People of all ages participated in the annual Bike4Life ride, a fundraiser for LivableStreets, showing their commitment to safer streets in the Boston region.
Only $9,500 to go! So many people have already contributed- join them now in helping us reach our goal by midnight October 17th!The money raised for Bike4Life will go to years of advocacy work that will create safer streets that will last decades.
Make a donationof $150 or raise $300 by October 17th and be entered to win a Brooks messenger bag or Patagonia light weight travel pack.
A big thanks to sponsors: Jason & Fischer Attorneys at Law, Mount Auburn Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Trader Joe's of Newton, and Harris Cyclery of West Newton.
"Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America"
by John Pucher, Co-sponsored by LivableStreets
Mon, Oct 15, 4:30-6:00pm @ Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. Cambridge
Free and open to the public
Pucher will inspire you with a comprehensive look at changes happening around the country and the world.What makes cycling and walking so safe and convenient for daily travel in Dutch, Danish, and German cities? And what are US cities doing to catch up? Get highlights from his new book City Cycling and hear his advice on how to promote cycling and walking locally.Click here for more info>>
Co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Transportation Seminar, MIT Department of Urban Planning and Design, WalkBoston,
LivableStreets Alliance, MassBike & Boston Cyclist Union
LivableStreets recognized as leader in movement
Neighborland highlights LivableStreets among four other organizations
"Two-wheeled commuters doubled in Boston, Detroit, Oakland and New Orleans. At the same time, car travel is declining, despite growth in the economy and population.
Biking in Boston is historically hairy... but Beantown has come a long way...The embrace of bicycling by the City of Boston has been fostered by the advocacy and community building by a number of advocates in the region, including the LivableStreets Alliance."
Read Five Leaders: Local Bike Advocates Building a Movementhere>>
New books on public health & the built environment
By Russ Lopez
Looking for something to read, or books for your students? Check out two new books by long-time LivableStreets member Russ Lopez, a Senior Research Associate at the Dukakis Center. Russ also teaches at the Master of Urban Public Health Program at Northeastern University and at Boston University's School of Public Health. In April 2009, he presented his ideas at LivableStreets StreetTalk 'Urban health: How shaping our built environment shapes ourselves'.
To learn more and to purchase the books, click here:
MassDOT holding series of statewide transportation conversations
September 27 - November 29, 5:30pm-8:00pm
@ Major cities & town across MA
MassDOT is holding a series of public meetings to help determine the future of transportation in MA. Attend and make your voice heard to help shape MA's transportation system. Framingham, Mattapan, Medford and Boston's meetings will be held in November. Check out full details of meetings here>>
Moving Together 2012 Conference 'Mode Shift to a Healthier State'
Wednesday, October 17, 7:45am-4:00pm
@ Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street Boston
The Moving Together 2012 Conference is MassDOT's annual statewide walking and bicycling conference. This conference brings together local, state, regional and national officials, community leaders, planners, engineers, landscape architects, public health experts, environmental professionals, walking and bicycling advocates, educators, and consultants from throughout Massachusetts. Register here>>
Brookline Ave & Palace Rd Proposed Bicycling Improvements Public Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm
@ Yawkey Center at Dana-Farber, Room 306, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston
Rutherford Ave Public Meeting
Date: Oct/Nov TBD
Boston Transportation Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss design options for Rutherford Ave in Charlestown. Stay tuned for details about day, time, and location. And come out and speak up for what you want.
8th Annual Boston Bike Film Festival
Friday, October 12, doors open at 7:00pm, films start at 8:00pm