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Seated from left to right are Associate Head of School David Angeramo, Head of School Dr. John F. Dolan and Pastor Rev. Brian Flynn. (Courtesy Photo) Town-wide speed limit analysis Consultant will meet on Monday night to discuss report and accept public feedback (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office.) W hat is the feasibility of a town-wide 25 mph speed limit? If it’s not practical, what should the speed limits be for the major roads that run through Saugus? Residents and stakeholders of the town will have a chance to ask those and other questions at a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday (July 8) in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall (298 Central St. in Saugus). During the meeting, The Engineering Corp (TEC) will present results from its speed limit analysis and residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback. This public meeting will be televised by SaugusTV. Residents and stakeholders who are unable to attend the meeting will have the opportunity to watch the video and provide the Town of Saugus with feedback and comments, which will be reviewed and considered by TEC and the Town. Earlier this year, the Town engaged TEC of Andover, Mass., to take a global approach toward addressing speeding and traffic congestion within Saugus as part of a continued effort to improve roadway safety and create a safer and more secure environment for walkers and riders alike. Citizen concerns over several high-profile accidents resulting in serious injuries or deaths to pedestrians and drivers prompted town officials to consider traffic safety improvements. For months TEC has been working closely with Town officials and community representatives to identify and study areas where traffic volumes and speeds are a concern, taking a comprehensive look at suggested speed limits for Saugus streets and identifying the best placement for accompanying signage. The Town Manager and Board of Selectmen have continuously encouraged the public to share any input and concerns regarding traffic safety with the Town of Saugus, which is pleased that many residents and stakeholders have expressed their opinions at meetings and through phone calls and correspondence to the Town, which have all been presented to TEC and are being taken into consideration as part of TEC’s global analysis. At the public meeting on Monday, residents will be given another opportunity to share their opinions. Residents’ suggestions will be incorporated into TEC’s recommendations, and a final report will be submitted to the Town following an open comment period after the meeting. “The safety of our residents and visitors within our Town has always been and will continue to be a top priority to this administration and Board of Selectmen,” Town Manager Crabtree said. “We encourage all residents and stakeholders in Saugus to attend this public meeting on Monday, July 8, 2019 to learn about the results of the engineering analysis and to share their opinion.” Last year the Town of Saugus partnered with WalkBoston – a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts – to conduct an initial assessment of the community’s roadways and crossings. Residents’ concerns and comments were also shared with WalkBoston, and the organization recently completed a comprehensive report of its findings with recommended improvements. Recently, the Town of Saugus received a shared grant of $1.5 million from the Baker-Polito Administration to fund trail designs for the Northern Strand Community Trail project in Saugus, Everett, Lynn, Malden and Revere. The Town has requested that safer crossings, wayfinding, and landscape amenities be major components of the improvement project. The Town distributed a copy of WalkBoston’s report to the architectural firm working with the Town on the design for the Northern Strand Community Trail project, Brown, Richardson + Rowe, so that it will be taken into consideration for the project’s final design. The Town has hosted two public meetings on the Northern Strand Community Trail design, during which residents and Town officials shared their input on the safety of crossings and traffic congestion. This feedback has been incorporated into the trail’s preliminary design. The Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and TEC will continue to work collaboratively with the residents of Saugus to address and mitigate traffic safety concerns within Saugus, and to make the community a safer place for residents and visitors. Saugus residents are encouraged to continue to participate in this process and to provide feedback to the Town. “With this comprehensive Town-wide speed limit analysis and corresponding traffic safety improvement plan, we aim to increase protection and peace of mind for walkers and drivers within our community through a consistent, uniform approach,” concluded Town Manager Crabtree. Please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 781-231-4111 for more information, or with any questions.

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