Faculty Advisor

Eggimann, Wilhelm H.


This project involves the proposal of a pedestrian mall on Main Street as part of the revitalization of downtown Worcester. A number of pedestrian areas in other cities were evaluated. City officials and merchants on Main Street were interviewed. A survey of students at WPI and Clark was done. A proposal for a detailed master plan was developed. It was concluded that a pedestrian mall has a reasonable chance to be successful if supported by the people of Worcester, the media, and the city management.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering