Safe Routes to School
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Appointed By: Board of Selectmen
Term: 3 years
Current Committee members
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Prospect Hill Road Sidewalk (Public Hearing 3/2/15, 7:00 PM, Selectmen Meeting Room, 1625 Mass. Avenue)
If you would like a new sidewalk to be built in your neighborhood, please use the New Sidewalk Request Form and follow the procedure laid out in the new Residential Guidelines for New Sidewalk Installation document.
2014 reports available:
pedestrian accessibility study
map of sidewalk network priorities
Committee Meetings will be held in the Selectmen's Meeting Room at 9:00 am on the following Mondays:
See the Public Meetings Calendar for meeting postings and agendas
LexMedia (community access television) broadcasts public hearings of the Committee.
From the Committee charge:
The Sidewalk Committee will advise the Board of Selectmen on sidewalk policies. The Committee seeks broad citizen input to support and encourage implementation of the recommendations of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan for increasing pedestrian activity and reducing traffic. The Committee will:
- consider the adequacy of the town wide sidewalk network to safely address the Town's recreation and transportation needs;
- recommend policy for sidewalk construction and maintenance, including financing and a prioritization strategy;
- work with the school PTAs and School Department to implement and sustain a Safe Routes to School program; and
- Sustain community interest in walking
Members should have enthusiasm for good health, safety and sound planning. The Committee seeks nominations for membership from school PTA organizations.
Full Committee charge
...Do you have an idea for how to fund sidewalk maintenance?
...Would you be prepared to shovel the part of the sidewalk that fronts your property or would you prefer that the Town do it at a higher cost to you?
Please send email to the Sidewalk Committee with your ideas, questions, complaints, and views.