Downtown-Picture Main St

No Turn on Red Sign- Main Street
Main Street Bench painted with artwork
Lower Main Street Sidewalk Cafe

Signup for Main Street and Planning & Sustainability periodic updates.

Picture Main Street has three core goals:

  1. Provide Safety and Access for All
  2. Promote a Vibrant and Attractive Downtown
  3. Create a Functional, Enduring, and Sustainable Streetscape

Picture Main Street is evolving in response to meaningful public engagement. Community public forums (1/13/20, 11/10/20, and 2/28/21 with more planned in the Spring 2021), community focus groups, community surveys, observations of people using the shared streets (summer and fall 2020), engagement with city and community boards (Transportation, Planning, Tree, Bike/Ped, Disabilities, City Council, Downtown Northampton Association and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, and other stakeholder engagement including a project advisory group).

Picture Main Street project documents (Road Safety Audit, survey, etc)

Precedents- success stories from other communities

Rainbow Crosswalk on Main Street
Memorial Hall with U.S. flag
PVTA bus on Main Street
Buskers on Main Street
Main Street Angled Parking
Seth Thomas Street Clock at Pulaski Park