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					Dorchester Coast Greenway:
A Master Plan
Final Presentation
April 20, 2011
                     Field Project Team #4
                                Ronak Davé
                                 Renee Guo
                              Christina Kim
                            Jessie Partridge
            Acknowledgements



                                   Rusty Russell, Professor & Project Advisor
                                   Rachel Bratt, Professor
Cathy Garnett, Project Manager     Jay Monty, TA & Project Advisor
Rob McArthur, Neponset Manager     Pete Kane, TA




  Paul Nutting         Pete Stidman, Director    Candice Cook, Program Manager
Research Issue

  Boston Harborwalk



   Critical Missing Link




   Neponset River Trail
  Team Goal: Visioning a Connection

10 scenic miles of car-free walking and bicycling
          along the Dorchester Coast
Study Area
Spatial
Context
Spatial
Context
Demographic
  Context
Demographic
  Context
Community
  Survey
                           Survey
                         Respondents

                                   N = 315

                                 Age of Respondents
                        90
Number of Respondents




                        80
                        70
                        60
                        50
                        40
                        30
                        20
                        10
                         0
                             0-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
               Survey Results




                                                      97%

                             Agree               Somewhat Agree   Neutral
                             Somewhat Disagree   Disagree         NA


     “I support the creation of linkages connecting
     existing recreational path networks, such as the
     Harborwalk and the Neponset River Trail”
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                       Survey Results
                                      “I would use the coastal
            6%
                                      pathway system for exercise
                                      and recreation”



                 90%

 Agree            Somewhat Agree
 Neutral          Somewhat Disagree
 Disagree         NA




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     Survey Results
                               18%
                                        31%

                       14%

                                       12%
                    4%
                                21%

                    Agree             Somewhat Agree
                    Neutral           Somewhat Disagree
                    Disagree          NA


          “I would use the
          coastal pathway
          system to commute to
          school or work”
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            Open Ended Questions
Benefits?                            Concerns?

  “It helps bring the    “some public safety
  community together.”   concerns”
               Savin Hill




                                            Public
        Pope’s Hill
                                           Meetings

                            Port Norfolk
     BNAN


            Cedar Grove

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Public Meeting:
 Spreading the
     Word
Public Meeting: Community Planning
Public Meeting: Community Planning
Section 1: Port Norfolk
                    Port Norfolk




                                   Base map source: Bing Map
Section 1: Vision
      Section 1
       Port Norfolk
Route A: Franklin Street
   Direct route and low traffic flow
   Shared road - Woonerf
   Minimal traffic increase




Route B: Integrated with new park
   Access to new Shaffer Paper Park
   Routed through neighborhood
   Improved sidewalk and crosswalk
Section 1: Franklin St
   Cross Section Design
Section 2: I-93 Corridor




                           Dorchester Bay




                            Base map source: Bing Map
Section 2: Vision
     Section 2
        I-93 Corridor
Route A: Cantilever Seaside Path
   Mitigates negative impact of the Expressway
   Public Access to waterfront
   Directly connects to trails on Tenean Beach
     and Victory Park




  Route B: Gas Pipeline Corridor
     Readily implementable
     Increases access to local businesses
Section 2: Seaside Cantilever
       Cross Section Design
Section 3: Morrissey Blvd
                                                 Savin Hill Yacht Club




               Malibu Beach




                                                 Dorchester Bay




                              Gas Tank




                                         Victory Road Park
                                                 Base map source: Bing Map
Section 3: Vision
        Section 3
  Morrissey Bridge
Route A: Off-road path along east side
of Morrissey Blvd
   Trail along National Grid solar array field
   Cantilever on drawbridge
   Short section of seawall with path on top


Route B: Alternative section for bridge
   Narrow traffic lanes
   Widen sidewalk on east side of the drawbridge
   Move obstacles on the bridge
Section 3: Seawall
 Cross Section Design
      Implementation: Short Term
   Short Term Actions
    - Procure engineering consultation and feasibility study
    - Align with ongoing development initiatives such as Shaffer Paper park
    - Secure funding sources


   Short Term Improvements
    - Install crosswalk at I-93 Victory Road off-ramp
    - Improve push-button crossing at Malibu Beach
         Implementation: Long Term
   Continue to engage communities

   Develop primary coastal trail

   Monitor and support usage

   Improve access for surrounding
    neighborhoods

   Coordinate signage with Harborwalk
    and Neponset River Trail
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