June 30 Meeting Will Focus on Recommendations to Improve Dedham-Boston Corridor

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17

Dedham - The Town of Dedham and City of Boston will host a second community meeting on the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Corridor Action Plan on Wednesday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This collaborative action plan will assess transportation and safety needs for the roadway between the intersection of Spring Street and VFW Parkway in West Roxbury; and the Marine Rotary at Washington Street in Dedham. Designed primarily as a higher-speed vehicle corridor, the area has few accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists or transit riders. 

To date, Dedham and Boston have completed an analysis of transportation and safety needs on the corridor, conducted a survey with over 1,300 responses, and hosted a March public forum where community members provided feedback on existing conditions and needs in the corridor. 

With this information and input, the project team has drafted a series of short- and long-term recommendations for improving safe access to businesses, schools, nearby neighborhoods, transit and recreational areas. At the meeting, community members will learn about and provide feedback on these recommendations. 

Register in advance for the meeting at http://mapc.ma/VFWProvidenceFinalForum

A map of the corridor as well as other background information for the study can be found at www.mapc.org/dedham-boston-corridor-plan.    

For more information, please contact Travis Pollack, Senior Transportation Planner at MAPC, at tpollack@mapc.org or at 617.933.0793.

Staff from the Town of Dedham, Central Transportation Staff and Metropolitan Area Planning Council are available for interviews upon request. 

Press Contact

Elise Harmon
Digital Communications Specialist
Metropolitan Area Planning Council