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April 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Town Hall - Room 408
333 Washington Street
4th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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Bicycle Advisory Committee, Brookline Town Hall, Room 408, 7PM

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7 PM

Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Room 408

7:00     1.         Introductions

7:05     2.         Public comment for items not on the agenda

7:10     3.         Review of March 2019 meeting minutes

7:15     4.         Updates from BAC members

  • Transportation Board (Ashley Haire)
  • Police Report (Sgt. Brian Sutherland)
  • LivableStreets (Jacob Meunier)
  • Safe Routes to School (Kristin Schreiber)

7:30     5.         Beacon Street Bridle Path event (Cynthia S, Jacob M, Jules M-B, Elena H)

7:45     6.         Bicycle accommodations for Cypress Field—Brookline High School renovations (Cynthia Snow)

8:00     7.         Driscoll School on-street bicycle accommodation plans (Leonard Wholey)

8:15     8.         E-Scooter trial project (Mark Lowenstein)

8:30     9.         Follow-up/Open items (changes in bold)

  • Beacon inbound to St Mary’s (T Board discussion is continuing, tentative Summer 2019 to discuss again)
  • Pearl Street (Contract awarded and construction will begin in April 2019)
  • Babcock Street (Final surface and pavement markings expected in Spring 2019)
  • Beacon Street Westbound Bike Lane (Construction Spring 2019)
  • Gateway East (funding gap addressed, construction Summer 2019)
  • Carlton Street Footbridge (Bid-ready plans Fall 2019; construction to start Spring 2020)
  • Bicycle Projects in Capital Improvement Plan

b  Essex-Dummer Intersection (Contract awarded; construction will begin late Spring 2019)

b  Ivy and St Mary’s Streets (proceeding through the CIP approval process; if approved construction late Summer/Fall 2019)

b  Hammond Street (Concept design presented to Transportation Board March 2019. Board requested revised concept designs and additional analysis from consultant. Expected Summer 2019)

b  Beacon Street outbound Town line to Carlton (staff developing drawings for public process and possible FY 2021 funding)

b  Harvard Street (changes in Brookline Village Spring 2019; other changes are candidates for FY 2021 CIP request)

b  Intersection of Beacon and Washington (possible candidate for FY 2021 CIP request)

b  Washington Street (expected for funding FY 2020-2024; not yet reviewed)

  • Beacon Street at Washington St. protected bike lane demo (Spring 2019)
  • Lane violation/loading zones (Harvard, Beacon to Green, Staff reviewing options. Stantec reviewing as possible mitigation for the Waldo project)
  • Parking meter stickers (Stickers installed May & June 2019)
  • Curbside bike lane signs (Centre Street completed.  Others to be processed starting Spring 2019.)
  • Winchester Street Fuller to Beacon (to be completed after National Grid completes their project)
  • Green Street (request submitted to staff July 10, 2018.  Staff to present plans to BAC Spring 2019)
  • Beacon Street Bridle Path (TM approved non-binding resolution calling for funding source and scope by May 2020. Demo being developed for Bike Week/Climate Action Event on May 18th from Carlton Street to Kent Street. Other future demos also possible in summer/fall 2019)
  • Bike rack snow removal (Twelve high priority racks on DPW snow clearance protocol)
  • Bicycle education project (Pamphlet content outlined; processing with Town and seeking merchant support)
  • Driscoll School project (Transportation Board approved final Transportation mitigation measures. Some require MassDOT approval)
  • Baldwin School project (Transportation Board will take up Transportation mitigation measures on April 22nd)

8:45     10.       Other business

Next meeting:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2019 meeting dates: First Wednesday of month except July 10 (second Wednesday)
Note:  Times are estimates.  We will proceed without waiting if we get ahead of schedule.