The Golden Triangle Planning Study is looking at improvements to the mall capital of Massachusetts, bordered by routes 9 and 30 and Speen Street.
Among the proposals: Pedestrian bridges across Rte. 9 and Speen Street, which planners think would encourage people to get out of their cars and walk by making it actually safe to do so.
It's the latest study in decades of attempts to do something about the area - going back to the days when the intersection of Speen Street and Rte. 9 was changed into a mutant rotary that became known as the Beetleback after the editor of the then South Middlesex News noticed its similarity on a map to a bug seen from above.
Later, planners considered adding a second deck to Rte. 9, with a tunnel for pedestrians, even as Flutie Pass was being built to remove mall-to-mall traffic from Rte. 9.