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Reports, Recommendations, and Guidelines from the Transportation Advisory Committee

Lake Street Recommendations to Select Board
Warren Beacon Final Text  
Warren-Wyman Crosswalk Sketch-rev 2
Mill St. Parking 7-6-2016 Final 
Crosswalk on Highland Ave. at High Haith Rd Memo
Neighborhood Reports & Memos
Symmes Redevelopment
Brighams Redevelopment
East Arlington Parking
Safe Routes to Schools
Bicycle Safety
Key Bus Routes
Arlington Center Safe Travel Project
Arlington Center Parking Management 
Arlington Data Maps
Transportation Assessment Study
Other TAC Reports

Neighborhood Reports & Memos 

Request for Stop Signs on Hayes Street TAC Report [PDF] (April 8, 2019)
Traffic Calming on Thorndike Street at Magnolia Park Entrance TAC Report [PDF] (April 8, 2019)
Warren Beacon Final Text TAC Report [PDF]  
Warren-Wyman Crosswalk Sketch revised TAC Report [PDF] 
Mill St. Parking Final TAC Report  [PDF] (July 6, 2016)
at Highland Ave at High Haith Rd. TAC Memo   {PDF} (November 18, 2015)
Palmer and Broadway Crashes TAC Report [PDF] (December 9, 2013)
Russell Place Traffic TAC Report [PDF] (November 15, 2013)
Bates Road Speed Table TAC Report [PDF] (July 16, 2013)
Gray Street Crosswalks TAC Report [PDF] (September 30, 2013)
Mass. Ave., Mill and Jason Streets, TAC Report [PDF] (May 9, 2013)
Lockeland Ave. and Field St. at Wildwood Ave., TAC Report [PDF] (March 4, 2013)
Safe Streets Bylaw, TAC Memo [PDF] (March 1, 2013)
Mass Ave at Water Street and Spengler Way, TAC Report [PDF] (October, 15, 2012)
Old Mystic Street at Hutchinson Road crashes, TAC Report [PDF] (July 16, 2012)
Jason Street Request for Travel Restrictions , TAC Report [PDF] (May 14, 2012)
Herbert Road and Lake Street Crosswalk, TAC Memo [PDF] (April 14, 2012)
Downing Square Update, TAC Memo [PDF] (February 6, 2012)
Mass Ave/Water St./Spengler Way Update, TAC Memo [PDF] (January 9, 2012)
Everett & Raleigh Streets Stop Sign Request, TAC Report [PDF] (November 21, 2011)
Brunswick Road, TAC Report [PDF] (November 21, 2011)
Oakland Ave, Gray St & Cliff St Intersection. TAC Report [PDF] (October 17, 2011)
Herbert Road at Magnolia Playground Crosswalk,TAC Report [PDF] (January 24, 2011)
Mass Ave/Water St/Spengler Way Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (January 24, 2011)
Marathon Street and Waldo Road, TAC Recommendations [PDF] (October 4, 2010)
Eustis Street Speed Bump Request, TAC Report [PDF] (September 13, 2010)
Highland Ave. and High Haith Road, TAC Recommendations [PDF] (April 12. 2010)
Oakland and Renfrew, TAC Recommendations [PDF] (March 8, 2010)
Broadway Crosswalk near Silk Street (Lahey Clinic), TAC Recommendations [PDF] (December 14, 2009)
Winslow Tower Residents Transportation Concerns, TAC Report [PDF] (December 14, 2009)
Summer Street Crosswalk at Brookdale Road, TAC Report [PDF] (December 14, 2009)
Chestnut Street Crosswalks, TAC Report [PDF] (December 14, 2009)
Spy Pond Park/Pond Land, TAC Report [PDF] (October 26, 2009)
Thorndike Field Phase 2, TAC Report [PDF] (October 26, 2009)
Westminster Avenue Curve TAC Report [PDF] (October 26, 2009) (1.8MBs)
Downing Square Recommendations, TAC Report [PDF] (October 5, 2009)
Appleton Place, TAC Report [PDF] (September 28, 2009)
Hemlock at Yerxa, Winchester at Hutchinson, and Morningside at Hutchinson, TAC Report [PDF] (09/21/2009)
Germaine Lawrence School Parking, TAC Report [PDF] (September 21, 2009)
Winter Street and Dearborn Academy, TAC Report [PDF] (March 23, 2009)
Harlow Street Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (August 11, 2008)
Beacon and Hamlet Stop Signs, TAC Report [PDF] (July 14, 2008)
Recommendations for Ravine/Irving/Academy Neighborhood, TAC Report [PDF] (November 5, 2007)
Westminster Ave and Lowell St., TAC Report [PDF] (June 4, 2007)
Warren St. Crosswalks, TAC Report [PDF] (June 4, 2007)
Westminster Ave. Options to Reduce Speeding, Working Group memo [PDF] (April 26, 2007)
Mass Ave at Lockeland Ave Lane Drop, TAC Report [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Webster and Franklin Parking, TAC Report [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Crosby Street Speeding, TAC Report [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Wilbur and Wollaston Stop Sign, TAC Report [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Dickson and Wheeler Revisited, TAC Report [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Dickson and Wheeler Intersection Request, TAC Report [PDF] (June 15, 2006)
Marathon Street and Waldo Road, TAC Report [PDF] (May 31, 2006)
Appleton St, Paul Revere Rd & Florence Ave, TAC Report [PDF] (January 5, 2006)
Quincy St, TAC Report [PDF] (December 19, 2005)
Highland Ave, TAC Report [PDF] (December 19, 2005)
Mystic St and Winslow St, TAC Report [PDF] (November 13, 2005)
Wright St, Huntington St, Berkeley St Stop Sign, TAC Report [PDF] (November 1, 2005)
Library Way Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (October 27, 2005)
Sunrise Assisted Living Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (September 27, 2005)
Fisher and Fayette Stop Sign, TAC Report [PDF](September 27, 2005)
Cedar Ave, Hawthorne St, Fountain Rd, TAC Report [PDF] (September 26, 2005)
Downing Square Trial, TAC Report [PDF] (June 6, 2005)
Webster St and Philips St, TAC Report [PDF] (June 6, 2005)
Churchill Avenue, TAC Report [PDF] (April 25, 2005)
Cedar Ave & Waverly Rd., TAC Report [PDF] (November 8, 2004)
Crosswalk at Norfolk Rd and Jason St, TAC Report [PDF] (September 29, 2004)
Hutchinson Rd, TAC Report [PDF] (June 8, 2004)
Traffic Impact Study, Lowell Street Apartments, TAC Report [PDF] (January 2, 2004)
Rawson Rd, TAC Report [PDF] (December 22, 2003)
Quincy St at Gray St, TAC Report [PDF] (December 22, 2003)
Trowbridge and Mass. Ave. (Leader Bank) Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (February 10, 2003)
Jason and Spring Streets DPW drawing of proposed changes, TAC Report [PDF] (September 23, 2002) -
Cutter Hill and Bellington Stop Signs, TAC Report [PDF] (August 30, 2002)
Cleveland Street, TAC Report [PDF] (April 29, 2002)
Magnolia Street, TAC Report [PDF] (April 17, 2002)
Russell Street Neighborhood Report, TAC Report [PDF] (January 2, 2002)
Consideration of Oak Hill Drive Referral, TAC Report [PDF] (November 14, 2001)
Cutter Hill Road Report, TAC Report [PDF] (November 1, 2001) 

Symmes Redevelopment

Symmes Neighborhood Transportation Data, TAC Report [PDF] (August 6, 2003)
Symmes Hospital Redevelopment Transportation Overview, Howard/Stein-Hudson Report [PDF], September 13, 2004 (PDF - 1.7M)
Peer Review of HSH Report - memo [PDF] Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, September 15, 2004
Peer Review of HSH Report - presentation [PDF] by Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, September 15, 2004 (PDF - 5.5M)
Symmes Trip Generation Comparison, TAC Report [PDF] (September 16, 2004)
Plan for Transportation Tasks: Symmes Special Permit, TAC Report [PDF] (November 18, 2004)
Recommended Traffic Mitigation, Symmes Redevelopment, TAC recommendation to the Redevelopment Board [PDF] (April 11, 2005)

Brighams Redevelopment

Brighams Traffic Study
Review of Traffic Impact and Access Study for Proposed Mill Street Residential & Retail Development
30-50 Mill Street Project Traffic Impact and Access Study Report

East Arlington Parking

Commercial Parking (2009-2010)
Walker Parking Study, Consultant's Report [PDF] (July 2009)
Parking in East Arlington Business District, TAC Report [PDF] (October 4, 2010)
TAC Report to Selectmen [PDF] (August 2010)
Where to Park [PDF]: Recommended Owner & Employee Practices for Parking in East Arlington Business District (October 2010)
East Arlington Parking Report, TAC Report [PDF] (November 26, 2007)

Residential Parking (2005)
TAC Report [PDF] (December 15, 2005)
On-Street Residential Parking: Next Steps, TAC Report [PDF] (November 11, 2005)

Parking Study:
Executive Summary [PDF] - DRAFT TAC Report (June 23, 2005)
Survey Form [PDF]
Survey Response Summary [PDF] (June 23, 2005)
Presentation at June 23, 2005 Meeting [PDF]

Safe Routes to Schools

Bishop School Traffic Issues, TAC Report [PDF] (February 8, 2003)

Bishop School Phase 1A, TAC Report [PDF] (September 8, 2008)
Brackett School Crosswalk Safety Improvements, TAC Report [PDF] (October 28, 2010)
Dallin School, TAC Report [PDF] (July 11, 2005)
Hardy School Bike Pilot Program, TAC Report [PDF] (February 9, 2009)
Hardy School: School Zone and Parking Changes, TAC Report [PDF] (July 14, 2011)
Peirce School Phase 1A, TAC Report [PDF] (August 11, 2008)
Peirce School Pedestrian Safety Improvements, TAC Report [PDF] (05/18/2009)
Stratton School, Phase 1, TAC Report [PDF] (August 13, 2007)
Stratton School Phase 1B, TAC Report [PDF] (July 14, 2008)
Stratton and Dallin School Parking, TAC Report [PDF] (February 9, 2009)
Stratton Circle, TAC Recommendations [PDF] (March 9, 2010)
Stratton School Circulation, TAC Report [PDF] (July 12, 2010)  
Stratton School Circulation, Alternative Plan, TAC Report [PDF] (August 9, 2010)
Traffic Supervisors to Board of Selectmen, TAC Report [PDF] (August 9, 2010)
Traffic Supervisors to School Committee, TAC Report [PDF] (August 3, 2010)
Jason Street School Bus Stops, TAC Report [PDF] (September 14, 2009)
Stowecroft Road/Bishop Elementary School, TAC Report [PDF] (March 21, 2006)
Thompson School Parking and River/University Crosswalk, TAC Report [PDF] (August 19, 2013)
School Transportation Safety Improvement  Conceptual Plan [PDF] to Improve (January 28, 2008)
School area sign standard [PDF]

Arlington Center Parking Management

Parking in Arlington Center, TAC Report [PDF] (May 20,2013)

Bicycle Safety

Arlington Center Bicycle Safety - Short-term Recommendations [PDF] (June 21, 2010)
Arlington Center Bicycle Safety Program - Phase 1, TAC Report [PDF] (April 12, 2010)
Park avenue Bicycle Lanes, TAC Recommendations [PDF] (March 17, 2010)

Key Bus Routes

Proposed MBTA Bus Route 77 Improvements, TAC Report [PDF] (November 21, 2011)
MBTA Bus Shelters, TAC Position Paper [PDF] (March 8, 2010)

Arlington Center Safe Travel Project

Mass Ave Corridor Project Historic Chronology (2009 [PDF])
Mass Ave Corridor in East Arlington: A Brief History of the Project as of July 2006 [PDF] (July 15, 2006)
Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Study Handout, TAC Handout [PDF] (April 9, 2002)
Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Meeting Notes, TAC Working Group Notes [PDF] (July 10, 2002)
Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Meeting Notes, TAC Working Group Notes [PDF] (September 4, 2002)
Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Meeting Notes, TAC Working Group Notes [PDF] (October 10, 2002)
Massachusetts Avenue Corridor Meeting Handout, TAC Working Group Notes [PDF] (December 4, 2002)

Arlington Center Study 

Arlington Center Pedestrian, Cyclist and Bus Ridership Counts [PDF] (May 21, 2003) Printer warning: this file includes a legal-size page.

Map of Mass Ave Counting Areas [PDF]
Count data [PDF]
Count summary [PDF]

Arlington Data Maps

Arlington Street List [PDF 1.1M, scanned]
Crash "Hot Spots" [PDF] (1990-2001)
Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash "Hot Spots" [PDF] (1990-2001)

Transportation Assessment Study, 2002

Mass Ave Corridor Study Presentation Louis Berger Presentation [PDF] (April 9, 2002)
Transportation Assessment Study [PDF], Louis Berger Report to Arlington's Planning Department (June 7. 2002) (5 MB file)
Summary of Comments [PDF] from Residents, Louis Berger Report (June 14, 2002)
Summary of Comments [PDF] from Vision 2020, Louis Berger Report (June 14, 2002) 

Other TAC Reports

Stop Sign at Intersection of Prospect Avenue & Hillside Avenue TAC/Selectmen Report [PDF] (September 22, 2014)
Jason Street Issues and Recommendations TAC/Selectmen Report [PDF] (June 26, 2014)
Lowell Street & Westminster Avenue, TAC/Selectmen Report [PDF] to Lexington Board of Selectmen (10/20/2010)
Draft Environmental Impact Report, Green Line Extension, TAC Letter [PDF] (January 7. 2010)
Parking Policy Recommendations [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
School Zone Evaluation Recommendation [PDF] (January 8, 2007)
Transportation Survey Results [PDF] from Vision 2020 Survey (June 14, 2002)
Crosswalk Report [PDF] to the Board of Selectmen (June 5, 2004)


CVS Escrow Funds, TAC Memo [PDF] (June 21, 2012)
CVS Post-Occupancy Evaluation Impact , TAC Report [PDF] (June 21, 2012)
CVS Project Memos to Arlington Redevelopment Board, TAC memos [PDF] (Feb. 26, March 23 & 26, 2009)


Traffic Calming Policy and Procedures [PDF]
Decision criteria for transportation decisions [PDF]
Guidelines for a two-way stop installation [PDF]
Guidelines for an all-way stop installation [PDF]
About crosswalks [PDF]
Advance yield lines at crosswalks [PDF]
When should intersections receive stop signs and signals? [PDF]
What you can do to improve traffic safety in Arlington [PDF]
Crosswalk Marking Standards [PDF]
Pedestrian Flag Program Guidelines [PDF]
Bike Lane Design Guide


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