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January 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Town Hall - Room 111
333 Washington Street
1st Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pedestrian Advisory Committee

January 9, 2019

7:00 PM, Room 111, Brookline Town Hall


[Note from Chair: We may not get to all items below on January 9. We’ll give top priority to taking advantage of the presence of Meg Robertson and Caitlin Haynes to improve our understanding of pedestrian issues from the standpoint of the visually and physically impaired.]

  1. Topics not on the agenda
  2. Review of minutes of December meeting
  3. Pedestrian access issues affecting blind or low-vision individuals

Presentation by Meg Robertson, Director, Orientation & Mobility Department, MA Commission for the Blind;   followed by Q&A, discussion

  1. Follow-up discussion on the 2018 ADA accessibility study of Beacon and Harvard Streets

Report from and discussion with Caitlin Haynes, Assistant Director, Brookline Diversity Office

  1. Consideration of two initiatives and proposals by Frank Caro

a. Draft Warrant Article for Town Meeting on Pedestrian-Friendly Street Lighting

b. Draft Proposal for a Brookline Sidewalk Bench Program

  1. Update and next steps on planned PedAC project to check status of walk signals in North Brookline
  2. Brief report on Select Board hearing January 2 on a proposed electric scooter pilot
  3. Initial consideration of a brief draft memo to Transportation Board summarizing PedAC recommended guidelines and approaches for future street construction, drawn from the Longwood Avenue pedestrian study and other Pedestrian Advisory Committee work
  4. Brief follow-up on report of missing or unpainted crosswalks at Putterham Circle

10.  Committee housekeeping concerns

How to recruit and identify a new Committee member, following Tracy’s resignation


11.  New business