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Join CultureHouseNeighborways Design, and the Somerville Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC) for a walk on Glen Street between Tufts Street and Broadway, starting at the bike racks in front of the Capuano Early Childhood Center.

The City of Somerville, CultureHouse, and Neighborways Design are creating a Neighborway on Glen Street. With two schools directly on the street and two others close by, Glen Street sees high use from children and other vulnerable road users (people walking, rolling, and biking). Since Glen Street spans the neighborhood, it has the potential to provide a safe connection between the East Somerville T station and the Broadway business district. Defined in the Somerville Bicycle Network Plan, Neighborways are walk-, roll-, and bike-friendly streets that run parallel to larger main streets, providing a low-stress and high-comfort experience for people of all ages and abilities. Neighborways are designed to lower vehicle volume and speed with traffic calming measures like speed humps or narrowing the entrance to the street, to discourage drivers from using the street as a cut-through. The Glen Street Neighborway is a quick-build project, meaning that all work will be done without digging, resurfacing, or making other major structural changes to the street. Instead, materials like planters, vertical plastic posts, paint markings, and speed humps will be used. This approach allows the project to be installed more quickly and affordably than restructuring projects.

This walk will help generate feedback to inform the designs for Glen Street. Learn more about the project at somervillema.gov/glenstreet.


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Add to Calendar 2023-10-24 18:00:00 2024-04-25 10:01:05 PTAC Glen Street Neighborway Walk Join CultureHouse, Neighborways Design, and the Somerville Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC) for a walk on Glen Street between Tufts Street and Broadway, starting at the bike racks in front of the Capuano Early Childhood Center. The City of Somerville, CultureHouse, and Neighborways Design are creating a Neighborway on Glen Street. With two schools directly on the street and two others close by, Glen Street sees high use from children and other vulnerable road users (people walking, rolling, and biking). Since Glen Street spans the neighborhood, it has the potential to provide a safe connection between the East Somerville T station and the Broadway business district. Defined in the Somerville Bicycle Network Plan, Neighborways are walk-, roll-, and bike-friendly streets that run parallel to larger main streets, providing a low-stress and high-comfort experience for people of all ages and abilities. Neighborways are designed to lower vehicle volume and speed with traffic calming measures like speed humps or narrowing the entrance to the street, to discourage drivers from using the street as a cut-through. The Glen Street Neighborway is a quick-build project, meaning that all work will be done without digging, resurfacing, or making other major structural changes to the street. Instead, materials like planters, vertical plastic posts, paint markings, and speed humps will be used. This approach allows the project to be installed more quickly and affordably than restructuring projects. This walk will help generate feedback to inform the designs for Glen Street. Learn more about the project at somervillema.gov/glenstreet. Capuano Early Childhood Center 150 Glen Street Somerville , MA 02145 United States America/New_York public `

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