Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Preliminary Beechmont drawings on display tonight

Preliminary drawings for potential traffic calming strategies along Beechmont Avenue will be presented at a community meeting this evening at 7 p.m. at the Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon Street.

City staff has been working closely with the neighborhood on design elements for the section of roadway between Elstun Avenue and Burney Lane that are meant to tame the increasing incidents of speeding, lower the accident rate, and make the business district more pedestrian-friendly.

Work included data collection on traffic counts and traffic modeling on the effects of landscaped medians, street trees, narrower lanes, on-street parking, and dedicated bicycle lanes.

Acting City traffic engineer Martha Kelly and other City staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The Mount Washington Community Council has supported in writing the traffic calming measures.

Previous reading on BC:
Mt. Washington board to see Beechmont plans (2/4/09)
MWCC: Don't let a few negative comments outweigh desires of community (1/12/09)
Resident: Traffic calming on Beechmont a 'joke' (12/17/08)
MWCC releases Beechmont Street Improvement Survey (10/24/08)
Mount Washington rezonings seek compact, pedestrian-friendly development (9/18/08)