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July 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: 1 (646) 558 8656 Meeting ID: 865 3944 0636 Passcode: 258704
Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee, via Zoom

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

July 14, 2021  • 7 PM  • Remote Meeting via Zoom   

1 (646) 558 8656              Meeting ID:  865 3944 0636       Passcode: 258704


Time estimates below are a best guess, and may not be accurate.

  1. Public Comment Period for Issues Not on the Agenda
  2. Review and Approval of Minutes of June 18, 2021 Meeting
  3. (7:10pm) Encroaching Hedges Report and Recommendations

Discussion and vote on draft report – updated draft coming before meeting

  1. (7:50pm) Brainstorming on Community Outreach Options

How to enlist more “friends of the Committee” to help with the work

As pedestrian deaths rise nationally, how to raise public awareness

[Possible reference: Angie Schmitt’s “Right of Way”]

  1. (8:20pm) Preparing for Upcoming Transportation Board Changes

Recap recommendations we’ve made to the Board recently to identify any follow-up actions needed. Discuss how to help new Board members learn about our work.

  1. (8:40pm) Time permitting: Preparing for Implementation of Transparency By-Law Changes (Warrant Article 22, just passed in Spring Town Meeting 2021)

Data collection: What documents do we typically distribute, and when? Review the past year

  1. (8:50pm) Possible updates on other groups/activities since the June meeting

Planning for Warrant Article on By-Law Article 7.5.11 Obstructions

Pedestrian-Friendly Lighting Committee Report – Final Draft now in review

Local Rapid Recovery Plan Process for Coolidge Corner and JFK Crossing

Bridle Path Feasibility Study Stakeholders Meeting – Several Concepts

Boylston Street Study Committee public forums – Several Concepts

  1. (8:55pm) Committee Housekeeping

Next meeting:  Potentially no meeting in August if we can find a date in September

Note-taker: TBA

Next meeting’s agenda to include consideration of recommendations based on the Lao/Furth analysis of walk signal timing at two Beacon Street intersections

  1. New business