Better Buses


Imagine saving two weeks on your commute every year . . .  Dedicated bus lanes, signal priority, and other techniques that prioritize people on buses are essential ingredients for Complete Streets, helping to anchor a world-class transportation network. Download our Better Buses Quick Facts (Español)

Getting Allston on Board

Boston has already implemented a bus-only lane in Roslindale, let's keep the momentum going and Get Allston On Board this summer!

More than 20,000 bus riders rely on the 57 and 66 buses, two of the busiest routes in the entire MBTA system. The Brighton Ave corridor between Cambridge Street and Harvard Ave is a particularly congested area causing bus delays. During the morning commute, over 42% of people moving along this corridor are in a bus, making it a key route for bus priority improvements.

Learn how you can take action now to help advocate for bus priority that will benefit everyone who uses this street!


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  • Today, approximately seven miles of Boston streets are holding back more than one-fifth of all MBTA bus riders.  
  • According to MAPC’s State of Equity Report, black riders spend 64 hours more per year on MBTA buses relative to white riders.
  • Go Boston 2030's goals to increase bus ridership and lower greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved with changes that prioritize streets and signals for buses.
  • Without improvements, existing and would-be transit riders in Metro Boston will continue to turn to less sustainable transportation options like rideshare and personal cars, resulting in more congestion, more emissions, and less mobility for all in the region.


Evidence for Better Buses


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Join the conversation: Attend a LivableStreets Advocacy Committee meeting.  Download our Better Buses Quick Facts.

Volunteer: Join us in spreading the word about the importance of safe and livable streets. Our volunteers are actively involved in tracking projects, tabling at events, and serving as Street Ambassadors.

Stand up and be counted: Attend a public meeting. Check out the LivableStreets calendar — it’s updated daily!

Become a member: Join our growing community of people invested in creating safe streets and livable communities. Become a member of LivableStreets today!



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