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January 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Meeting ID: 824 1718 9854 Passcode: 852215 1 (646) 558-8656 Meeting ID: 824 1718 9854 Passcode: 852215
Brookline, MA 02445
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Pedestrian Advisory Committee, via ZOOM

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

January 13, 2021  7 PM  Remote via Zoom     Meeting ID: 824 1718 9854    Passcode: 852215

1 (646) 558-8656           Meeting ID: 824 1718 9854    Passcode: 852215

  1. Public Comment Period for Issues Not on the Agenda
  2. Review of Minutes of December 16, 2020 Meeting
  3. Safety & Facilitation Issues at Construction Sites

Steps taken so far  to identify potential locations of construction impediments (Kerri Ann Tester, others); results of any field observations to date; next steps.

Report from Bicycle Advisory Committee on their discussion of potential changes to Town rules for public way management at construction sites

  1. Encroaching Hedges – Draft Project Charter

Ref: Draft circulated for the December 16 Committee meeting

  1. Encroaching Hedges Project – Status Update

Recent steps to identify potential locations of encroaching hedges (Janice Morris)

Results of field observations to date (all participants), state of documentation

  1. Accessible Pedestrian Signal Planning

Report of recent meeting with DPW and blind residents on timing and funding

Identification of potential safety concerns with audible count-down signals

Need for this Committee to research this issue and make recommendations

  1. Brookline Sidewalks and Winter Snow Removal

Review of observations after December 17 snowstorm, effectiveness of Town snow removal.  Update on use of pet-friendly snow melt in Brookline. Next steps.

  1. Follow-up, if any, on Gateway East dedicated bus lane discussion in December
  2. If time permits:  Initial conversation about potential pedestrian facilitation and amenities in a redesigned Washington Street

10.  Committee Housekeeping Concerns

Propose exchanging phone numbers in case of last-minute meeting changes or technical difficulties.

Next meeting:  February 10, 2020

  1. New business