Issue #133 - December

StreetLife Issue #131: $33K in 33 Days Challenge, Campaign Updates, and More!



Issue #133 - December 2018



Show Your Support: $33,000 in 33 Days Challenge

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'Tis the season for StreetsGiving: help us raise $33K in 33 Days between Nov. 27th and Dec. 31st! We've had a strong start, with $10,000 raised to date. Help us keep up the momentum during the remaining three weeks!

Take one or more of these actions today:

  1. Make your year-end gift: Give a one-time, monetary donation here

  2. Support LivableStreets while you shop: Check out our Other Ways to Donate page.

  3. Join a great community of passionate advocates: Become a member!

Will you support us today? Your gift will help us close out the year on a strong note and tackle an ambitious agenda for 2019.

If you've already given, thank you! Please help us spread the word and share this email with a friend.

Recap of our StreetTalk 10-in-1 on December 4

Photo: Peter Holmgren

Thank you to everyone who made the 8th Annual StreetTalk 10-in-1 our biggest and most successful one yet! If you weren't able to attend, check out our event photos on Facebook and be on the look-out for footage of the talks in the new year, compliments of WGBH Forum Network. A very special thanks our host and sponsors: the Old South Meeting House, TransitCenter, Harpoon Brewery, and Iggy’s Bread!

Getting Allston on Board Campaign Continues

Our next campaign for targeted bus improvements along a Boston corridor is well underway! This fall, 40+ Street Ambassador volunteers spent close to 100 hours engaging with bus riders along Brighton Avenue in Allston. The overarching theme we heard? People are fed up with the lack of reliable, fast, public transit. They are want bus priority NOW!

We’re pushing the City and the MBTA to implement a permanent bus only lane on Brighton Ave in the spring of 2019. Help us elevate this message to city leaders and the MBTA. Send a message to Mayor Walsh asking for a commitment before the New Year to:

  1. Commit to AM commute bus priority on Brighton Avenue, with implementation in April 2019.
  2. Skip the pilot and follow the lead of other municipalities in the region by using paint to have a longer term test.
  3. Take a comprehensive approach to bus priority on the Brighton Avenue corridor. Include all possible tools to improve the morning commute.

Mayor Marty Walsh - Email: [email protected] Twitter:@martywalsh, @BostonBTD
MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramirez - Twitter: @LMRAMIREZGM, @MBTA

Update on Active Campaigns

Tremont Street Design Project, Concept 1 | City of Boston

Tremont Street: The City of Boston Transportation Department has developed three concepts for Tremont Street, each of which provides safety benefits for people walking. We support Concept 1, which reduces the number of travel lanes and creates a parking protected bike lane and floating bus stops. To learn more about each concept, click here. To share your thoughts about the potential designs, please fill out this Google Form.

Northern Ave Bridge: Thank you to everyone who turned out for the public meeting on November 28th. It was clear that there is a lot of support from residents and other stakeholders for a people-first design, that allows only people biking, walking, and emergency vehicles to access the bridge. If you weren't able to attend the meeting, you may submit comments to [email protected], and stay tuned for further engagement in 2019.



  • Chief Operations Officer/Development Director, TransitMatters: Are you passionate about the MBTA/public transit, accessibility, equity, policy, advocacy, etc. with experience in organizational leadership, fundraising & volunteer management or do you know someone who is? To learn more and apply, click here.
  • Program Associate, Transportation for MassachusettsThe Program Associate at T4MA is an organized, enthusiastic and technically savvy self-starter who is interested in transportation, climate change, social justice, and planning, and wants to learn more. Read more and apply here.
  • Program Director, Commonwheels: CommonWheels is searching for an energetic and resourceful part-time Program Director to help expand and grow the organization’s programs and outreach. For more information or to apply, please email [email protected].
  • Boston’s Safest Driver Program Manager, City of Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics: The City of Boston is seeking a part-time Program Manager for the second edition of the Boston’s Safest Driver competition set to launch in the winter of 2018. Boston’s Safest Driver is a key educational program element of Mayor Walsh’s Vision Zero initiative aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries from our roadways by 2030. Applicants should be excited to engage with Boston drivers and form new partnerships! Cover letters and resumes can be sent to [email protected].
  • City of Boston Transportation Department: The City of Boston is hiring for a range of new positions in the Transportation Department. To learn more, visit: www.boston.gov/transforming