Fall Work Update

Engagement

We spent the months of September, October, and November talking to residents on Glen and Otis Street, parents and students at the East Somerville Community and Capuano Schools, and members of local community groups. We engaged with community members, door-to-door canvassing, tabling events at the Somerville Public Library, talking to teens at Teen Empowerment, walking with the Somerville Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee, and hosting a Hot Cider Social at the East Somerville Community School. Over this time, we talked to and got feedback from over 60 people. If you didn’t get to talk to us, you still can! Email us at somerville@neighborways.com.

Data Collection

We completed observational and video data collection on the current use patterns at four locations on Glen and Otis Streets from August through October. We studied the street during weekdays and weekends multiple times a day to understand how people are using the street. This data will help us create designs that make the streets safer.

CultureHouse staff talking to Glen Street residentCanvassing

East Somerville residents gathered at hot cider socialHot Cider Social

We are now taking what we learned and drafting up design options for the streets. We plan to share these for public feedback in early 2024.

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