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Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

WalkBoston and WatsonActive observed Middle School/High School arrival on April 25 and 27, 2017. Dismissal was not observed, as the traffic and safety issues identified by the key informants were focused on arrival. Additional infrastructure observations were also made.

The City Engineer requested a preliminary report recommending a project for possible inclusion in the City’s Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. WalkBoston and WatsonActive delivered a report of infrastructure recommendations for Melrose Street on April 28, 2017.

With the assistance of the MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program, online travel surveys were administered for both the High School and Middle School. These surveys collected information about how far away from school students live and their travel modes in the morning and afternoon. An additional parking survey was administered only to High School students who drive themselves to school. The High School travel and parking surveys were administered to students during class on June 6, 2017.

The Middle School travel survey was made available to Middle School parents from May 24 to June 12, 2017. Due to low initial participation, the Middle School travel survey was re-administered from June 14-30, 2017.

High School student focus groups were conducted on June 13, 2017 at Melrose High School.

Read the full report here:

WalkBoston-MelroseCampusBikePedProject-Final Report

Greenwood Square/Greenwood School Area Walk Assessment Wakefield

Greenwood Square/Greenwood School Area Walk Assessment Wakefield

The Wakefield Town Administrator, Stephen Maio, is interested in improving the image and overall economic viability of the Greenwood Square/ Greenwood School area of Wake eld. In addition, members of the Greenwood Elementary School faculty and staff would like to revive the Walk-to- School program and make the walking routes safer for students to walk to school.

Read the full report here:
WalkBoston-Greenwood SquareGreenwood SchoolAreaAssessment-Wakefield

Lincoln Elementary School Walkability Assessment Report

Lincoln Elementary School Walkability Assessment Report

WalkBoston conducted a walkability assessment in the area of Melrose, Massachusetts near the Lincoln Elementary School. After a brief discussion on pedestrian safety issues near the school and an explanation of how the assessment would be conducted, a group carried out an on-the-street audit of the pedestrian facilities in the area, with an emphasis on the routes students use to walk to and from the school grounds.

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WalkBoston-LincolnElementarySchoolWalkabilityAssessment1-Melrose

Galvin Middle School Walkability Assessment

Galvin Middle School Walkability Assessment

WalkBoston conducted a walkability assessment at Galvin Middle School and the southern end of the downtown business district in Wakefield, MA. After a brief discussion on pedestrian safety issues near the school and the walk assessment process, the group carried out an on-the-street audit of the pedestrian facilities in the area. The group focused on the routes students used to walk between the school grounds, downtown, and popular pick-up and drop-off locations.

Read the full report here:
WalkBoston-GalvinMiddleSchoolWalkabilityAssessment-Wakefield