Via Biking Brookline
What: The Capital Subcommittee of the Brookline Advisory Committee will be discussing and making a recommendation on a proposal to this fall's Town Meeting to study the feasibility of creating a greenway along the entire length of Beacon Street in Brookline.
When and Where: This Thursday, September 27, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Brookline Town Hall, Room 103.
The greenway feasibility study proposal (Warrant Article 23) is one of four warrant articles that will be discussed, but we do not know in what order the Subcommittee will address each article, so we suggest coming as early as possible.
Further, we expect the Select Board to address the proposal at a meeting later the same evening, but the Board agenda has not yet been posted. We will update you on the Board's meeting when the agenda is posted.
Biking Brookline's Request: Please come to the Subcommittee's meeting to show your support for better bicycling infrastructure on this critical route!
The proposed study would consider the feasibility of creating a greenway in the median areas of Beacon Street where there is diagonal parking. Because the greenway would simply use these median areas more efficiently, there would be little loss of parking spaces.
The idea for the greenway was developed by Town Meeting Member Jules Milner-Brage (one of the founding members of Biking Brookline), and has already undergone a preliminary study in collaboration with Prof. Peter Furth, a Civil Engineering Professor at Northeastern University who is an expert on bicycling infrastructure.