The City of Newton Planning and Development Department recently presented plans for the Washington Street Pilot Project and multiple design options that prioritize improved safety, accessibility, visual appeal and the public experience. The City would like continued public feedback through a short survey on those design options.

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Based on feedback, one concept will be advanced to design during 2024, subject to City Council approval, with installation anticipated to start in 2025.

Changes made will affect Washington Street between Lowell Avenue in Newtonville and Chestnut Street in West Newton and is planned as a long-term trial to make this stretch of roadway safer and more welcoming.

The survey, meeting recording and other project information will be available at We encourage participation by all who live, work, travel, and operate businesses in the area. For questions about this project, please email