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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


Thank you

Thank you.


Extras

EXTRAS


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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