Cabot Elementary School, Newton

Cabot Elementary School
Newton, Massachusetts

The City of Newton was looking into the feasibility of constructing a new elementary school on the site, located off of Cabot Street between Parkview Avenue and Bridges Avenue. HSH was tasked with the evaluation of the site with respect to vehicular access, pedestrian and bicycle safety, parking, bus circulation, and pick-up/ drop-off operations. HSH’s scope included interviewing the school principal; field observations including pick-up/drop-off maneuvers, bus operations, pedestrian operations, and parking; a safety assessment of available motor vehicle crash data for intersections and roadways that surround the school; a summary of motor vehicle traffic volume and speed data; and a traffic operations analysis of the intersections in proximity to the school.