.
  • Northampton Connecticut River Greenway will run from the MassCentral to Hatfield along the river. 

ValleyBike Share

ValleyBike is the first bike share program in the Pioneer Valley and the first pedal-assist bike share program in New England. The pedal assist allows bike share to the majority of users who don’t tend to use bike share and be more equitable about who is served. Image of ValleyBike logo

ValleyBike allows members to pay for bikes by the trip, or join as a member for unlimited 45 minute rides by the day, month, or year.

The program is a partnership between Northampton, Holyoke, Amherst, Springfield, the University of Massachusetts, South Hadley and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. The program will consist of 50 bike share stations across the five communities involved, where people will be able to rent bikes. These stations serve as both locking devices and charging stations for the pedal-assist bikes, which can use electricity to help people bike more easily.

Please click here to find out more information or to become a registered member of ValleyBike.