As part of our investigation of pedestrian mobility issues in Newton in 2009-10, the Environmental Issues Committee with the Newton Planning Department sponsored a group of Worcester Polytechnic Institute students. The student group studied four neighborhoods: Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Chestnut Hill from the T stop to the malls, and West Newton.
Their preliminary report is here.
The WPI students presented their recommendations May 3, 2010 at the library.
Their reports on improvements to the whole city are here.
See also our work on full-year sidewalk access (snow clearing) with Safe Sidewalks, here.