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Date:
June 15, 2020
Time:
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
https://brooklinema.webex.com/brooklinema/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6766ed0dd2bfba38304dbe64e97fb097 Event Number: 718 947 667 By Phone: 1-408-418-9388 Access code: 718 947 667
Address:
Brookline, MA 02445
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Transportation Board Meeting, remotely via webex

Monday, June 15, 2020


TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 15, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

        https://brooklinema.webex.com/brooklinema/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6766ed0dd2bfba38304dbe64e97fb097

Event Number:  718 947 667

By Phone: 1-408-418-9388

Access code: 718 947 667

6:30 PM             1.          CALL TO ORDER

6:30 PM             2.          PRESENTATION AND Q & A WITH BROOKLINE RESIDENT AND AUTHOR OF WALKABLE CITY AND WALKABLE CITY RULES JEFF SPECK, FAICP ON OPEN STREETS CONCEPTS

7:20 PM             3.          PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ISSUES NOT ON THE AGENDA

 

*Ways to offer public comment include:

1.     Email the Board at tkirrane@brooklinema.gov no later than 4pm the day of the meeting and the message will be shared with the board in advance of the meeting and included in the public record

2.     Email Todd Kirrane at tkirrane@brooklinema.gov no later than 2pm the day of the meeting stating you would like to provide comment at the meeting. Requires email subject line to be “Public Comment at Meeting” and you must join using the computer audio and video feature so you can be elevated to panelist when it is your turn to speak

7:30 PM             4.          DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE CONTINUATION OF EXISTING EXTENDED SIDEWALK LOCATIONS AND EXPANSION OF EXTENDED SIDEWALKS TO NEW LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN TO INCREASE SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS, AND MICRO-MOBILITY USERS TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE WHILE MAKING ESSENTIAL TRIPS OUTDOORS AS THE STATE REOPENS

  • Portions of Beacon Street (to begin in August after the MBTA C branch is operational)
  • Chestnut Street (Paul Pender Circle to High Street)
  • Cypress Street (High Street to Tappan Street)
  • High Street (Chestnut Street to Cypress Street)
  • Pleasant Street
  • St. Paul Street @ Aspinwall Avenue (Brookline Food Pantry pick up days)
  • Washington Street (Brookline Village to City line)
  • Other areas discussed by the other Board members, Town officials, and members of the public

8:30 PM              5.          DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE SELECT BOARD RELATIVE TO THE PROPOSED PARKING METER RATE INCREASES FOR FY2021 AS REQUESTED BY THE SELECT BOARD AT THEIR MAY 26, 2020 MEETING

  • Parking Meter Rate $0.75 per hour changed to $1.00 per hour ($0.25 increase)
  • Parking Meter Rate $1.25 per hour changed to $1.50 per hour ($0.25 increase)
  • Parking Meter Rate $2.00 per hour changed to $2.50 per hour ($0.50 increase)
  • Request to the Select Board to establish a minimum and maximum meter rate and allow the Transportation Board to adjust meter rates, following a public hearing

9:00 PM             6.          MEMBER UPDATE

 

9:10 PM             7.          DPW UPDATE

9:20 PM              8.          OTHER BUSINESS

  1. NEW BUSINESS
  2. ADOPTION OF MEETING MINUTES
  3. OTHER INITIATIVES THAT STAFF ARE UNDERTAKING TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT TO COVID-19 AND THE REOPENING OF THE STATE INCLUDING OUTDOOR SEATING, 15 MINUTE DELIVERY/TAKE OUT ZONES, STAFF PROPOSAL FOR HEALTHY SHARED STREET AREAS IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND ADJACENT TO PUBLIC PARKS

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE ATTENDING THE MEETING REMOTELY, ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE, AND THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CALL ITEMS OUT OF ORDER. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE TIME SHOWN ON THE AGENDA FOR YOUR ITEM OF INTEREST