Towards Pedestrian-Friendly Lighting in Brookline:

Report and Recommendations of the Select Board’s
Pedestrian-Friendly Lighting Committee
Amended Version, Submitted August 13, 2021
Final Report


  1. Warrant Article 22 of the May, 2019 Annual Town meeting was a Resolution that was approved by a vote of Favorable Action by Town Meeting. The Resolution requested that the Select Board appoint a committee to develop a Plan to extend pedestrian-friendly lighting along sidewalks with extensive pedestrian activity. The Resolution further requested that the committee be charged to determine the extent to which there is public demand for improved lighting for pedestrians, identify locations where improved pedestrian lighting is most needed, and examine costs of installation and operation of new pedestrian-friendly street lighting and report it recommendations to a future Town Meeting.
  2. To carry out the wishes of Town Meeting as expressed in the Resolution, the Select Board hereby establishes the Select Board Committee on Pedestrian Friendly Lighting to Study issues raised by or related to the Resolution. The Committee’s Study shall include, without limitation, the items listed above in the first paragraph. The Committee shall present the results of its Study, its recommendations, and a proposed Plan in a Report to the Select Board. The Committee shall then submit its Report for publication in the Combined Reports of a subsequent Town Meeting.
  3. In conducting its Study, the Committee shall consult with the Deputy Town Administrator and/or the Assistant Town Administrator on the fiscal impacts of its findings and recommendations. The Committee shall also consult with other Town professional staff as appropriate to develop recommendations and a Plan that can be implemented within the technical, fiscal, and other constraints of the Town.