Issue #63 / May 2012
In this issue
Calendar: Click here to view full listing of upcoming events and public meetings
Event / Action e-lert
McCarthy meet up & public meeting May 31
Thursday, May 31
4:30-6:00 pm McCarthy Overpass Meet Up by LivableStreets
What's happening? Somerville State Legislative Delegation and the City of Somerville want your input! MassDOT could repair or ground the McCarthy Overpass section of McGrath Highway. Repairing it would only be a temporary fix, and this would keep a dangerous highway in place for over 10 years.
Come to the McCarthy Overpass Meet Up to learn more about
what's happening and what's possible, and the LivableStreets Remove McGrath Campaign with Street Ambassadors before the McCarthy Overpass public meeting. Get the scoop, share what you think, and then speak up at the meeting!
Read our Citizen Information Handout >>>
Invite friends to the public meeting on Facebook >>>
Follow the #RemoveMcGrath Campaign on Twitter
Watch this video to see what people are saying about it.
LivableStreets supports the removal of the McCarthy Overpass along the McGrath Highway. Instead of a highway bisecting Somerville, LivableStreets advocates for neighborhood streets that provide safe, convenient access for all road users. Whether you are a commuter or a community member, speak up in support of the removal of the McCarthy Overpass.
What can you do?
Attend the May 31 public meeting and speak up.
4:30-6:00 pm LivableStreets meet up
6:00-8:00 pm Public Meeting
Learn more. Read our Citizen Information Handout with talking points for the meeting.
Share. Forward this e-lert to 5 or more friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors to spread the word. Invite friends to the public meeting on Facebook here >>>
Support the campaign. Livablestreets has launched the Remove McGrath Campaign to re-envision the McGrath Highway Corridor to make our communities more connected and livable. Become a member or make donation today to support the campaign. We are your advocate for better biking, walking, and public transit.
Volunteer. Become a Street Ambassador and get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates sought for Board of Directors
LivableStreets is growing in all ways - from the number of projects we are working on, to the number of members, to volunteer involved, and more.
The Nominations Committee of the LivableStreets Board is currently looking for prospective candidates for its Board of Directors who are passionate about LivableStreets' mission, and have expertise or background in law, fundraising, business management, or nonprofit finance.
Board of Directors responsibilities include:
For more detailed information, click here >>>
Apply, or nominate someone you know, with this short form >>>>
Please submit responses by June 8 to Glen Berkowitz at Glen@LivableStreets.info
Circle the City: Boston's Open Streets Initiative
Launching June 24, July 15, and August 5
Come out this summer to walk, bike, dance, and roll on open, car-free streets in and between our parks! Circle The City is free and open to people of all ages.
June 24, 1-5 pm
July 15, 11 am-4 pm
August 5, 10 am-1 pm
Want to volunteer? Click here >>>
Organized by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition, and the City of Boston.
Enjoy more Open Streets this summer in Somerville! scroll down for more information...
Somerville Open Streets Initiative
This summer you will be able to stroll, bike, skate, or jog between events and parks on car-free streets in Somerville too! (for more on Boston, scroll up)
Sunday, June 3 Carnaval on Broadway from Temple St. to Pennsylvania Ave. One block from Orange line, Sullivan Square T Stop.
Sunday, July 29 Seize the Summer on Highland Ave. from the Walnut St. to Cedar St.
Sunday, August 19 Going Green on Rte. 16 on Alewife Brook Parkway from Dilboy Field to Broadway
Sunday, October 28 Octoberfest on Somerville Ave. from Union Square to Porter Square
For more information, click here >>>
Street Ambassador Training
Wednesday, June 7, 5:30-6:30
@ LivableStreets office, 100 Sidney St, Cambridge
Do you like talking about biking, walking, and public transit? Do you like going to festivals, neighborhood and public events, or being outside? Want to be part of LivableStreets' advocacy campaigns and growing organization? Become a Street Ambassador! Volunteer for a day, or two, or more, this summer and fall. Tremendous growth opportunities.
This training will cover the ins and out of being a Street Ambassador. You will learn about our latest projects, and different roles needed for each street event. All volunteers must go through training to become a Street Ambassador.
RSVP email@example.com with "Street Ambassador Training" in subject line.