Issue #123 - February 2018
- Welcome to our new Emerald Network Program Manager
- Learn more about the Community Preservation Act at our February Advocacy Committee meeting
- What's next for Allston I-90 advocacy
- Cambridge releases their Vision Zero Action Plan
- The MBTA is hiring a Community Outreach Specialist for AFC 2.0
- Toole Design Group is recruiting interns
- The Barr Foundation is hiring
- The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hiring
Welcome to our new Emerald Network Program Manager
We are excited to introduce Tony Lechuga as the new Emerald Network Program Manager for LivableStreets!
Previously, Tony worked with WalkBoston while completing a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Say 'hi' at [email protected] and learn more here.
Learn more about the Community Preservation Act at our February Advocacy Committee meeting
Boston residents voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) by on overwhelming majority in 2016. CPA funds can be used for projects that support historic preservation, affordable housing, and parks and open space. Come out to our Advocacy Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 28 to learn how the CPA can play a role in your neighborhood. Community Preservation Director, Christine Poff, will be joining us to talk about what's next and how communities can apply for funding.
Meet fellow advocates and learn about how to make change in your own community. Snacks and refreshments will be served!
LivableStreets Advocacy Committee meeting
Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
@ the LivableStreets office
What's next for Allston I-90 Advocacy
Thank you to everyone who submitted comments, lobbied your legislators, talked to your neighbors, posted on social media, attended the rally, and got the word out about the need for a truly multimodal project.
LivableStreets and our partners put together a lengthy comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), calling for transit, a surface option, and better accommodations for walking and biking. The comment period closed on February 9th, so stay tuned for further advocacy opportunities.
Cambridge releases their Vision Zero Action Plan
On February 8th, the City of Cambridge announced the creation of 20 mph Safety Zones in their five major squares, and released their Vision Zero Action Plan. Check out the Action Plan and learn more about Vision Zero in Cambridge.
The MBTA is hiring a Community Outreach Specialist for AFC 2.0
The T's forthcoming fare collection technology, AFC 2.0, will change how riders pay for transit service and interact with the MBTA. This position will be critical for guiding the program's planning and implementation process over the next few years by building relationships with community stakeholders and leading public engagement efforts. To learn more and apply, click here.
Toole Design Group is recruiting interns
Are you interested in making places better for walking and biking? Are you curious about how a city decides where to put its bike lanes? How about new pedestrian crossings? If so, Toole Design Group is looking for someone like you to spend time this summer learning about pedestrian and bicyclist planning and design while working on real projects as an Intern.
The Barr Foundation is hiring
The Barr Foundation is seeking a Program Assistant for their Climate Team. To learn more and apply, click here. The deadline to submit applications is February 23, 2018.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hiring
The BPDA is hiring a Deputy Director for Community and Urban Planning and an Urban Designer.