Improving Pedestrian Access to Franklin Park

UPDATE, 2017:  The recommended new entranceat the location pictured above (Franklin Hill Ave. @ American Legion Hwy) has been built!

The limited number of entrances and poor crossing provisions across the busy roads bordering Boston’s Franklin Park limit its accessibility to nearby neighborhoods. This Master’s Report by Yuan Liu proposes traffic engineering treatments and new park entrances that increase safety and the number of homes with easy walk access to the park. It also proposes a new traffic circulation plan for the junction of Columbia Road with Blue Hill Ave. in order to increase the safety of the busy pedestrian crossing there.

Yuan Liu’s Master’s Report on Franklin Park Access (2013)