DCR Completes Arborway Road Safety Audit

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A road safety audit of the Arborway was recently completed by the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation to improve safety for all users -- pedestrians, autos and bicyclists.

The audit was conducted on the parkway from South Street to Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain, according to a DCR press release.

The audit evaluated existing safety issues of speed, pedestrian and bicycle access and ADA accommodations, lighting, pavement marking, signage and more. The report is available online by clicking here.

The report also identifies potential short-term and long-term safety improvements. The potential short-term improvement will be considered for implementation prior to a more significant longer-term construction project. The long-term suggestions will be evaluated during an upcoming design phase of the DCR, which is assembling a Request for Response (RFR) for a transportation engineering design consultant, and expects to hire a firm in the fall of 2019.

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The DCR is also planning to host a public meeting this fall to discuss:

  • A presentation of the Arborway Road Safety Audit
  • A review of short term improvements that will be or have been made by the agency along the parkway
  • An outline of the design phase for long term parkway reconfiguration and improvement work
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