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Northampton Rearranges Its Main Street to Prioritize Foot Traffic

August 24, 2020

The Pioneer Valley city of Northampton is leveraging a $200,000 MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces grant to dramatically redesign the city’s Main Street with new protected bike lanes, expanded sidewalks and outdoor seating areas, and public art.

“With this funding, the Commonwealth is actively supporting Northampton’s ability to complete enhancements to Main Street that create safe shared and open spaces that enhance socially distanced enjoyment by pedestrians, bicyclists, visitors, and people who want to shop downtown,” wrote the office of Mayor David Narkewicz in a press release about the project.

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