+ Natick’s natural and man-made geography create barriers to transportation access, especially for local traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
+ Traffic is concentrated onto heavily used corridors, such as Route 27, Route 135, Speen Street, and Route 9, that have high levels of congestion and crashes.
+ Transit ridership on MBTA commuter rail service from West Natick Station and Natick Center Station is rising.
+ There is good sidewalk coverage and pedestrian access in Natick Center and older neighborhoods, but limited facilities in other areas.
+ Bicycle facilities are lacking, though the Cochituate Rail Trail will improve bicycle access.
+ The most pressing parking need is for long-term weekday parking in Natick Center,