NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Northampton residents were able to “walk and talk” with planning officials Wednesday night about potential improvements to one of the city’s major roadways.
The walk was part of an assessment to determine what improvements can be made to promote healthy living on Pleasant Street.
Local residents gave input on potential improvements including crosswalks, dedicated bike lanes, and additional on-street parking.
“It also could be about affordable housing or safety from crime. There are a broad range of issues that are related to health outcomes and a lot of them revolve around the belt environment,” said Dillon Sussman from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
The PVPC is working with the city to determine what changes will most positively affect those on Pleasant Street.