Public Hearing Slated On Changes To North Pleasant Street Near Kendrick Park

Schematic of playground at Kendrick Park. Photo: Town of Amherst Finance Committee.


Source: amhestma.gov

The Town Services and Outreach Committee (TSO) will hold a public hearing on Thursday December 2 at 5:30 p.m via Zoom on proposed changes to North Pleasant Street on the west side of Kendrick Park.  The public hearing notice can be read here.  The Zoom link for the public hearing can be found here.


A memo from Town Manager Paul Bockelman, addressing the proposed changes can be found here.

A memo from the town’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) including its  recommendations can be found here.

Some of the TAC’s recommendations, including removing parking completely from the west side of this section of North Pleasant Street for safety reasons, differ significantly from the recommendations of the Town Manager and from the DPW’s proposal.  TAC also looked expressly at having ADA accessible parking on the street near Kendrick Park and the new playground, something that wasn’t part of the original proposal.  

Other town committees, including Disability Access Advisory Committee and the Public Shade Tree Committee, also sent feedback to the TSO.   Those documents are in the meeting packet for a TSO meeting held in September.

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3 thoughts on “Public Hearing Slated On Changes To North Pleasant Street Near Kendrick Park

  1. Almost surely southbound cyclists will avoid the roundabout and continue to use North Pleasant, so if North Pleasant were to be made one-way northbound along Kendrick Park’s west side, then a southbound, on-street — not on-sidewalk — bike-lane should be included there.

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