Following up on the February 4 community meeting, Newburyport Livable Streets has written a letter (here) to the Newburyport City Council in support of funding to conduct a survey of the 1.7-mile road corridor and to engage an engineering firm to prepare a concept plan. The letter was sent to the Council on March 9, signed by 22 NLS members and other residents. However, residents are now responding to our March 4 Facebook post asking to have their names included (11 today), and so we will forward these additional names to the Council on or about March 25.
On February 4, NLS hosted a community meeting about safety issues and potential improvement strategies for Hale Street. City Engineer Jon-Eric White presented concepts to make the road safer for walkers and bicyclists getting from the West End and Squires Glen neighborhoods to schools, recreation, and the downtown. About 40 residents and City officials attended the meeting and discussed their concerns and priorities.
A video of the full meeting is online at the PortMedia YouTube channel here.
Jon-Eric White’s full presentation is posted on the Department of Public Services website here.
A meeting of the City’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Topics on the agenda will include updates on the High Street Safe to Routes safety improvement project and the High Street re-striping project.