Highlights of Transportation Improvements in Newton

Since launching Newton-in-Motion: A Transportation Strategy for Newton in April 2017, we have made progress on several priority actions. Check out these updates as we look ahead to more transportation improvements in 2018.

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Village Enhancements
  • City Council reviewed final concept design of West Newton Square Enhancements on November 29, 2017. This project will return to Council in the new year.
  • Newtonville safety and beautification improvements are in process via the Walnut Street Enhancements project. Detailed design is set to launch in early 2018!
Safe. Smart. Accessible. Livable Sustainable.
Bike Share
  • Newton has taken a leadership role in helping craft a regional Request for Proposals (RFP) to bring bike share to the suburban communities surrounding Boston
  • Responses from providers are being reviewed now by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • See announcement here
  • More to come in 2018!
Street Design Guide
  • Toole Design Group is working with a City of Newton interdepartmental team to draft the City's Street Design Guide
  • The City was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs to incorporate stormwater management techniques into the Street Design Guide
  • City staff met with the Transportation Advisory Group on December 6, 2017
  • Look for events in the early part of 2018. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing your ideas/comments/questions - Email Shubee Sikka
Parking
  • Official launch of the Newton Centre Parking Strategy - August 2017
  • Kiosks are implemented on trial basis in the Austin Street Lot
  • Passport Merchant Parking Validation Program launched in December 2017
  • See Parking Strategy Website
Traffic Calming Response
  • Public Works' Transportation Division is beginning to implement a new data-driven process to review and take actions on "Traffic Calming" requests
  • Responses aim to reduce speeding and enhance safety
  • Go here for more information
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