On Wednesday night, more than 60 people attended a special public info meeting to discuss safety improvements to Day Boulevard. The meeting was co-hosted by MassDOT and the DCR and the findings from a traffic study audit completed over the winter were revealed. You can read it them here! Highlights include formalizing parking on beach size, adding “bump-outs” at crosswalks, in addition to adding pedestrian traffic lights.
The problem of Uber/Ride shares dropping off on Day Blvd. was also brought up. It’s often hard for State Police to enforce as it only takes 10 to 20 seconds to drop off. It is against the law to stop on beach-side of Day Blvd. Possibility of extending parking down to G Street and making a drop off/pick up zone.
After highlights from study, meeting attendees and broke off to workshop ideas for improvement to the busy boulevard broken up into sections like G to L, L to Farragut etc.
Deadline for comments is 8/15/18 and can be sent to Jeff Dietrich @ [email protected] or 617-482-7080 x220
Another meeting will be held in early September.
City Councilor Ed Flynn was in attendance as well as Sam Bennett from City Councilor Michael Flaherty’s office, Maureen Kilcommons from State Senator Nick Collins’ office and Nick Zaferakis from Congressman Stephen Lynch’s office.
Side note: There was also talk of making M Street Beach a “no bikini or speedo” zone to curb cars rear-ending into each other. (Just kidding! ; )
Special thank you to Amanda and Danny Nee for being our “boots on the ground” for this community meeting!