November 10, 2021
Pedestrian Advisory Committee, via zoom
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting
November 10, 2021 • 7:00 PM • Remote via Zoom
1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 818 0685 6068 Passcode: 434232
Meeting Files available at
NOTE: Time estimates below are GUESSES, and may not accurately represent timing or length of topics
- Public Comment Period for Issues Not on the Agenda
- Review and Approval of Minutes of October 13, 2021 Meeting
(Still being prepared, to be distributed prior to the meeting)
- (7:15pm) Brief update on Warrant Article #6 – Sidewalk Obstructions
- (7:25pm) Report from the Select Board’s Pedestrian-Friendly Lighting Committee
Presentation and discussion – does the Committee wish to make recommendations to the Transportation Board on the issues raised in the Report?
What can individuals do to improve pedestrian lighting if Select Board doesn’t act
Ref: Ped Lighting Committee’s August 2021 Report to the Select Board
- (8:00pm) Brief Updates if any from Committee Subgroups, Discussion of Next Steps
A. Subgroup on Walkable Streets planning process (David and John)
B. Subgroup on community outreach, including social media presence?
C. Any new activity with spotting and reporting on sidewalk defects?
D. Any individual input provided to Town regarding pedestrian-related uses of ARPA funds?
E. Further discussion of the combined list of member suggestions for what projects / activities to undertake next; potential identification of additional subgroups
- (8:30pm) Consideration of a Potential Recommendation to the Transportation Board to Alter Walk Signal Timing at the Harvard/Fuller Intersection
Ref: Draft memo to the Board
- (8:45pm) Recent WalkBoston Speed Mitigation Workshop – Brief Discussion
- (8:55pm) Committee Housekeeping
Next meeting: Will need to find an alternate date for December meeting. Currently scheduled for 12/8/21, but there may be a Town Meeting session on that date.
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). Need a volunteer to present the issues and lead the discussion.