Special Traffic Commission Meeting to Discuss New Protected Bike Lanes & Parking Changes on Holland Street, September 21
Please join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, City staff, and Traffic Commission members for a special meeting of the Traffic Commission to discuss new plans for protected bike lanes on Holland Street on Wednesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m.
At this meeting, the Mayor and City staff will present the new design to the Traffic Commission and answer questions. The Traffic Commission will then discuss the plan and hear public comment. Written comment will also be accepted after the meeting. The Commission will then reconvene for a vote in the coming weeks.
In August, a 72-year-old Somerville resident was killed while biking in Teele Square. In response to the crash, the Mayor directed City staff to prepare an enhanced safety plan for Holland Street that includes protected bike lanes in both directions from Teele Square to Buena Vista Road. The new safety plan is proposed to be implemented this fall when Holland Street is repaved.
This new safety plan maintains parking on one side of Holland Street, but restricts parking on the other side in order to create protected bike lanes. Loading zones and accessible parking spaces will be increased. The full design are available and can be viewed by clicking this link.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m. Please click on or copy and paste the following link into your browser to join: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87301414724
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