New business bike route

Mar 14, 2019 by

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019

MELROSE — The City of Melrose has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets Program to implement two bike routes connecting the northern end of Melrose (at the Wakefield line) to just beyond downtown, at the intersection of Main Street and West Wyoming Avenue. The intent of the project is to allow both seasoned cyclists and casual riders to travel more safely and with more confidence when traversing Melrose along this corridor.


The project consists of two bike routes, a “business route” down Main Street, and a “residential” or “low stress” route using side roads. A map showing each route is included on the reverse side of this notice.

DPW Engineering and our consultant Stantec will be conducting two informational meetings about this project in the upcoming weeks, each with a different focus:

Main Street Business Route Discussion

This meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Hall Aldermanic Chamber and is geared predominately toward business owners along Main Street, to understand the proposed bike route amenities, which will consist of new pavement markings and signage. Homeowners along Main Street are welcome to attend as well.

This phase of the project is not proposed to include any changes to existing parking conditions.

If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please contact the Melrose Engineering Division Office at 781‐979‐4172.

A second meeting on the residential “Low Stress Route” will be held on Wednesday, March 27. Details of this meeting will be in next week’s Melrose Weekly News.

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