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Flexible Parking Requirements

Parking Requirements That Fit Your Community Most communities have standards for the minimum amount of parking required for new developments written into their zoning code. These minimums are generally based on the Institute of Transportation Engineers Parking Generation Handbook and/or other communities’ parking requirements. But the ITE Handbook was always intended to be used in […]

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Trail Implementation Toolkit

MAPC has developed a Trail Implementation Toolkit with the goal of empowering local planners and trail advocates to help grow the network of biking and walking trails in Massachusetts. Building a trail with state or federal transportation funding is the preferred option for many cities and towns, and Reno DeLuzio of Milford has created an excellent step-by-step primer on how […]

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Main Street Corridor Study

Project Description MAPC collaborated with Reading, Wakefield and Melrose to develop a coherent, forward-looking transportation plan. The Main Street Corridor Study looks at ways to improve upon the existing transportation network byreducing automobile traffic while promoting commuter rail, walking, bicycling and bus transportation. This study addresses a full range of transit options and focuses on […]

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Transportation Finance Reform

Transportation is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts. It connects workers to jobs, businesses to markets, students to schools, and residents and visitors to the state’s cultural and recreational resources. Decades of overborrowing and underinvestment have left the Commonwealth’s transportation system buried in debt and facing an overwhelming maintenance backlog. The time has […]

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Network

For information about the LandLine, please click here. Final Reports Beverly Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Reading Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Northern Strand Trail Communities – Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Revere, Saugus Assabet River Rail Trail Communities – Hudson, Marlborough, Maynard, Stow Quincy Dedham and Westwood Project background As stated in the Consortium for Sustainable Communities Three-Year Work Plan (dated […]

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Green Line Extension

Project background MAPC worked with the cities of Medford and Somerville to gather community input on the possibility of extending the Green Line to Mystic Valley Parkway/Route 16, and to study potential land uses and transit-oriented developments in the area. The planning study is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), which will be […]

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation MAPC | Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning The deployment of autonomous vehicles holds the potential to positively transform the transportation network. MAPC supports transportation that provides sustainable, accessible, and affordable service to the 101 cities and towns in the MAPC region. We recognize the transformative benefits […]

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Natick Center Plan

Natick Center has witnessed a great transformation since 40 years ago, when the last Master Plan for the community was completed in the 1970s. At that time, the plan for Natick Center was to utilize 1950s and 1960s-style urban renewal techniques to “revitalize” downtown. Fortunately, those efforts did not come to fruition. Natick Center in 2015 […]

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2012 Greater Boston Cycling & Walking Map

MAPC is proud to present our walking and cycling map with a nearly complete inventory of the regions bicycling and walking facilities.  This map includes on road cycling facilities including bike lanes and cycle tracks, rail trails and other shared use paths, plus hiking trails. Access our online map, download a copy of our print map, or pick […]

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Belmont/Waltham Community Path Alignment Study

This study identifies trail alignment alternatives between Brighton Street in Belmont to Linden Street in Waltham where the Mass Central diverges from the Fitchburg Line. Eventually, the Mass Central Rail Trail will extend across the state from Cambridge to Northampton. The final report is now available and can be downloaded in two parts in the […]

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