Crosswalk to Horn Pond

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This presentation was presented to the Winchester Board of Selectmen at a meeting on September 8, 2009 in support of a crosswalk across Pond Street (at Chesterford Road) to the 500 acre Horn Pond …

This presentation was presented to the Winchester Board of Selectmen at a meeting on September 8, 2009 in support of a crosswalk across Pond Street (at Chesterford Road) to the 500 acre Horn Pond Recreational area. The Crosswalk was subsequently installed later that fall.

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  • 1. The Case for a Crosswalk across Pond Street at the Woburn Parkway
    Prepared for:
    The Winchester Board of Selectmen
    September 8, 2009
    with input from Winchester Residents
  • 2. 500+ acre Horn Pond Conservation Area is a major
    attraction/attribute for Winchester residents
  • 3. Winchester’s only access point lacks a crosswalk
    Three existing crosswalks to Horn
    Pond in Woburn; Closest is 0.4 miles
    from Woburn Parkway (Winchester ‘s
    only direct access to Horn Pond)
    Closest crosswalk
    is 3/10 mile away!
    Proposed crosswalk across
    Pond Street at Chesterford to
    Woburn Parkway access to
    Horn Pond Recreational area
    Existing crosswalk at Cambridge
    Street (Route 3) is 0.3 miles
    from Woburn Parkway
  • 4. Lots of people cross at Woburn Parkway access
  • 5. But cars don’t stop for children, bikes, strollers, etc.
  • 6. Traffic moves fast and crosses the yellow line
  • 7. Residents agree
    that a crosswalk is needed at the
    Woburn Parkway
    access to the Horn
    Pond area
  • 8. Why now?
    In three weeks the town will install granite curbs and new sidewalks along Pond Street.
    The new crosswalk will require an ADA approved handicap ramp.
    We should not waste town resources installing a curb that will be removed later for the ramp.
    Three-way stops and other traffic calming measures can be deliberated, but the crosswalk and ramp need to be expedited.
  • 9. Pre-construction Meeting Outcomes
    Woburn Parkway is a popular recreational path.
    Traffic Advisory Committee will evaluate the traffic calming suggestions, including the Chesterford intersection.
    A crosswalk would be an effective traffic calming measure and would accommodate existing pedestrian traffic to the Woburn Parkway.
    Only concern is whether there is sufficient sight distance to allow for a safe crossing.
    Source: September 3, 2009 Memo to Board of Selectmen from Town Manager
    Mel Kleckner regarding Pond Street Sidewalk Project/Traffic Calming
  • 10. There is 900 feet of sight distance looking north
    Proposed crosswalk location
    visible from Brantwood Road
    (Lynch School entrance)
    Line of sight is 900 feet. Utility
    pole is past Brantwood Road
    (Lynch School entrance)
    Nearest crosswalk in this direction is
    0.4 miles, at Horn Pond Recreation area
    in Woburn; Next crosswalk is another 100 ft.
  • 11. And over 400 feet of sight distance looking south
    Line of sight from proposed crosswalk
    looking south towards Cambridge Street
    (Route 3) is over 400 feet.
    Line of sight looking towards
    proposed crosswalk is over
    400 feet
    Nearest crosswalk in this direction is
    0.3 miles, at Cambridge Street (Route 3).
  • 12. And, national standards exist for warning of upcoming crosswalks/stops
    Winchester, MA
    Belmont, MA
  • 13. Thank You!
    Contact: Tom Hopcroft, 99 Pond Street, tom@masstlc.org or 617-513-1010