Issue #117 - August 2017

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Issue #117 - August 2017

In this issue:

  • Join the Tour de Streets 10 Day $10k Challenge
  • Speak up in favor of Night Bus Service
  • Greater Grove Hall Main Streets update
  • Vision Zero advocates meet with Mayor Walsh
  • Five new neighborhoods selected for Boston's Neighborhood Slow Streets Program
  • Take a walk with the LivableStreets Advocacy Committee
  • Get involved in the MassDOT statewide bike planning process
  • Sign up for the Vision Zero Data Challenge
  • Employment opportunities

What's happening 

Join the Tour de Streets 10 Day $10K Challenge

TourdeStreets.jpgDouble your giving power! From 8/9 through 8/19, an anonymous donor will match all Tour de Streets donations up to $10K!

3 ways to participate: 

1) Register for
 Tour de Streets during the challenge and the value of your entry doubles.
2) Support your favorite Tour de Streets team, and you may appear more generous than you really are! ;)
3) Make a
 general donation of $100 and it becomes $200! No donation amount is too big or too small!

**Anyone who donates $25 or more receives free entry to the BBQ after-party, plus one drink on us!**

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Event Details:

Tour de Streets 2017
Saturday, September 9th, 9:00am-2:00pm
@ DCR North Point Park, Cambridge

Speak up in favor of Night Bus service

NightBus.PNGThe MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) will be making a decision on whether or not to move forward with a pilot on Monday.

Here’s how you can speak up:

1. Spread the word - endorse the plan on social media and share this flyer.
2. Ask your state legislators and city councilors to support NightBus.
3. Submit a letter of support to the FMCB board, FMCB Board Chair Joseph Aiello, and Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack.
4. Attend the meeting and make your comments heard.

Event details:
FMCB Board Meeting
Monday, August 14, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
@ State Transportation Building, 2nd floor, Board Room
10 Park Plaza, Boston


Greater Grove Hall Main Streets update

FullSizeRender.jpgLast month, LivableStreets met with Greater Grove Hall Main Streets to talk about transportation and other needs in the Grove Hall neighborhood. Thank you to Ed Gaskin and others for hosting us on a walking tour and discussing needs in the community around safety, buses, and access to green space. 


Wins 

Vision Zero advocates meet with Mayor Walsh

MayorWalsh.pngThank you to Mayor Marty Walsh and the City of Boston for meeting with Vision Zero advocates from LivableStreets, WalkBoston, and Boston Cyclists Union to talk about transportation needs in Boston. More to come -- stay tuned to learn more about our work with the Mayor and the City of Boston. 


Five new neighborhoods selected for Boston's Neighborhood Slow Streets Program

SlowStreets.PNGMayor Walsh announced the selection of five neighborhoods for participation in the Neighborhood Slow Streets Program last month. The five neighborhoods are Chinatown, Grove Hall/Quincy Corridor, Highland Park, Mount Hope/Canterbury, and the West of Washington Coalition, with work on traffic-calming plans slated to begin this year.

This is a big win for the
MA Vision Zero Coalition, which advocated for increased funding and staff capacity for Vision Zero at a Boston Transportation budget hearing earlier this summer. Thanks to everyone who attended a demonstration or sent messages to their city councilor!


Opportunities 

Take a walk with the LivableStreets Advocacy Committee

28602164063_dc43b66b7f_z.jpgThis month, the LivableStreets Advocacy Committee is hitting the streets! Join advocates on a 1.2 mile walk from Forest Hills Station to Roslindale Square. We’ll be checking out progress on the Casey Arborway Project and learning about the Roslindale Gateway Path, the Blackwell Path extension, and a potential bus-only lane on Washington Street. We’ll end at Redd’s in Rozzie to debrief and hang out!

Event details:
Advocacy Committee Field Trip
Wednesday, August 23 at 6:15pm
Forest Hill Station, Boston

We hope to see you there! Please RSVP here.  


Get involved in the MassDOT statewide bike planning process

MassDOT-Formal_Logo.jpgMassDOT is updating the statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan. Help create safe, comfortable, and convenient bike networks to advance bicycling for everyday travel.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Take the survey to tell MassDOT about your biking preferences and challenges.
2. Draw on the map to show MassDOT which streets need improvements and where barriers are located.
3. Partner with MassDOT - download the partner toolkit to help them collect more input.

Learn more about the plan and how to get involved here.


Sign up for the Vision Zero Data Challenge

DataChallenge.PNGThe City of Boston recently procured 30 new radar speed feedback signs to help reduce speed on city streets. They want participants to analyze a collection of criteria and propose locations where they should install speed feedback signs in the City. To learn more and sign up for the challenge, click here.


Employment Opportunities

MassDOT is hiring a Deputy Chief Engineer for Design

MassDOT-Formal_Logo.jpgMassDOT is hiring a Deputy Chief Engineer for Design, who will act on behalf of the Highway Administrator through the Office of the Chief Engineer to provide innovative and strategic direction of MassDOT’s Project Development Section by preparing projects for construction and implementing policies and procedures consistent with the performance goals and objectives of MassDOT for project delivery.  To learn more and apply, click here


The City of Boston is hiring Cycling Instructors

boston-squarelogo-1424080734448.pngThe City of Boston is hiring people to share their love of bicycling by teaching other Bostonians to ride safely, confidently, and joyfully. Team members support multiple education and outreach initiatives, with most of their time dedicated to on-bike youth and adult educational programming across the City. To learn more and apply, click here.


CommonWheels is hiring

18358994_1362737660470660_3905826832786913241_o.pngCommonWheels is hiring 2-3 passionate, outgoing and organized people to keep their programs rolling. Candidates with all levels of bicycle maintenance and repair skills will be considered. Read the full job description here.

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