In 2015, Middleton received word that the Middleton Complete Streets Policy (PDF) had been chosen as one of the top ten best2014 policies in the nation!
A fully looped walking path is included in the Natsue Way Recreation Concept Plan as a result of the Complete Streets Policy.
The Town holds a well attended community forum in May of 2015 with key note speaker Mark Fenton. Mark tells the "why" and "how" of making Middleton a walkable community. View Mark Fenton's Recommendations (PDF).
Consultant Mark Chase is hired using a Mass in Motion grant from MAPC to review all town planning documents and recommend changes that will promote the principles of the Complete Streets Policy.
State announces new Complete Streets funding program on January 29, 2016 that will only be available to communities with certified Complete Streets policies. Town staff attends required program training. $12.5 million in funds will be available over a two year period. Each town may qualify for up to $400,000 per year.
Town receives a score of 98 from the MassDOT Complete Streets program and proceeds to Tier 2 of the program.
Town receives word from MAPC that they will create a $20,000 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Town using DLTA funds and $10,000 awarded by the state's Community Compact program. Plan will be created the summer and fall of 2016.
Kick-off meeting held on June 28, 2016 to start work on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan being done with assistance from MAPC.