Envision Concord
What's great about Concord today — and what could be even better tomorrow?
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Over 200 households could use a ped-activated crosswalk in order to access Willard, Sanborn, Peabody, and the Bruce Freeman RT.

Continue to increase access to the West Concord waterfront through trails, interpretive features, picnic spots or boat launches/fishing piers, but maintain natural aesthetic.

There is no pedestrian-safe light cycle at this crossing. Pedestrians cross at the same time left turns are allowed for north bound traffic on Sudbury road that wants to turn left to Route 2 westbound.... Read more

Bike/pedestrian crossing at route 2, so people can easily travel to both sides of town, especially school aged kids riding their bikes.

Look at creative ways to reuse the remediated landfill at CCHS for recreation. A variety of potential uses have been suggested already. Let's study the options and be in a position to move forward when... Read more

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Land uses that are compatible with environmental improvement such as composting or providing school bus parking closer to CCHS and thereby reducing diesel fuel use by simplifying / reducing total bus miles... Read more

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Increase diversity

We need commercial development in multi use development zones to increase our tax base and connect these zones via multimodal transportation systems. Also we need to increase affordable housing so those... Read more

Complete Streets

Adopt complete street policies that create access to safe, comfortable and healthy multimodal transportation options including walking, bicycling and transit. Multimodal transportation should link Concord's... Read more

Some kind of shuttle all over Concord so people dont have to drive their car for a short trip or kids can have another option besides being driven.

Place a annual cap on the number of properties purchased by developers. Developers are slowly eating away at town character with outsized McMansions - all in the name of profit.

Protect neighborhood integrity by limiting tear-downs, enforcing house-size to lot size limitations and requiring clear disclosure of buyers identity.

Walden Woods and Walden Pond are national treasures, visited by over 600,000 people each year from around the globe. The former landfill site is in the heart of Walden Woods and should be protected from... Read more

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Land uses that are compatible with environmental improvement such as composting or providing school bus parking closer to CCHS and thereby reducing diesel fuel use by simplifying / reducing total bus miles... Read more

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Diversify tax base. Move away from an over reliance on residential property taxes.

Prudently broaden and diversify the non-residential property tax base to lessen the burden on existing and future homeowners, senior citizens, and others on fixed incomes. This will help to make housing... Read more

Envision Concord idea

Our town centers in Concord and West Concord are treasures, but our local retailers are under tremendous pressure. We can try to shop local, but the impact of big box retail, internet shopping, and high... Read more

Envision Concord idea

As Concord pursues its goal of diversity while the expense of living here increases, the needs of some individuals grow as does the number of individuals seeking assistance. There are numerous funds, some... Read more

Anyone got some ideas about how to develop transportation between Concord and Carlisle? Seems like commuters, shoppers and those concerned about local sustainability could collaborate. I bet some type... Read more

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Starting in July, the Town of Concord will become a member of CrossTown Connect, a Transportation Management Association that looks to improve mobility: http://www.crosstownconnect.org

Thanks. I just checked out that website and will pass it along to the Transportation planners I've heard of in Carlisle. Do you know how many months it took Concord to decide to become a member?

It really wasn't too difficult to see the benefits of becoming a member. However, there is a cost associated with being a member, so it took a while to incorporate that cost into the appropriate department... Read more

Thanks again. Rumor has it we have a Transportation Committee or Working Group in Carlisle. Perhaps I can connect a few more dots.

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