The Town of Shrewsbury announces the start of a Comprehensive Transportation and Multimodal Study also known as the Town Center Multimodal Study. The Town Center Multimodal Study will identify strategies that would accommodate active transportation modes while supporting local commerce and economic development opportunities; and improving safety and comfort for all users. The Town Center Study will build on the Shrewsbury's 2030 Strategic Plan, along with the Town Center Visioning Study, and the Town Center Parking Study.
Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s premier planning and design consultants along with Team Members, Toole Design and Capital Strategic Solutions will be working on behalf of the Town of Shrewsbury in the development of the Town Center Multimodal Study. Capital Strategic Solutions, a Marlborough, Massachusetts-based certified women-owned business will aid with community engagement activities and gathering feedback from community stakeholders.
“We are excited to get the Town Center Multimodal Study underway, there will be an abundance of opportunities for community stakeholders to provide their thoughts, experiences, and suggestions to shape the future development of the Shrewsbury Town Center. This is an opportunity to implement changes that will enhance safety, improve walkability, increase commerce, and improve economic development for generations to come,” said Kevin Mizikar, Town Manager.
The Town Center Multimodal Study will follow a community driven, multi-pronged approach to reinvest in the Shrewsbury Town Center area. The approach will include robust community engagement strategy, comprehensive data collection and analysis to address pedestrian, bicyclists, and vehicular movement and safety, consideration of future growth, and ultimately developing a ten-year action plan to create a safe and balanced multimodal transportation system that enhances the Town Center as a community to visit and play.
Traffic counts using equipment shown in the following photographs were conducted the week of January 16th to quantify the movement of vehicles through an intersection (for example, how many vehicles are turning left, through, or right) at several locations and certain spots along a road to collect vehicle and speed data. The information collected will help inform what the traffic conditions are today.
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