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Phase I Preliminary Plans Pedestrian Walkway Planning Subcommittee (PWP). Stow Planning Board Meeting October 19, 2010. Big picture – Walkway Planning in 2 phases. Phase I - Connect existing walkways along 117 Corridor Short-term

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phase i preliminary plans pedestrian walkway planning subcommittee pwp

Phase I Preliminary PlansPedestrian Walkway Planning Subcommittee (PWP)

Stow Planning Board Meeting

October 19, 2010

big picture walkway planning in 2 phases
Big picture – Walkway Planning in 2 phases
  • Phase I - Connect existing walkways along 117 Corridor
    • Short-term
    • Plan, design, and construct a few sections of walkway along the 117 corridor
  • Phase II - Prioritize other walkway and maintenance projects
    • Longer-term
    • Create a list of recommended projects
    • Plan for construction including design, maintenance, and funding.
phase i status
Phase I Status
  • Phase I moving along as planned
    • Upper Common has been taken out off the table for Phase I construction
  • Community Survey Results
    • 85% supportive of increased walkability
  • Phase I Land Survey Results
    • No major obstacles to construction
    • A little extra expense in a few places
status update con t
Status Update (con’t)
  • Open considerations
    • Snow removal
      • Recent MA Supreme Court Ruling
      • Need clarification on Stow’s official position/intent
    • Crosswalk locations
      • Town Hall / Town Building
      • Rt. 62 / 117 Intersection
      • Harvard Rd.
      • Hudson Rd
    • Parking
      • Concur with Safety Officer recommendations
      • Provides safe pedestrian access to overflow parking
phase i planning
Phase I - Planning
  • Proposed location of planned walkways:
    • Public inventory on Google maps http://maps.google.com/
    • Research and document feasibility (e.g. physical, legal)
    • Sample of planned walkway designs from Acton/Sudbury Walkway Plans, MAPC
  • Communication with town and key groups:
    • Agreement to proceed from Planning Board and Selectmen
    • Open meetings:
      • Benefits and barriers for proposed walkways
      • Hearings as necessary
phase i implementation
Phase I - Implementation
  • Walkway Design:
    • Acquire design services either through professional contract or as a student project
  • Walkway Construction:
    • Contract construction services through a standard bidding process
  • Walkway Funding:
    • Design: existing walkway fund (~$249k)
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