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Category: Walk Audit

Lowell residents met with Councilor Nuon to talk pedestrian safety

Lowell residents met with Councilor Nuon to talk pedestrian safety

Lowell residents participating in our Streets for Walkers advocacy sessions met with Lowell City Councilor Vesna Nuon on Monday night at Coalition for a Better Acre to voice their concerns and propose intersection improvements in the Acre Neighborhood. The residents focused on the intersection of Salem/Cabot/Market streets where children cross to reach their school bus stop and fast-moving traffic disregards stop signs. Councilor Nuon, impressed with the residents’ presentations, said he would walk the site with the City’s traffic engineer and schedule another meeting with the residents to discuss next steps to making needed changes at this intersection. WalkBoston’s Streets for People advocacy sessions are funded by the Cummings Foundation.

South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

WalkBoston led a South Boston, Dorchester Street walk audit with City Councilor Ed Flynn and representatives of the Andrew Square Civic Association, West Broadway Neighborhood Association and Livable Streets. The memo includes short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to include walking safety along and across the street.

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Medford – Salem Street Walk Audit

Medford – Salem Street Walk Audit

WalkBoston led a walk audit of Salem Street in December 2018 attended by Mayor Stephanie Burke and representatives of multiple city departments, WalkMedford and local residents. Our recommendations are based on the day’s conversation and observations. It is important to note that Salem Street can be significantly improved with relatively low cost, incremental improvements until such time that it is scheduled for major reconstruction.

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Chilly and fun Salem Street Walk Audit in Medford

Chilly and fun Salem Street Walk Audit in Medford

 

WalkBoston was thrilled to lead a Salem Street and Haines Square walk audit with WalkMedford. Joined by Mayor Stephanie Burke, multiple city officials, local business owners, school representatives / volunteers and the public our group of 15+ walked for two hours discussing possible improvements to safety, accessibility and street design quality.   So great that Lois B. joined us wearing her historic WalkBoston hat (circa 2002) from the Big Dig tunnel walk!

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Watertown Square: Impacts of Charles River Road Realignment Concepts on Pedestrians

Watertown Square: Impacts of Charles River Road Realignment Concepts on Pedestrians

The Town of Watertown, working with VHB, is testing different concepts regarding Charles River Road with the goals of improving overall traffic safety and wayfinding, and of enhancing the pedestrian experience in Watertown Square. WalkBoston, funded through the EOPSS Pedestrian Safety Initiative, was asked to provide the Town with additional information on the effects of VHB’s realignment concepts on people walking through the Square.

The Charles River Road options consider the implications of realigning Charles River Road to meet up with Riverside Road, and test different vehicular direction options on pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic flows and safety. Options 1-4 realign Charles River Road with Riverside Road, and Options 5 and 6 maintain the existing alignment with minor adjustments to travel lanes and curb lines, and add multi-modal facilities.

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