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K-12 Educational Facilities Committee | Site planning for a new neighborhood school in Boston

K-12 Educational Facilities Committee | Site planning for a new neighborhood school in Boston

 
 

Over the past couple of months, WalkBoston has reviewed plans for the construction of three new neighborhood schools in different cities. All of the schools have a high percentage of students who walk to school, and in each case, the site designers/architects did not adequately address the needs and safety of these children. Safe walking routes seem to be getting lost behind large vehicle drop-off areas and parking lots. When site design problems were pointed out to the school department clients, they were eager to see better and safer site plan options that would encourage walking and reduce driver/walker conflicts.

Join this discussion on July 25 at 9:30 am at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) with a summary of WalkBoston’s “Safe Routes to School” program. We will also consider the MSBA’s site standards and MAPC’s interest in the siting problems.

See below for presentation:

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2013_07-25_Policy Changes MA CHPS & LEED - K-12 Educational Facilities Committee.ppt3.03 MB
2013_07-25_BSA.school.pdf8.18 MB