Issue #89 - February 2015

In this issue:

  • Save the date: LivableStreets open house April 9! 
  • 10,000+ signatures for March 4 rally 
  • Go Boston 2030: Public Vision Forums April 10&11 
  • Good news, but more to do for a safer Comm. Ave. 
  • The Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference 
  • MBTA late night service


What's happening

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Save the date: LivableStreets open house April 9!

Thursday, April 9, 5:00pm-8:00pm
@ LivableStreets, 100 Sidney Street, Cambridge

We hope you'll join us for our annual spring open house! Hang out, meet new board and staff members, catch up with old friends, and weigh in on hot topics like the MBTA and the Olympics.

Stay tuned for more details (and the return of our patio space) in the coming weeks!

Two weeks ago, LivableStreets took action with the Transportation For Massachusetts Coalition and asked you to sign a petition calling for adequate funding for safe and reliable transportation statewide. Now we have surpassed our goal of 10,000 signatures, but there's still time to add more. If you haven't signed the petition, add your name today bclicking here to sign.
 
Next week, Transportation for Massachusetts will hold a press conference and rally in front of the State House to deliver the petition to policymakers. Join the Mayor of Somerville Joe Curtatone and other supporters, on Wednesday, March 4 at 9:45 a.m.For more, visit: www.t4ma.org/10000-names/

Go Boston 2030: Public Vision Forums April 10 & 11
The Go Boston 2030 Question Truck visits Copley Square
Last month, we asked you to submit your questions about getting around Boston through the Go Boston 2030 Question Campaign. Thousands of questions were submitted to help shape Boston's plan for its transportation future. 

LivableStreets has been a member of the Go Boston 2030 Advisory Committee from the beginning, working to ensure that the resulting plans will include a world-class transportation network that provides safe, convenient, innovative, and affordable transportation options for you.

 
As part of this ongoing initiative, Go Boston 2030 will host two Public Vision Forums on April 10 & 11. To learn more, visit: www.goboston2030.org 

Wins  

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Good news, but more to do for a safer Comm. Ave.
Example of a protected bike lane.
Earlier this month we celebrated learning that the city has agreed to a safer, more livable design that includes protected bike lanes for part of Commonwealth Avenue!
While we are thrilled with the news, this project is not yet complete: we expect the City of Boston to hold a public meeting this month, and the next phase of Comm. Ave. redesign will continue to need your input and support. 

Public meetings and other opportunities 

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The Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference 

Thursday, March 26, 8:00am-5:00pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston MA 

 

Connect with planners, designers and advocates - including LivableStreets Advocacy Committee members - to explore the freshest thinking about walkability and place-making at the first-ever conference in the Boston area focused on walkability.  

 

Learn more and register athttp://www.apbp.org/event/WERC

MBTA late night service public meetings 
Credit: Boston Metro

The MBTA is hosting a series of public informational meetings to gather feedback on the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program and the future of late-night service. 

- Monday, March 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm

District Hall, Assembly Space, 75 Northern Ave., Boston

- Wednesday, March 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm
State Transportation Building, Conf. Rooms 1, 2, 3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

- Monday, March 9, 5:30p,-7:30pm 
Sheraton Commander Hotel, Mount Vernon Room, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge

- Tuesday, March 10, 3:30pm-5:30pm
The Inn at Longwood Medical, Longwood Hall, 342 Longwood Ave., Boston

- Wednesday, March 11, 3:00pm-5:00pm
State Transportation Building, Transportation Library, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

For a complete list of public meetings and other opportunities, visit our calendar: livablestreets.info/calendar

 

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