Issue #105 - July 2016

In this issue:
  • Sign up for Tour de Strees to win tickets to Disney World
  • New faces and office hours at LivableStreets 
  • Parking protected bike lane installed on Beacon Street
  • Newbury to go car free on August 7th
  • Eat tapas and support Livablestreets
  • Bikes Not Bombs hiring Operations Manager

What's happening

Sign up for Tour de Streets to win tickets to Disney World! 

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Have you registered yet for Tour de Streets? If the amazing location and the cool new routes haven’t convinced you yet, perhaps tickets to Disney World will!

Disney generously donated four complimentary Park Hopper tickets to Tour de Streets. These tickets, valued at $620.00, provide admission to a magical one-day experience at any Disney theme park.

Raise $250 for Tour de Streets and we'll add your name to a raffle to win these tickets! If you haven't already, register today!


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We’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $75,000. Your participation - whether you are building a fundraising team or inviting a few friends to join you at the BBQ - will make this our most successful Tour de Streets ever.

We hope to see you at Tour de Streets on September 10th. Don’t forget to register today!

 

New faces and office hours at Livablestreets 

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We are excited to welcome a new Program Manager to our full time staff as well as a great group of staff and interns who are contributing to important initiatives like the Emerald Network and Vision Zero. Learn more about our summer staff here!

LivableStreets will be hosting “office hours” to provide an opportunity for you to meet new staff and learn more about what we've been up to the last few months.  

Event details
Morning Office Hours
Friday, August 5, 8-10am
@ 100 Sidney Street, Cambridge

Evening Office Hours
Tuesday, August 9, 4-6pm
@ 100 Sidney Street, Cambridge

These will be casual gatherings with no agenda or formal program. Light snacks will be provided. We hope you'll swing by and say hi! 


Wins

New parking-protected bike lane on Beacon Street

beacon_street.jpgA new parking-protected bike lane was just added to Beacon Street between Massachusetts Ave and Charlesgate! 

This comes on the heels of a successful test of a temporary parking-protected bike lane on Beacon St in the Back Bay. The demonstration gave people the opportunity to experience a parking-protected bike lane and to learn why it’s better for not just people on bikes, but people walking and driving too.  

Parking-protected bike lanes provide a comfortable, safe place for people biking on our streets. Rather than having a bike lane between parked cars and moving cars, a parking-protected bike lane is between parked cars and the curb, reducing the risk of crashes due to opening car doors and double-parking.

Be sure to swing by and check it out if you haven’t already. And share your thoughts on what’s working and what could be improved with the city so that it can be incorporated into future plans by emailing visionzero@boston.gov

 

Newbury Street to go car-free on August 7th

Newbury_Street-resize.jpgOn August 7th, Newbury Street will be closed to traffic from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue, creating a more inviting and enjoyable experience for people walking on the street!

In a piece by the Boston Globe, Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association, shared support for the initiative saying, “There really is a strong desire for it. There’s a pent-up demand to experience public spaces like Newbury Street in a different way.”

Event Details
Open Newbury Street
Sunday, Aug 7, 10am-6pm
@ Newbury Street

We hope to see you on Newbury Street on August 7th. You can tweet about your experience using the hashtag #OpenNewbury. 


Opportunities

Eat Tapas and support LivableStreets!

Tres-Gatos1-771x434.jpgTres Gatos picked LivableStreets for their August 10% Tuesday! On August 2nd, 10% of their sales will be donated to LivableStreets. 

This is a great opportunity to enjoy some tapas and sangria, peruse the used books and albums, and support LivableStreets! 

Event Details
10% Tuesday at Tres Gatos

Tuesday, August 2, 5:30-9:30pm
@ 470 Centre Street, JP

Space at Tres Gatos is limited, so we highly recommend that you make a reservation for August 2nd today - and don't forget to browse the bookstore while you're there! 


Bikes Not Bombs hiring Operations Manager 

bikesnotbombs.jpegBikes Not Bombs (BNB) is looking for an Operations Manager to oversee day-to-day operations, support bike collections programs and Volunteer Night, and play an integral role on the team that organizes BNB’s annual Bike-A-Thon.

Applications are due July 27. To learn more and apply click here.