Below are highlights from our 2015 Impact Report. To access the full report click on the cover :
LivableStreets is rethinking urban transportation in Metro Boston.We believe streets should be designed to accommodate all people and provide safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options-- making our community more connected and livable for everyone.
By the Numbers
Since 2010 LivableStreets has tripled our total operating budget, and more than quadrupled our programmatic work.
The LivableStreets' community is comprised of nearly 10,000 people throughout Metro Boston. These individuals are volunteers and donors; they participate in question campaigns and lead advocacy efforts in their neighborhoods. We are a diverse group of people united to make our community safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Join us-- become a member today!
10 Years of Impact
2008 -Hired first staff member; Advocacy Committee formed
2009 -Hosted first Boston Bikes event
In 2009, we hosted Enrique Penalosa for a series of public events. Over the course of the last decade we have held dozens of StreetTalks, spreading new transportation ideas to thousands of people in Metro Boston.
2011 -Launched Neighborhoods Not Highways Campaign
The Neighborhoods Not Highways Campaign resulted in significant interim improvements for the McCarthy overpass and grounded the McGrath study. We are using this successful approach to rethink I-90 today.
2015 -Won a Complete Streets design for Commonwealth Avenue
We partnered with the Boston Cyclists' Union, WalkBoston, MassBike, BU Bikes and hundreds of individuals to win a complete streets design for Commonwealth Avenue. Building alliances is core to our success.
2015 -Launched the Emerald Network
This initiative advances the vision of a seamless 200-mile Emerald Network of paths across the Metro Boston area, creating an active transportation and recreation system to meet contemporary needs.
2015 -Mayor Walsh committed to Vision Zero
A commitment is just the beginning. We are actively working with dozens of other organizations and individuals to ensure the city's action plan measurably reduces crashes on our streets through the newly formed Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition.