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June 10, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
By Computer: Meeting ID: 885 4316 2964 Password: 397042 By Phone: 1 (646) 558-8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 885 4316 2964 Password: 397042
Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Remote Via Zoom

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

June 10, 2020 7 PM Remote via Zoom  

(Note-taker: Anita Johnson)

By Computer:  

Meeting ID: 885 4316 2964    Password: 397042

By Phone: 1 (646) 558-8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 885 4316 2964 Password: 397042

1)    Public Comment Period for Issues Not on the Agenda

2)    Review of Minutes of March Meeting

3)    Brief Updates on Recent Developments:

  • DPW work approach during Covid-19
  • Walk signals not automated on State-controlled streets (e.g., Route 9)
  • Davis Path Footbridge Demolition and Replacement
  • Resident report of issues at Harvard-Thorndike intersection
  • Town Budget Issues and Their Potential Impact on Pedestrian Safety and Facilitation
  • Pedestrian Concerns During July Shutdown of MBTA Green Line C-Train
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Request re: Extended Sidewalk Spaces

4)    How Covid-19 Has Changed the Brookline Streetscape, and What’s Important Going Forward – physical distancing, expanded space for pedestrians, protection from speeding vehicles, opportunities for long-term improvement, and more

References: May 19 Letter to Town from Brookline Greenspace Alliance,

Boston Globe editorial from May 22, Boston “Healthy Streets” Initiative

5)    Reactions to Jeff Speck’s June 8 Presentation to Transportation Board

6)    A Process for Identifying PedAC Priorities Going Forward

7)    Updates from Other Groups or Town Processes if Anything to Report

  • Pedestrian-Friendly Street Lighting
  • Transportation Board
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Public Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Sustainable Transportation Team

8)    Committee housekeeping concerns

  • Next PedAC meeting: July 8, 2020  [Note-taker: tentatively Kerri Ann Tester]
  • Meet in August?

9)    New business