Beacon Street Community Meeting

On January 22, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

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Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston and The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), invite all interested community members to an informational meeting on the project design for the reconstruction of Beacon Street.

The meeting will be held on Monday, January 28 at 6 p.m. at the Argenziano School Cafetorium – 290 Washington Street. For more information, please contact OSPCD at (617) 625-6600 x2500 or visit the project website at www.somervillema.gov/beaconstreet.

 

 

 

6 Responses to “Beacon Street Community Meeting”

  1. Brian says:

    Why hasn’t the new plan been released so the public has some time to digest it and react to it?

  2. Ron Newman says:

    I believe the latest plan is linked to in the right column of http://www.somervillema.gov/beaconstreet — specifically “DRAFT Design Execption Report”:

    http://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/DesignExceptionReport-ReducedFileSize.pdf

  3. Brian says:

    That’s from July 2012.

  4. Ron Newman says:

    It says “Revised December 10, 2012″.

  5. Sara S. says:

    Brian, on the bottom right, the revised dates are noted. The most recent revision was in Dec. 2012.

    I commute on my bike, but two things concern me about the plan:
    1. Where will the residents who are currently dependent on street parking park (keep in mind that more and more multi condo/ apt buildings are going up.
    2. Bike safety. Take a close look at the survey results and you will see an increased number of accidents, especially at intersections. The study was conducted in northern Europe, in some places were bike lanes have been around since the early 1900s. Cycling is much more a part of their culture.

  6. Brian says:

    Echoing Sara, there’s still no mention whatsoever of the concerns many residents raised about the elimination of street parking. Mention of what essentially was a bogus parking “study” appears to have been eliminated.

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