McMahon was retained by the City of Waltham to prepare a transportation master plan to map out the city’s transportation future. The city sought to identify and prioritize transportation infrastructure improvements in a 10-year action plan. Existing transportation conditions and safety issues were evaluated for all modes at 91 intersections, and deficiencies in pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit options and parking accommodations were identified.
The top 20 intersections and five major corridors were selected for mitigation in the immediate, short and long-term solutions, as part of the 10-year action plan. Conceptual sketch plans, including geometric and intersection improvements, bus stop optimization, pedestrian accessibility and bicycle accommodations following MassDOT’s Complete Streets guidelines, were developed. In addition, recommendations for transit signal priority and curb extensions were provided for two busy commercial corridors, following a stop to stop bus travel time analysis, as well as a concept design for an enhanced transit hub at the train station.
A final transportation master plan report was prepared for the city with proposed recommendations for future improvements. Stakeholder and public outreach was coordinated throughout the project including an online survey made available to residents and commuters to provide input on existing transportation needs and deficiencies.