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June 12, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Town Hall - Room 408
333 Washington Street
4th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Brookline Town Hall, Room 408, 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pedestrian Advisory Committee

June 12, 2019

7:35 PM Brookline Town Hall (note later-than-usual start)

Revised Agenda

1.      Public Comment Period for Issues not on the agenda

2.      Review of minutes of April and May meetings

3.      Pedestrian Walk Signal Timing Issues

A discussion with Daniel Martin, Transportation Engineer, about several walk signal programming issues that we have identified so far during our survey.  Why are they programmed the way they are?  Can they be changed?

4.      Walk Signal Project – Status of data collection, report preparation, next steps

5.      Brief discussion of draft memo from Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) and PedAC on scope and timing of transportation planning as part of school building projects. Question of authorizing Chair to work with BAC to finalize a joint memo.

6.      E-scooters – Discussion

Observations from and reactions to this evening’s public meeting on e-scooters, as well as news from a 6/3/19 session on e-scooters with the BrooklineCAN Livable Community Advocacy Committee at the Senior Center, recent news coverage, and other sources

7.       Beacon Bridle Path follow-up to the May 18 “Envision Beacon Street” event

Do we think the new path should be aimed at pedestrians as well as bikes? If so, how would that affect the path design?

Support for bridle path at June 5 Sustainability Summit

8.      Time permitting: Updates from recent Transportation Board and Town Meeting decisions & hearings

Longwood-Harvard intersection improvements

Woodland-Heath Intersection design

Parking Benefit District for Brookline Village

Pedestrian-Friendly Street Lighting

9.      Committee housekeeping concerns

Process for filling upcoming Committee vacancy

Next Transportation Board meeting: June 17

Some residents may bring up pedestrian safety issues at John St – Green St intersection

Next PedAC meeting: July 10

Topics to include daylighting and a possible proposal to put all walk signals on recall during daytime hours

10.  New business