This June, the City of Melrose will submit its first ever “Complete Streets” policy to the Baker Administration for consideration. What does this mean for neighborhoods and residents? Come find out on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall, when City officials will present and also take questions from residents on the proposed Complete Streets policy.
The purpose of the City of Melrose’s Complete Streets Policy will be to accommodate transportation infrastructure users of all ages and abilities by creating a network that meets the needs of individuals utilizing a variety of transportation modes. Such users include motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transportation patrons. The policy will be applied in all decision-making for both public and private infrastructure planning and construction.
Through the Complete Streets program recently established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City would become eligible for additional state grant funds for roadway improvements that will enhance health, safety, livability, community character, and economic vitality. By incorporating Complete Streets as a guide, the City will advance its efforts to provide safety and accessibility for all users of our infrastructure. The ultimate goal of the Complete Streets policy will be to formalize the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of streets so that they are safe for all users as a matter of routine.
This is your chance to be heard about where the city should focus its road and transportation policies.
What: Complete Streets Informational Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 25th @ 7pm
Where: City Hall, Aldermanic Chamber