City Seeks Ideas on Improving Davis Square's Streets
The public is invited to a series of meetings this summer.
Hayes Morrison, director of transportation and infrastructure with the city of Somerville, said the city will make improvements to Davis Square's streets in the next couple of years. Just what those improvements will be are up in the air, and the process is "very much in its infancy," she said.
The city is hosting a series of public meetings this summer to discuss the matter.
Morrison said she hopes residents attend so they can discuss "What they think, what they like about the square, what doesn't work about the square."
The city will be looking at "all modes of access through and around Davis Square," she said. An announcement from the city says "the City will evaluate existing and future transportation needs in Davis Square—including public transit, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and vehicular traffic patterns."
As part of the process, the city will also look at updating the look and feel of the square, including sidewalks, lighting, trees, benches, trash bins, signs and public art.
Here's the schedule of meetings this summer:
- Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m.: Site tour and visit
- Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m.: Design discussion
- Tuesday, July 17, 6 p.m.,: Community meeting
- Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m.,: Public presentation
The locations of these meetings have not yet been determined. The city will post the locations at www.somervillema.gov/calendar.