The 2022 Moving Together Conference
Date: 11/1/2022 7:45 AM - 11/1/2022 4:30 PM
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
2022 Moving Together Conference
• Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics
• Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors
• All new site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicyclist/pedestrian advocates.
November 1, 2022
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
with Virtual Attendance Option
Highlights of this year's conference will include:
• A session on long range planning including MassDOT’s 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, Beyond Mobility. Beyond Mobility will articulate a vision for the future of transportation in Massachusetts and document the most pressing transportation needs facing the Commonwealth between now and 2050. To learn more about Beyond Mobility, view upcoming events, and participate in the process, please visit mass.gov/beyond-mobility.
• 9th Annual High School Video Competition.
• MassDOT’s Route 128/I-95 Land Use and Transportation Study will establish the future land use, housing, and economic development assumptions for the segment of Route 128/I-95 between Newton and Lexington. The study will develop and analyze alternatives, present policy and infrastructure recommendations and develop an implementation plan to advance this corridor into the future.
Other session will include:
• MassTrails - Investments in Trails Across the Commonwealth?
• New Safety Initiatives in our Gateway Cities?
• Improving Biking, Walking and Transit - Project Spotlight?
• Putting the Pieces Together: Leveraging MassDOT Funding Programs to Implement Projects?
• Safety Mega Session
Free bicycle valet will be available at registration from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm.
In-person registration closes on October 25, 2022 • Virtual attendance will remain open until November 1, 2022.
No walk-ins will be accepted.
The History of the Moving Together Conference
In 1998, both the statewide bicycling action plan and the statewide pedestrian action plan, called for the establishment of an annual statewide conference for educational and networking purposes. The first two of these conferences were held in Worcester, MA in 2000. In May, at Clark University, 50 people gathered to discuss only walking issues. Later in the year, at the Worcester Holiday Inn, 50 people focused only on bicycling issues.
In 2005, the conference moved to Boston. The first several years, the conference was held at the Marriott Courtyard on Tremont Street. Interest continued to grow until attendance hit approximately 250 persons and the conference moved to a larger venue at the Back Bay Sheraton.
The conference continued to grow and in 2013 the conference was held for the first time at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Transit joined the conference as a featured mode. In 2014, more workshops than ever were offered along with the addition of site visits. Over 650 people attended the event. In 2016, the conference sold out for the second year straight! Each year the conference continues to bring together transportation leaders and individuals involved in the areas of planning, public health, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected office, law enforcement and education.
This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at 413-800-2655 or email@example.com at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.
Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the event or you will be invoiced.
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Public Sector and Non-Profit
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What Moving Together Can Do For Your Company or Organization
When you exhibit at Moving Together, your company or organization will be seen by over 800 professionals involved in healthy transportation, planning, design, construction, public health, bike and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected offices, law enforcement and education. Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your business or organization to the key decision makers involved in pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation. In addition, there are several opportunities to promote your company or organization through special sponsorship opportunities.
Online Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration Is Now Available!
Please click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page.
Special Sponsorship Opportunities
Gold Level Sponsor
A GOLD Level Sponsor receives a booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:
Two complimentary attendee registrations
Your logo will also be included on:
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Emails and direct mail marketing materials
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event
• Shown during the conference slide show that is played throughout the event in the main ballroom
• Company banner displayed in main ballroom
• Session agenda signs outside each meeting room
Silver Level Sponsor
A SILVER Level Sponsor receives booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:
One complimentary attendee registration
Your logo will also be included on:
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Emails and direct mail marketing materials
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.
• Shown during the conference slide show that is played throughout the event in the main ballroom.
Bronze Level Sponsor
A BRONZE Level Sponsor receives booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:
Your logo will also be included on:
• Event website (including link to sponsor’s website)
• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.
• Shown during the conference slide show played throughout the event in the main ballroom.
Non Profit/Government Exhibitor
Includes an exhibit booth. Each agency attendee must pre-register online for the conference at $100.00 each. Agencies interested in being a sponsor must pay regular sponsor fees.
Each booth includes:
• 6 foot skirted table, one chair and one waste paper basket
• Additional chairs are available on request, depending on the number of attendees that your organization registers.
• Indicate any special considerations and requests, including electrical outlets.
Vendors will be required to pay for any exhibit-specific audiovisual equipment, such as a table-top or free-standing TV-DVD. Please contact the UMass Transportation Center, 413-230-6791, for specific equipment costs.
Online Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration Now Available!
Please click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page.
We welcome walking, bicycle-friendly and transit-friendly vendors, businesses, professional planning/design/engineering services, educational and non-profit advocacy groups.
Questions can be directed to Kathryn Donnelly 413-230-6791.
REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS: 7:45 am - 8:45 am
WELCOME SESSION: 8:45 am - 9:15 am
Pete Sutton – Master of Ceremonies, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, MassDOT
Ken McLeod - Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
BREAK/EXHIBITS: 9:15 am - 9:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSION 1: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Session 1A: Low Budget, High Impact: Highlighting Shared Streets & Spaces Projects Under $150K - Georgian Room
MassDOT’s Shared Streets and Spaces Program provides funding to municipalities and public transit authorities to implement improvements to plazas, sidewalks, curbs, streets, bus stops, parking areas, and other public spaces in support of public health, safe mobility, and strengthened commerce. The program provides grants as large as $500,000, but many grant awardees have proven that you don’t need a lot of money to make a big impact. Join the MassDOT team as they provide an overview of the program and awardees share how their small projects had a large impact on their communities.
Julie Scott, Town of Alford
Denise Gaffey, City of Melrose
Catherine Feerick, Town of Attleboro
Amber Vaillancourt, MassDOT
Session 1B: GeoDOT Initiatives -Supporting Our Multimodal Network - Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms
Don’t miss an exciting and informative session as MassDOT’s Geospatial Technology group speaks on the development of a common system for multimodal infrastructure investments. Presenters will highlight strategies for moving towards an operational geospatial infrastructure, to support project planning and implementation, funding, safety, mobility, climate, and equity considerations. Previously error-prone or highly technical processes can now be achieved through automated workflows. This technological approach will enable local, regional, and private partners to leverage data and tools for advancing common priorities.
Carl Hughes, MassDOT
Charles Major, MassDOT
Jennifer Inzana, MassDOT
Tito Sanchez, BETA Group
Jose Simo, MassDOT
Session 1C: The Importance of Long-Range Planning - First Floor Studio 1
Long-range planning is an essential tool guiding transportation decision-making that advances organizational goals and maximizes the equity and resiliency of the transportation network. MassDOT’s 2050 Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan, Beyond Mobility, will document the most pressing trends and issues facing Massachusetts in the future and articulate a vision statement and set of actions MassDOT can take to address those issues. Rhode Island is planning for an inclusive and comprehensive multimodal system out twenty years to 2040. MAPC’s MetroCommon 2050 provides services to individual communities in making their transportation futures more sustainable and equitable.
Derek Krevat, MassDOT
Joe Wanat, VHB, and Meredith Brady, Rhode Island Department of Administration
Eric Bourassa, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Casey Auch, MassDOT
Session 1D: MassTrails - Investments in Trails Across the Commonwealth - First Floor Studio 2
The MassTrails Team helps to develop a unified vision for a trails network across the Commonwealth. Officially launched in 2018, the Team has recently completed its fourth round of grant awards funding $11.8 million in MassTrails Grants to 81 projects throughout the Commonwealth. Learn how the Team is investing in trails through existing condition and future demand assessments, new partnerships, and the Team’s long-term network vision.
Kurt Gaertner, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Amanda Lewis, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Megan Morrow, Kittelson and Associates
Pete Sutton, MassDOT
Session 1E: Microtransit Opportunities - Arlington Room
Microtransit – on-demand public transit – continues to play a valuable role filling gaps and enhancing the existing transit network. Learn how a student researcher travelled around the continental United States and reviewed how ten specific microtransit systems operate on a day-to-day basis. At the regional level, two microtransit services offer unique perspectives – one for rural Franklin County, and the other for the island community of Martha’s Vineyard.
Tate Coleman, Town of Great Barrington
Tina Cote, Franklin Regional Transit Authority
Felicia Webb, Vineyard Transit Authority
Rachel Fichtenbaum and Ellie McCarthy, MassDOT
BREAK/EXHIBITS: 10:45 am - 11:15 am
CONCURRENT SESSION 2: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Session 2A: Securing Mobility During Disruptions - Orange Line Shutdown - Georgian Room
The MBTA’s Orange Line serves 100,000 daily riders and provides a vital transportation link through the communities of Malden, Medford, Somerville, and Boston. When emergency work necessitated a 30-day closure, MassDOT staff, advocates, and municipalities banded together to develop strategies to best serve the influx of cyclists, pedestrians, and vulnerable road users. Learn how the action plan came together – including messaging, free Bluebikes, and low-stress bicycling routes - and what takeaways can be applied to future scenarios.
Corey O’Connor, Kayla Sousa, Pete Sutton, and Ian Adams, MassDOT
Stacy Thompson, LivableStreets Alliance
Becca Wolfson, Boston Cyclists Union
Matthew Petersen, Transit Matters
Rachel Tanenhaus, City of Cambridge
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, City of Boston
Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator, MassDOT
Session 2B: New Safety Initiatives in our Gateway Cities - Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms
Gateway cities are midsize, urban centers that anchor regional economies around the state and also possess unrealized potential, including expanding networks for biking and walking safely. Three regional communities discuss this potential by highlighting similarities, differences, geography, funding opportunities, equity, and how adding new safety initiatives can have a transformative effect on travel options. MassDOT’s new Safe Streets for People Playbook will be premiered.
Chris Cignoli, City of Springfield, and Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson
Colleen Medeiros, Cape Cod Commission
Alexis Vidaurreta, Toole Design Group
Francisco Lovera, MassDOT
Session 2C: State of the Practice – Community Engagement - First Floor Studio 1
Community Engagement takes on many forms across multiple communication platforms. Hear how Open Streets Boston attracted thousands of attendees throughout the summer by closing main roads to vehicular traffic; how research participants took photographs of settings perceived to support, discourage, or otherwise impact the ability to walk, bike, and take transit (Springfield Six Corners); and how comprehensive data gathering informed the MBTA’s Bus Network Redesign.
Matt Moran, City of Boston
Mark Fenton, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Doug Johnson, MassDOT
Makaela Niles, MassDOT
Session 2D: Case Study: Route 128/I-95 Land Use and Transportation - First Floor Studio 2
The Route 128/I-95 Land Use and Transportation Study will establish the future land use, housing, and economic development assumptions for the interstate highway segment between Newton and Lexington. The study will develop and analyze alternatives; present policy and infrastructure recommendations; and develop an implementation plan to improve this corridor. Current projects by the City of Waltham and conservation efforts along the Charles River will also be featured.
Liz Williams, MassDOT
Catherine Cagle, City of Waltham
Gerald Autler, DCR
Kathleen Keen, VHB
Session 2E: Improving Biking, Walking and Transit - Project Spotlight - Arlington Room
Discover how one regional transit agency’s development of a new methodology more accurately predicts the ridership and revenue impacts of fare changes. Learn how a local resident utilized his time during the pandemic to create a popular 25-mile walking network through Boston and how a Worcester intergenerational e-bike program – funded by the MA Clean Energy Coalition – is part of a 2-year program to distribute electric bicycles and track their usage.
Galen Mook, MassBike
Alex Forrest, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Miles Howard, Boston Walking City Trail
Patricia Cahill, MassDOT
LUNCHEON/SECRETARY’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS/VIDEO AWARDS: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Jamey Tesler, Secretary of Transportation & Chief Executive Officer, MassDOT
Jonathan Gulliver, Highway Administrator, MassDOT
Awards: Safe Streets/Smart Trips High School Video Contest
CONCURRENT SESSION 3: 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
SITE VISIT: Walking Tour of Separated Bike Lanes around Boston Common and Public Garden
Meet at the Registration Table directly following the lunchtime awards conclusion
Tour is limited to the first 25 attendees to sign up at the registration table the morning of the conference.
Created as a pilot project during the height of the pandemic in 2020, this now permanent installation facilitates bicycle mobility by effectively removing one travel lane along five major one-way thoroughfares. Along the walk, hear about the process undertaken to create these now essential connections through the bustling downtown, and about future plans to add existing infrastructure to promote more safe bicycling.
Dan Merrow and Nathaniel Fink, City of Boston
SITE VISIT: South Bay Harbor Trail
Meet in the Hotel Lobby directly following the lunchtime awards conclusion.
Tour is limited to the first 25 attendees to sign up at the registration table the morning of the conference.
Completed in 2021, MassDOT’s newest urban active transportation corridor connects South Station to the north with Melnea Cass Boulevard to the south. Tour the facility that effectively uses space on existing bridges and roadways for the benefit of its users. The trail also complements the popular Infraspace Project under I-93 which provides better bike/ped connections between South Boston and the South End.
Ben Muller, MassDOT
Chris Mancini, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Session 3A: Frederick Law Olmsted 200th Anniversary - Georgian Room
As events to mark the 200th birthday of Olmsted are celebrated this year, his vision and legacy continue to inspire planners and the agencies responsible for maintaining the infrastructure created around Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Parks equity and spatial justice are front and center in the present mission of agencies tasked with the Olmsted legacy. Attendees will get updates on the latest MassDOT project to reclaim the Muddy River, the update to the Franklin Park master plan, and future initiatives.
Steve McLaughlin, MassDOT, and Marie Law Adams, Landing Studio
Karen Mauney-Brodek, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Liza Meyer, Boston Parks Department
Ted Landsmark, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University
Session 3B: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Resiliency - Berkeley Clarendon Rooms
Resiliency is important when designing and implementing projects both large and small. MassDOT’s Highway Environmental Services Department will provide an overview on the many programs available to facilitate project management. A statewide non-profit is taking on the task of advancing a bold vision for iconic, public open space on the Boston waterfront, and one local land trust is successfully converting a land swap with its rail trail through areas of critical environmental concern.
Brenda Enos, MassDOT
Cynthia Henshaw, East Quabbin Land Trust
Amy Eynatian, The Trustees of Reservations
Jessica Kenny, MassDOT
Session 3C: Discretionary Grant Opportunities and Ways to Advance Initiatives - First Floor Studio 1
Attendees will learn about myriad funding opportunities at the federal level and the congressional district level, where one trails corridor is aligning with six communities. Learn of one community’s success in procuring an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Economic Development Administration grant to fund a critical trails gap; and hear about plans already in progress to deliver the largest Federal Highway apportionment in decades as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding.
Peg Dean, Town of Southbridge
David Read, East Coast Greenway Alliance
Cassandra Ostrander, Federal Highway Administration
Raissah Kouame, MassDOT
Session 3D: Putting the Pieces Together: Leveraging MassDOT Funding Programs to Implement Projects - First Floor Studio 2
Securing funding to complete a local project can sometimes feel like an impossible puzzle, especially if there are numerous funding sources involved. Join MassDOT staff as they provide an overview of several MassDOT funding programs - including Complete Streets, and Shared Streets and Spaces - and chat with various municipal grant awardees about how they leveraged multiple funding sources to accomplish projects in their communities.
Eric Barber, City of Beverly
Pam Helinek, Town of Hudson
Brooke McKenna, City of Cambridge
Eddie Bates, MassDOT
Session 3E: Hot Topics in Transportation- Environmental Justice - Arlington Room
This session on improving mobility within environmental justice areas ties together recent developments including the new MBTA Mobility Center which is integrating service delivery to older adults and individuals with disabilities, through interactions with the Center; an ambitious Active Transportation Network Study laying out a region-wide master plan to improving bicycling and walking; and elementary school students having a hand in developing Boston’s next great trail: Kids' Visions - Roxbury Way.
Bianca Lightfoot, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Ingrid Strong, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Guoqiang Li, Old Colony Planning Council
Miranda Briseño, MassDOT
BREAK/EXHIBITS: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 4: 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 4: Safety Mega Session - First Floor Studios 1 & 2
In 2021, 418 people died and 2,884 were seriously injured due to roadway crashes in Massachusetts – the highest number of fatalities in 14 years. The trend of rising roadway fatalities means new approaches and actions are needed. Massachusetts is adopting US DOT’s Safe System approach. Hear about the development of the 2023 Strategic Highway Safety Plan, for improving safety on all public roads in Massachusetts and related current and planned MassDOT initiatives. No single entity can achieve the goal of zero fatalities alone. Come to listen, learn, and share your stories and ideas for how, together, we can improve safety.
Jackie DeWolfe, MassDOT
Bonnie Polin, MassDOT
Nancy Cox, Registry of Motor Vehicles
Carrie Lavallee, Highway Chief, MassDOT
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $16.4 Million in Shared Streets & Spaces Program Awards
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $16.4 million for 184 new awards to 138 municipalities and seven Regional Transit Authorities through the Shared Streets and Spaces Program. The program provides technical assistance and project funding to help Massachusetts cities and towns design and implement changes to curbs, streets, and parking areas in support of public health, safe mobility, and community growth and revitalization. This round of funding placed particular emphasis on two new types of projects: those to reduce vehicle speeds in order to increase safety, and those to purchase equipment needed to improve and maintain infrastructure for active transportation.
“Our Shared Streets and Spaces grant program is just one of the many municipal grant programs that has demonstrated what we can accomplish by working together with our partners at the local level,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Today’s announcement represents the largest award round since the program was launched and we are glad to be funding projects that reduce vehicular speeds and provide safe mobility for children, for seniors, to public transportation, housing, and to open space and parks.”
“We’ve been proud to award a total of $50 million dollars in grant funding to cities and towns to facilitate 494 projects since launching Shared Streets and Spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic in June of 2020,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We are pleased to partner with local leaders to create safer and more connected cities and towns.”
This grant round also offered municipalities a new opportunity to apply for grants for up to $50,000 to purchase equipment to support active transportation. Eligible items include such things as snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, speed feedback signs, pedestrian-activated warning devices such as Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB), and bicycle lane delineators.
“With speeding and speeding-related crashes becoming more and more prevalent as we emerge from the pandemic, safety and driving at appropriate speeds has never been so important,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler. “MassDOT encourages municipalities to think strategically an implemented speed reduction measures to reduce crashes and the severity of injuries in crashes. Many of the projects funded in this grant round will make our streets safer for everyone, whether they are walking, bicycling, taking public transportation or driving.”
Today’s announcement represents the largest award round since the program was launched in June 2020. The awards made in this round provide funding to 138 municipalities and seven Regional Transit Authorities for a total of 184 individual grants. Of the awarded municipalities, 53% are designated Environmental Justice communities. A total of 31% of today’s award recipients have never received a Shared Streets and Spaces grant before.
The following cities, towns, and Regional Transit Authorities have been awarded Shared Streets and Spaces grants for construction projects in this funding round.
Abington received $198,539.00 to install ADA-compliant curb ramps, a crosswalk, RRFBs, speed feedback signs, and to reconstruct a portion of a sidewalk along Thicket Street and Old Randolph Street.
Adams received $190,314.00 to repair eleven pedestrian crosswalks along Columbia Street with new granite curbing and twenty-two ADA-compliant curb ramps, in addition to two RRFBs north of Valley Street and Burt Street.
Amesbury received $200,000.00 to add a bike lane from the Whittier Bridge to Merrimac Street.
Arlington received $143,910.56 to install a dedicated bicycle lane as well as pedestrian ‘bump-outs’ and an RRFB on a block of Chestnut Street between Chestnut Terrace and Medford Street.
Arlington, in partnership with the MBTA, received $133,640.00 to install an outbound shared bus/bike lane on Massachusetts Avenue from Alewife Brook Parkway to opposite Lafayette Street, to extend the existing inbound shared bus/bike lane from Boulevard Road to Alewife Brook Parkway, and to implement related pedestrian safety measures.
Auburn received $180,686.00 to install signage, speed enforcement equipment, and ADA-compliant crosswalk improvements.
Barnstable received $419,739.55 to implement transit accessibility and pedestrian safety improvements along Downtown Hyannis’ Main Street, including parklets and trolley stops as well as enhanced crosswalk markings and speed tables at intersections.
Bedford received $42,350.00 to install a crosswalk, ADA-compliant curb ramps, RRFBs, and signage on North Street across from Bedford Farms Ice Cream, a high pedestrian area.
Boston received $461,419.00 to create temporary dedicated bus/truck lanes and protected bike lanes in both directions along Summer Street from South Station to the Flynn Marine Industrial Park in South Boston.
Bourne received $200,00.00 to reconstruct the Academy Drive/Main Street intersection by repurposing roadway space in order to expand a sidewalk and install a curb extension.
Boylston received $187,723.80 to construct new sidewalks at intersections along Route 140 and Sewall Street, ADA-compliant curb ramps, a new pedestrian island with warning signs, RRFBs, and lane and striping changes to improve safety on Route 40.
Bridgewater received $200,00.00 to replace, widen, and upgrade three sidewalks on town-owned streets that run through the Bridgewater State University campus and serve as an important pedestrian connection to the MBTA Commuter Rail.
The Brockton Area Transit Authority received 163,300.00 to significantly improve BAT’s third busiest stop – the Westgate Mall in Brockton – by tripling the area designated for buses with an extended accessible platform and by installing shelters, wayfinding signs, and bicycle racks.
The Cape Ann Transit Authority, in partnership with Rockport, Gloucester, Ipswich, and Essex, received $302,937.17 to install shelters, benches, and schedule signage for fixed and seasonal routes that serve students, tourists, residents, and seniors.
Cohasset received $197,400.00 to install two crosswalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and extend the existing sidewalk on the north side of Sohier Street by 1,300 linear feet from Fairbanks Lane to the driveway of the Mobil Gas station and Pour Coffee & Bagel Company.
Concord received $197,663.75 to slow vehicular traffic at the Malden/Walden Street intersection with traffic calming, signage, new sidewalk, planters, and better pavement markings.
Cummington received $31,802.00 to upgrade a crosswalk with high-visibility striping and new ADA-compliant curb ramps in front of Community House/Church and Hillside Terrace Senior Housing on Main Street.
Danvers received $138,358.00 to create two new at-grade crossings for the Danvers Rail Trail on Maple Street and Hobart Road and to install ADA-compliant curb ramps, high-visibility crosswalks, lighting, RRFBs, signal-timing adjustments, and bicycle parking and wayfinding.
Dartmouth received $75,250.00 to transform a parking lot into a year-long pop-up space featuring attractions such as ice skating, food and drink vendors, seating, outdoor firepits, and patio heaters.
Deerfield received $113,118.00 to construct two new crosswalks, improve existing crosswalks with new ADA-compliant curb ramps, add RRFBs at three locations along North Main Street, including at the Frontier Regional School and the North Main Street Park (under construction).
Dennis received $95,000.00 to purchase and install radar speed feedback signs on the main roads leading to the northside beaches in order to provide safer pedestrian and bicycle access.
Dudley received $176,894.15 to construct 0.25 miles of sidewalk on Airport Road as well as install four crosswalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, pedestrian crossing signage, white reflective paint to increase visibility, and bicycle lane delineators.
Eastham received $84,000.00 to install RRFBs at six intersections along the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Easthampton received $200,000.00 to create a raised crossing for the Manhan Rail Trail over Payson Avenue as well as to install RRFBs, widen an existing sidewalk to provide a better connection to the downtown, and construct ADA-compliant curb ramps at the entrances of the Public Safety Complex and City Hall.
Edgartown, in partnership with the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority, received $200,000.00 to construct a 450-foot pedestrian path adjacent to bicycle parking that abuts the Church Street bus stop and install bicycle signage to improve traffic flow.
Essex received $160,743.00 to purchase and install ‘dark sky friendly’ pedestrian light fixtures along the downtown core of Main Street in order to create a safe and appealing streetscape.
Everett received $75,000.00 to install crossing improvements including ADA-compliant curb ramps and a new crosswalk at the intersection of Spalding and Main Streets, as well as wayfinding signage and temporary speed bumps at locations around the city.
Falmouth received $84,008.20 to create a10-foot-wide buffered bike lane on Curley Boulevard, to reduce the width of existing travel lanes from the old Main Street intersection west to an existing crosswalk on Quaker Road and install an RRFB at the existing Old Main Road crosswalk.
Fitchburg received $199,646.64 to improve the sidewalks from Oak Hill Road to Reingold Elementary School to complement previous Safe Routes to School projects.
Framingham received $199,907.60 to realign the existing intersection of School and Hamilton Streets, as well as install ADA-compliant curb ramps, reduced curb radii, shorten pedestrian crossings, and a new pedestrian island.
The Franklin Regional Transit Authority, in partnership with Montague, received $178,376.00, to improve FRTA bus stops on Millers Falls Road at Industrial Boulevard in Montague with shelters, bicycle racks, new crosswalks, and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
Freetown received $61,076.00 to create a well-lit crosswalk from the Freetown Elementary School to the Central Park ballfields with ADA-compliant curb ramps, as well as signage to increase the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists during games and town events.
Granville received $89,000.00 to purchase and install high-reflectivity speed limit and warning signs, delineators, and rumble strips on sections of roads with known safety problems.
Great Barrington, in partnership with the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, received $62,500.00, to upgrade bus stops with signage, more accessible curbs, new bus shelters, solar-powered lighting, and benches.
Hatfield received $56,641.52 to install eight solar-powered button-activated flashing crosswalk signals along two main arteries in town and to extend a sidewalk at the Campawonk elderly housing complex.
Haverhill, in partnership with the Merrimac Valley Regional Transit Authority, received $50,000.00 to add new bus shelters with benches, WiFi hotspots and video screens to bus stops in Haverhill that serve public housing.
Holden received $106,514.63 to construct new sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps to provide a safer route to Mountview Middle School.
Holliston received $194,200.00 to replace a sidewalk and install crosswalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, electrical vehicle charging equipment, and park amenities such as a kiosk, bench, and bike rack as part of the 9 Green Street redevelopment project.
Holyoke received $200,000.00 to install raised crosswalks along with RRFBs at three locations that are heavily used by children and seniors and where vehicles travel at high speeds.
Leominster received $200,000.00 to create additional safe space for walking, biking, and downtown event activities by widening sidewalks, narrowing travel lanes, improving pedestrian crossings, and installing bicycle parking.
Lynn received $193,545.00 to install a curb extension, an RRFB, and new cement sidewalks to reduce vehicle speeds and prioritize pedestrians on Pleasant Street.
Malden received $84,799.00 to install two new flashing school-zone signs at the Beebe School and five new flashing school-zone signs at the Ferryway School.
Mashpee received $56,000.00 to install speed feedback signs on South Sandwich Road and Orchard Road.
Medfield received $145,411.67 to implement painted curb extensions along Main Street and install a new crosswalk with ADA-compliant curb ramps and RRFBs at the Melrose School.
Medford received $200,000.00 to implement traffic calming treatments including speed tables, speed feedback signs, and RRFBs along 10 corridors in the city, in addition to narrowing existing vehicle lanes to create on-street bike lanes on three streets.
Melrose received $77,900.00 to implement intersection improvements at West Emerson and Vinton Streets with a focus on pedestrian improvements, including changes to curb locations, a new center island, new ADA-compliant curb ramps, and the relocating and striping of crosswalks.
Methuen, in partnership with the Merrimac Valley Regional Transit Authority, received $392,659.71 to install new bus stops with shelters, crosswalks, pedestrian signage and wayfinding, curb extensions, and benches, along a 0.6-mile stretch of Lower Broadway.
Merrimac Valley Regional Transit Authority, in partnership with Lawrence and Amesbury, received $399,312.36 to install eighteen bus shelters with wayfinding signage, network maps and schedules, lighting, heating fixtures, and benches in Lawrence and Amesbury.
Millbury received $199,067.00 to improve safety, comfort, and connectivity for people bicycling and walking between the Blackstone River Bike Path trailhead and downtown Millbury Center with new sidewalks, RRFBs, pavement markings, wayfinding signage, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and a bike repair station.
Montachusett Regional Transit Authority, in partnership with Athol, Fitchburg and Gardner, received 180,000.00 to install twelve new bus shelters with solar-powered lighting.
Newbury received $200,000.00 to construct 400 linear feet of a fully accessible, paved, shared-use path along Parker Street to connect to the Clipper City Rail Trail and the regional Coastal Trails Network.
Newburyport received $123,779.00 to install a traffic calming island in the center of High Street from Cutting Drive to Myrtle Street.
Newton received $198,605.00 to improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and school buses operating on Albemarle Road and Brookside Avenue through the installation of speed humps, painted bike lanes with flex-posts, curb extensions, removal of parking spaces, and a pedestrian island and bike markings.
North Brookfield received $200,000.00 to install new sidewalks and widen existing sidewalks, and install decorative lighting, benches, and ADA-compliant curb ramps along North Main Street.
Norwell received $200,000.00 to construct 0.5 miles of sidewalk to complete a three-mile pedestrian corridor on Main Street that connects to the Town Center, schools, athletic fields, and residential areas.
Orleans received $12,500.00 to install a speed table, as well as additional markings and signs, to reduce speeds and improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians along the road approaching Skaket Beach.
Oxford received $198,000.00 to construct 1,000 feet of sidewalk along Church Street, from Main Street to Treasure Land Park and Playground, as well as to reduce intersection radii, narrow travel lanes, and enhance existing crosswalks.
Pepperell received $200,000.00 to install RRFBs with LED signs at the Nashua River Rail Trail crossing at Groton Street, as well as to expand the existing sidewalk along Main Street to make space for benches, planters, outdoor dining, and wayfinding signage to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in the historic Railroad Square.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority received $490,394.00 to improve bus stops including sidewalks, ADA-compliant ramps, crosswalks, pavement markings, signage, shelters, benches, and other amenities at fifteen locations in Amherst, Agawam, Chicopee, Palmer, Northampton, Springfield, and West Springfield.
Plainville received $44,800.00 to install solar-powered RRFBs at two existing crosswalks at elementary schools on Route 106.
Plymouth received $197,261.54 to reduce vehicular speeds and improve pedestrian safety through expanded curbs, RRFBs, improved signage visibility, and realigned and shortened crosswalks at two densely populated locations near schools.
Provincetown received $11,975.00 to install bicycle racks and a bicycle repair station at Cannery Wharf Park.
Quincy received $366,000.00 to expand transit signal priority to the Washington Street corridor for use by the MBTA Routes 220/222, as well as fill pedestrian infrastructure in gaps on Hancock Street and Quincy Avenue.
Randolph received $128,113.15 to install crosswalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, curb extensions, a sidewalk, and an RRFB on Reed Street directly in front of the Donovan Elementary School as well as install speed tables at several locations in town.
Raynham received $38,650.00 to narrow North Main Street/Route 104 to accommodate 5-foot bike lanes and restripe crosswalks, as well as install signage and construct ADA-compliant curb ramps at major intersections.
Salem received $95,835.55 to install protected bicycle lanes, traffic calming elements such as chicanes and lane narrowing, a new crosswalk, and to improve access to a bus stop on North Street between Highland and Franklin Street.
Sharon received $73,340.00 to install the town’s first bikeshare system, with one location at the MBTA Commuter Rail station and another at the community center/senior center.
Springfield received $187,659.10 to implement mid-block crosswalks, pedestrian safety signs, RRFBs, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and pavement markings at PVTA and school bus stops on Dickinson and Allen Streets, as well as install a ValleyBike station at a municipal park in the Indian Orchard neighborhood.
Stockbridge received $132,994.95 to install raised and improved crosswalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
Taunton received $99,000.00 to improve crosswalks on Main Street by adding push-button RRFBs, high-visibility pavement markings, and in-street portable pedestrian crossing signs to be placed in the middle of crosswalks.
Tyngsborough received $134,722.50 to realign a roadway to improve the safety of an intersection, to install an ADA-accessible walkway to connect a residential neighborhood with the Town beach, commercial district, and bus routes, and to install a bus shelter and bike rack to serve the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Route 10.
Wakefield received $115,303.00 to implement sidewalk replacements and additions, ADA-compliant curb ramps, curb extensions, intersection realignment, restriped crosswalks, and RRFBs to improve pedestrian safety and connect neighborhoods to local businesses.
West Brookfield received $149,640.00 to implement safety and accessibility improvements at the crosswalk at the West Brookfield Elementary School.
Westfield received $177,888.00 to install its first ValleyBike bikeshare stations at Westfield University and at the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Olver Transit Center, as well as to install wayfinding to help direct riders from the downtown to the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail.
Westwood received $20,000.00 to install four speed feedback signs, two along Pond Street and two along Clapboardtree Street.
Winchester received $87,480.25 to construct curb extensions to help manage speeds at the Wildwood Street curve, proximate to the Lynch School.
Winthrop received $53,568.00 to install eight solar-powered speed feedback signs along a stretch of Route 145 experiencing high vehicular traffic.
Worcester received $200,000.00 to install surface-mounted LED lights for three bridge underpasses located at Green Street, Franklin Street, and Madison Street to create a safe, walkable connection between the Downtown and Canal District that will also serve as a public art installation.
The following cities and towns were awarded grants for the purchase of equipment in this funding round:
Adams received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Alford received $33,462.86 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Amesbury received $19,729.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Arlington received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Ashburnham received $9,799.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Ashby received $14,640.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Ashfield received $10,541.90 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Attleboro received $35,012.64 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Avon received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Barnstable received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Bedford received $49,999.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and speed feedback/messaging signs.
Belchertown received $47,850.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Belmont received $19,474.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Braintree received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicyclist facilities.
Brockton received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Brookline received $49,920.00 for bicycle-lane delineators, pedestrian-activated warning devices, and other pedestrian improvements, as well as $16,726.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Canton received $8,935.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Charlemont received $44,332.96 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and speed feedback/messaging signs.
Chesterfield received $45,458.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Cohasset received $9,674.99 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Cummington received $19,729.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Dedham received $25,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Dracut received $26,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Easthampton received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Essex received $43,848.87 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Fall River received $49,900.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/crossing signals and $46,500.00 for traffic signals.
Fitchburg received $47,000.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Foxborough received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and $25,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/crossing signals.
Framingham received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Freetown received $43,054.86 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and speed feedback/messaging signs.
Goshen received $45,558.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Grafton received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Greenfield received $31,229.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Harvard received $22,191.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Haverhill received $47,467.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Hingham received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Leominster received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Littleton received $22,728.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Longmeadow received $19,576.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Lowell received $50,000.00 for traffic calming equipment including chicanes and speed humps.
Lunenburg received $6,708.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Malden received $42,050.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Manchester-by-the-Sea received $49,650.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Mashpee received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Medford received $50,00.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, bicycle lane delineators, and a speed feedback sign and $49,500.00 for a pavement-marking machine and paint.
Melrose received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and $30,943.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Merrimac received $41,952.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Middleton received $3,080.00 for pedestrian safety signage and pavement marking paint.
Millbury received $30,905.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Millis received $49,999.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Natick received $39,999.10 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Needham received two grants for $45,244.50 and $34,966.14 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
New Bedford received $50,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Newburyport received $21,505.00 for pedestrian safety improvements including paint and curb extensions.
Newton received $48,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Norfolk received $15,335.19 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
North Adams received $32,659.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
North Attleborough received $37,825.00 for messaging signs.
Northampton received $24,132.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, a line painter for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and a bicycle shelter.
Northfield received $40,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Norton received $41,800.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Otis received $46,417.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Paxton received $19,729.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Plymouth received $48,500.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs and $28,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/crossing signals.
Princeton received $48,221.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Quincy received $50,000.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/crossing signals and $49,500.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Raynham received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Reading received $47,535.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Rochester received $50,000.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Rockland received $23,883.50 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and pedestrian safety improvements.
Rockport received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Salem received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Salisbury received $23,072.50 for pedestrian safety improvements and $3,025.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Sandwich received $19,474.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Scituate received $46,686.95 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Sheffield received $32,802.34 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities as well as bicycle racks.
Shelburne received $20,432.35 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Shrewsbury received $6,770.00 for messaging signs.
South Hadley received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Southbridge received $49,544.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Springfield received $50,000.00 for bikeshare station equipment.
Stoneham received $49,463.10 for pedestrian-activated crossing signals as well as other pedestrian safety improvements.
Swansea received $32,063.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Taunton received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Tewksbury received $23,548.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Uxbridge received $30,000.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Ware received $45,075.20 for pedestrian safety improvements.
Watertown received $50,000.00 for pedestrian and bicycle wayfinding signage.
Wellesley received $45,083.94 for pedestrian-activated warning devices and crossing signals.
Westborough received $32,490.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and $30,792.00 for pedestrian safety elements.
Westfield received $41,800.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/crossing signals.
Westhampton received $19,474.00 for speed feedback/messaging signs.
Whately received $10,608.75 for bicycle maintenance stations.
Williamsburg received $32,400.00 for pedestrian-activated warning devices/ crossing signals.
Winchester received $50,000.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Yarmouth received $49,420.00 for snow removal equipment for pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
The Shared Streets and Spaces program provides grants as small as $5,000 and as large as $500,000 for municipalities and transit authorities to make changes to their streets that allow for safer walking, biking, public transit, recreation, commerce, and civic activities. These improvements can be intentionally temporary or permanent. MassDOT is particularly focused on projects that reduce vehicular speeds and provide safe mobility for children, for seniors, to public transportation, housing, and to open space and parks.
Prior to this funding round, a total of $33 million dollars in grant funding had been provided to Massachusetts cities and towns to facilitate 310 projects since program start in June of 2020.
Information about the Shared Streets and Spaces Program can be found online at https://www.mass.gov/shared-streets-and-spaces-grant-program.
Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5.54 Million in Complete Streets Funding Program Awards
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5.54 million has been awarded to 16 communities as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Round 1 of grants for the Complete Streets Funding Program. These grant awards will be used by recipient municipalities to fund local multimodal infrastructure projects that improve travel for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation. This is the thirteenth overall grant round for this program since the Administration launched the program in 2016.
A “Complete Street” is one that enables safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Administered by MassDOT, the Complete Streets Funding Program aims to teach communities about Complete Streets and encourage the integration of Complete Streets into regular local planning practices. Since the launch of the Complete Streets Funding Program in 2016, 252 municipalities have worked through the program to adopt a local Complete Streets policy and 222 have advanced even further to develop an approved Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. A representative from each municipality registered with the program also attends a training course to learn about Complete Streets.
“The Complete Streets Funding Program has now awarded over $83 million in total funding through 444 technical assistance and construction awards since 2016 to support municipalities in their ongoing efforts to improve their transportation infrastructure, build safe, convenient and easily accessible transportation networks and to facilitate economic development opportunities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This program continues to advance mobility and connectivity throughout the Commonwealth.”
“Complete Streets are for everyone and provide important opportunities for communities to achieve their unique needs and goals,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “Programs like this support safe connectivity and increased economic activity throughout local neighborhoods and we look forward to seeing this progress in the future.”
“MassDOT is pleased to continue to work with municipal leaders to encourage the installation of infrastructure to help make for ‘Complete Streets’ everywhere,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler. “We want everyone in every city and town in the Commonwealth to have sidewalks, crosswalks, and other features which make it easy and safe to get to where they want to go.”
Today’s announcement regarding the Complete Streets Funding Program provides funding to the following communities:
Easthampton received $286,000.00 to improve crossing connections along Holyoke Street. Intersections will be upgraded to include ADA compliant curb ramps, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and high visibility pavement markings. Sidewalks will also be replaced or added along the north side of East Green Street and the south side of Allen Street.
Franklin received $89,700.00 to install rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the Southern New England Trunk Line Trail crossing and at the existing crosswalk on Lincoln Street, as well as add bicycle parking in several locations.
Gardner received $400,000.00 to install a multi-use path. The path will connect Gardner Veterans Arena along Crystal Lake to the existing National Grid Power Substation.
Georgetown received $395,618.00 to install/improve rectangular rapid flashing beacons, speed feedback signs, crosswalk stripping, and curb ramps along North Street.
Holbrook received $398,807.00 for pedestrian improvements, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and street trees along North and South Franklin Streets.
Holliston received $399,693.85 to install and repair sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons on Central Street, as well as install bicycle parking at Holliston Grill and place speed feedback signs on Woodland Street and Norfolk Street.
Kingston received $399,599.00 to implement pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Route 106, Route 27, and Evergreen Street.
Lincoln received $268,865.00 for an extension of a shared use path to a community farm along Codman Road.
Milton received $277,577.70 for intersection improvements at the Brook Road, Central Avenue, and Reedsdale Road intersection near Route 28.
North Andover received $397,271.00 to reconstruct the intersection of Chadwick Street, High Street, and North Street.
Oxford received $224,000.00 to install sidewalks and ADA compliant ramps from Sigeorney Street to Freemont Street and reconstruct sidewalks on Main Street. Feedback signs will also be installed on Main Street and Sutton Avenue.
Pepperell received $400,000.00 to add sidewalks, crosswalks, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and improve the overall geometry of the roundabout at Routes 111 and 113.
Raynham received $400,000.00 for a shared use path with accessible ramps, crosswalks, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons. The shared use path will provide pedestrian and bicycle access to the Raynham Senior Center, the Public Safety Building, and the Borden Colony Play fields.
Sandwich received $400,000.00 to resurface the intersection at Forestdale Road and Meetinghouse Road, to add bicycle lanes, reconstruct sidewalks, and add countdown crosswalk signals.
Taunton received $400,000.00 for improvements on Weir Street between First Street and Harrison Street. Improvements include the addition of painted bicycle lanes, road resurfacing, and reconstructed sidewalks.
Tewksbury received $400,000.00 to fill pedestrian network gaps between Fiske Street and Andover Street.
Approximately 60 percent of the total award dollars will fund projects located in environmental justice communities. Environmental justice communities are determined using U.S. Census data and are defined by the Commonwealth as communities in which the median household income is equal to or less than 65 percent of the statewide median, 25 percent or more of the residents identify as a race other than white, or 25 percent or more of households have no one over the age of 14 who speaks English only or very well.
Municipalities may apply for up to $400,000 in construction project funding in one application. Examples of project elements that can be implemented through the program include sidewalks, multimodal paths, bicycle lanes, improved street lighting, and pedestrian signalization at crosswalks or intersections.
For more information, visit the Complete Streets Funding Program website.
MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program Nationally Recognized for Safety Initiatives
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce its Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) has been nationally recognized in the annual state report cards issued by the National Safe Routes Partnership (NSRP). Massachusetts is ranked number one, along with California, in the national “Making Strides 2022” report, which measures how supportive states are of walking, bicycling, rolling, and providing tools and resources to help keep children and community members active. The report cards are based on four key areas: Complete Streets and Active Transportation Policy and Planning; Federal and State Active Transportation Funding; Safe Routes to School Funding and Supportive Practices; and Active Neighborhoods and School.
“We are honored to be recognized as a state that is ‘building speed’ in our efforts to support and fund active transportation programs for our children and communities,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO, Jamey Tesler. “Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, we will continue to champion initiatives that encourage safe walking, biking, and rolling for the Commonwealth through Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, Shared Streets and Spaces, and other MassDOT programs.”
The high scores in the key areas reflect MassDOT’s continued commitment to and prioritization of active and safe commutes for students across the Commonwealth. Specifically, Massachusetts received perfect scores for dedicating funding for active transportation and SRTS, providing special consideration for high-need communities, adopting goals to increase walking and bicycling, providing resources for SRTS initiatives, supporting equitable access to SRTS programming, and more. Massachusetts, along with California, received the highest score nationwide. To access the complete report, visit: https://www.saferoutespartnership.org/resources/report/making-strides-2022-state-report-cards.
The Massachusetts SRTS Program, sponsored by MassDOT and with funds from the Federal Highway Administration, promotes safer routes for students to actively get to and from school by fostering partnerships between community-led organizations, local law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments. The program currently serves more than 1,000 schools in over 255 communities across the Commonwealth. Through these partnerships, the Massachusetts SRTS Program highlights the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. The program also provides information, materials, and resources to support schools and communities with their local SRTS initiatives.
To access the Massachusetts SRTS dashboard of school partner activities across the state, visit: https://massdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/67b6b4eb55ad4c359ed67af1c2ebc6644.
To learn more about the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program visit: https://www.mass.gov/safe-routes-to-school.
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|Katherine||Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Quincy)|
|Sam||BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)|
|Edward||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|Vivian||MA Safe Routes to School|
|Charles||BL Companies (Corporate)|
|William||BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)|
|Boris||Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning|
|Katherine||Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Quincy)|
|Alyssa||Weston & Sampson|
|Jeremy||Weston & Sampson|
|Leah||Cambridge Systematics, Inc.|
|Ashley||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|Larry||AI Engineers, Inc|
|Gina||128 Business Council|
|Erin||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|Joshua||128 Business Council|
|Kari||City Point Partners, LLC|
|Ashleigh||CHA Consulting, Inc. NH|
|Jonathan||TEC, Inc. (MA)|
|Carol||CHA Consulting, Inc.|
|Erik||GM2 Associates, Inc.|
|Gustavo||GM2 Associates Inc|
|Jordan||Massachusetts Safe Routes to School|
|Tahara||Madison Park Development Corporation|
|Tito||BETA Group, Inc.|
|Ajeet||Fuss & O'Neill|
|Jeff||Weston & Sampson|
|Steve||Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)|
|Alex||Boston Cyclists Union|
|Steve||Environmental Partners Group, Inc.|
|Marie||John Turner Consulting, Inc.|
|Matt||BETA Group, Inc.|
|Allison||Northease Consulting Group|
|Matthew||Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Quincy)|
|Rachael||Walking In Arlington|
|Bob||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|Richard||BETA Group, Inc.|
|Jasmine||Green International Affiliates|
|Beth||Devens Enterprise Commission|
|Rowena||Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)|
|Patrick||Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Quincy)|
|Tony||Alfred Benesch & Co.|
|Annie||Fuss & O'Neill|
|Mack||AI Engineers, Inc|
|Frank||Green International Affiliates|
|Jody||TEC, Inc. (NH)|
|Steven||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|William||McMahon Associates, Inc.|
|Anna||Green Energy Consumers Alliance|
|Dennis||Green International Affiliates|
|Ryan||Boston Cyclists Union|
|Juliet||Kittelson & Associates, Inc.|
|Mark||DW White Construction|
|Teren||Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)|
|Didong||BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)|
|Stephan||GM2 Associates Inc|
|Joseph||Cambridge Systematics, Inc.|
|Chengbo||University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)|
|John||City of Malden|
|Jeffrey||City of Boston|
|Daniel||Town of Arlington|
|Adrian||City of Newton DPW|
|Zachary||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Todd||City of Medford|
|Colin||Windham Regional Commission|
|Catherine||City of Waltham|
|Jay||City of Salem|
|Kevin||Town of Rehoboth|
|Jeffrey||Town of Yarmouth|
|Nancy||National Rural Transit Assistance Program|
|James||Town of Plymouth|
|Raylen||Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)|
|Joseph||Town of Dedham|
|Joseph||City of Boston|
|Kelly||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Tyler||Town of Needham|
|Matthew||City of Westfield|
|Glenn Ann||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Eric||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Beth||Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)|
|Lisa||City of Newton DPW|
|Yahaira||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Monica||Town of Andover|
|Edward||City of Quincy|
|John||Town of Swansea|
|Dave||Town of Wellesley DPW|
|Greer||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Kate||Town of Everett|
|David||University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)|
|Allison||City of Boston|
|Todd||Town of Brookline|
|Todd||Town of Westwood|
|Sujatha||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Michael||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Axel||City of Boston|
|Elise||Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)|
|Jim||City of Newton|
|Allison||City of Westfield|
|Joseph||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Stephen||City of Cambridge Traffic|
|Joseph||Town of Everett|
|Guilford||Town of Amherst|
|Dan||City of Easthampton|
|Bill||Town of Maynard|
|Greg||City of Easthampton|
|Steven||Town of Westwood|
|Josh||Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)|
|Glen||Town of Andover Police Department|
|QinRui||Town of Acton|
|Melissa||City of Newton|
|Ethan||Rutland Regional Planning Commission (VT)|
|David||Town of Lexington DPW|
|Isaac||City of Newton|
|Donna||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Faye||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Kathy||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Cidalia||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Diane||City of Easthampton|
|Allison||City of Quincy|
|Griffin||Town of Brewster|
|Linda||City of Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)|
|Nahrin||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Sheila||Town of Plymouth|
|Judy||Easterseals, Inc. (IL)|
|Tiffany||Town of Paxton DPW|
|Jason||City of Newton|
|Erin||Town of Concord Planning Division|
|Shawna||City of Newton|
|Travis||Town of Paxton DPW|
|Alfredo||City of Newton|
|Stacy||Town of Rehoboth|
|Aldo||UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)|
|Yutao||Town of Acton|
|Adam||Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)|
|Corey||Town of Acton|
|Delaney||Town of Ayer|
|Tracy||UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)|
|Stephanie||UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)|