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October 13, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

1-646-558-8656   Meeting ID:   854 3357 8413     Passcode: 028851

Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee, via Zoom

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

October 13, 2021   • 7:30 PM

1-646-558-8656   Meeting ID:   854 3357 8413     Passcode: 028851


Documents for the meeting can be found at the following link:

NOTE:  Time estimates below are GUESSES, and may not accurately represent timing or length of topics

  1. Public Comment Period for Issues Not on the Agenda
  2. Brief Introductions: New Liaison from Transportation Board
  3. Review and Approval of Minutes of Sept 1, 2021 Meeting
  4. (7:45pm) Warrant Article #6 – Sidewalk Obstructions: 
    • Question of whether to recommend support for this warrant article’s proposal to amend Town By-Laws so that vegetative obstructions are explicitly prohibited and so that fines can be imposed for continued non-compliance after a reasonable warning period.
    • Discussion and potential vote on draft memo to Transportation Board
    • Ref: This Committee’s July 17, 2021 Report to the TBoard “Sidewalk Obstructions from Encroaching Foliage”
  5. (8:05pm) Potential Use of Social Media for Community Outreach on Pedestrian Matters
    • Kerri Ann Tester will report on recent actions and facilitate discussion
  6. (8:25pm) Committee Members’ Recommendations for What Projects to Undertake Next
    • Each member was asked to recommend a “top three” projects we might undertake just with current committee members, and also a “top three” if we had additional help
  7. Brief updates, if any
    • Recent Safe Routes to Schools events: iWalk (10/6), bike rodeo (9/12)
  8. (8:50pm) Committee Housekeeping
    • Next meeting:  November 10, 2021, note-taker TBD
    • FYI: Transportation Board plans to begin meeting on 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting in November.
  9. New business
    • Possible future topic: Proposed locations for new street trees in Urban Forest Climate Resiliency report, with an eye out for pedestrian impact (positive and negative)