Pleasant Street Health Walking Tour Scheduled

28 May 2015

Northampton citizens and others who use Pleasant Street are invited to join their neighbors to walk, talk, and share how Pleasant Street affects their health during a walking audit on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m.

What: Pleasant Street Health Walking Tour

When: Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at DPH Office Parking Lot, 23 Service Center Road, Northampton

Rain Date: Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Visit the project website for cancellation information.

Project website:

This walking conversation is part of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of potential Pleasant Street improvements that the City of Northampton is designing. Potential improvements include improved crosswalks, a dedicated bike lane (cycletrack), curb bump-outs with mini-parks, new trees, and additional on-street parking.

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is working with the City of Northampton, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to evaluate the potential health impacts of these improvements with the goal of helping the City prioritize changes that will most benefit the health of people who live, work, play, and travel on Pleasant Street. Public input is essential to steering the direction of the project and providing local knowledge of how Pleasant Street fits into peoples’ daily lives.

For more information, please contact PVPC's Dillon Sussman at or (413) 781-6045.