Impact

impact_2016_cover.jpgIn 2015 we engaged, inspired, and educated hundreds of people to stand up for their streets and demand a transportation system that prioritizes safety and livability for everyone.

From big wins for Comm Ave and McGrath Boulevard to advancing the Emerald Network Initiative, Vision Zero, and conversations around bus rapid transit, it was a significant year of growth and action for our organization. Below are some of the highlights from our 2016 Impact Report. To access the full report, click here. 

 

 

  


Community

The LivableStreets' community is comprised of nearly 10,000 people throughout Metro Boston. These individuals are volunteers and donors; they participate in question campaigns and lead advocacy efforts in their neighborhoods. We are a diverse group of people united to make our communities safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Join us by becoming a member today!

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  FUN FACT: 75% of our expenses go directly to programming so we can make a direct impact more quickly!

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   FUN FACT: LivableStreets had more than 770 donors in 2015!

Emerald Network

Launched in 2015, the Emerald Network is LivableStreets' initiative to build a 200-mile urban greenway system that will connect every neighborhood to open space, transit, and jobs. Check out the great progress we've achieved this year!

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2015 Highlights

street_ambassador.jpgComplete Streets for Comm Ave

The City of Boston committed to reimagine Commonwealth Avenue with a new Complete Streets design, a victory for advocates who have pushed for years to make this high crash rate corridor safer for the 100,000 people who use it daily. (photo: Josh Reynolds)

 

 

 

Comm_Ave_2013-08-31-SUSTAIN-1611b_(2).jpgMaking Buses Sexy

In May 2015 we presented on 'Making Buses Sexy' at the statewide Transportation Summit in Worcester, MA. We continue to influence the conversation around transit by educating city planners, policy makers, and the public on the advantages of bus rapid transit (BRT). (photo: Kalman Zabarsky)

 

 

Emerald_Network_Logo-01_(2).pngConnecting Our Urban Greenways

We launched the Emerald Network, an initiative to increase mobility, promote active transportation and recreation, improve climate change resiliency, and enhance Boston’s competitiveness in the global economy. (photo: brownrowe.com)

 

 

 

  

Mcgrath_signs.jpgGrounding McGrath

MassDOT agreed to ground the McGrath Highway and McCarthy overpass to create a street level boulevard that will increase the neighborhood's social well-being as well as optimize placemaking opportunities in East Somerville. (photo: CNU)

 

 

 

MA_VZ_Coalition.jpgGetting to Zero 

Mayor Walsh announced the release of Boston’s Vision Zero Action Plan at our 10-in-1 StreetTalk in December 2015. As a member of the growing MA Vision Zero Coalition, we  provided important recommendations and feedback to help shape the City’s Action Plan. (photo: Kyle Ramey)