Green Streets — Combining Traffic Calming and Stormwater Management for a Healthier City

Our last post discussed how speeds on wide neighborhood streets can be tamed through the addition of traffic calming devices such as curb extensions and chicanes. These measures take advantage of the extra space available between the curbs to create horizontal deflections in the path of vehicle travel, which helps to reduce speed and make …

Targeted Projects to Support Walking and Cycling in Newburyport

In December 2020 Newburyport Livable Streets submitted to the City a list of potential projects to enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists. We encourage the City administration to consider these ideas for funding through the State's Shared Streets and Spaces grant program or through other sources. Our recommended projects include (in no particular order): High …

Merrimack Valley Active Transportation Plan

The Merrimack Valley Active Transportation Plan will create a coordinated regional approach to bicycling, walking and other human-powered transportation, including connections to transit. The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission has scheduled five virtual Public Listening Sessions during September to provide opportunities for residents to provide input into the plan. Meetings have been developed with a geographic focus to …