Ongoing Safety Projects
Wood Street MBTA Bus Stop Improvements
East Massachusetts Avenue Traffic Calming
During the review of the East Mass Avenue Roadway Project, Town staff were instructed to hire a consulting firm to perform a peer review of the traffic analysis conducted by the BSC Group. VHB was hired to review previously collected traffic data as well as gather additional data to identify any routes that are currently experiencing cut-through traffic. VHB also assessed whether the planned changes along Massachusetts Avenue were likely to exacerbate or alleviate cut-through traffic issues in the neighborhoods surrounding this particular area of the Mass Avenue corridor.
TSG held two public meetings where VHB reviewed their findings and discussed potential mitigation measures. Use the following resources to view copies of the presentations, Lexmedia recordings and the countermeasure matrix table which evaluates each of the potential mitigation measures.
October 6, 2015 Public Meeting
May 25, 2016 Public Meeting
Town staff are working to design a crosswalk with a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) that would be located on Bedford Street near the intersection with Eldred Street. Please use the following resources to view plans of the proposed location, learn more about what a PHB is as well as a video showing an actual PHB in action. If you have any comments or questions about any of these materials, please email the Transportation Safety Group.
- Bedford Street Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Plan (PDF)
- FHWA Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide Recommendations and Case Study (PDF)
- MUTCD Chapter 4F Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PDF)
- Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (HAWK Signal) How To for Pedestrians
- Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (HAWK Signal) How To for Drivers