Issue #138 - April

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Issue #138 - April 2019

StreetLife

 
   

Advocating for Vision Zero Progress in Boston

Image: MA Vision Zero Coalition

Last week, the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition released the third annual Vision Zero Progress Report for Boston. While fatal crashes on Boston streets have dropped by nearly half over the past three years, the number of crashes requiring EMS response has not gone down. The momentum to prioritize safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for all is growing, and we encourage you to get involved!

Attend the Transportation Department hearing for the FY20 budget in May, and testify in support of investments for safer, healthier, and more sustainable transportation, which will directly benefit Vision Zero.

Event Details:
Transportation Department Budget Hearing
Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 AM
@ Boston City Hall, 5th Floor, Iannella Chamber
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201


Join Us at a Bonus Advocacy Committee Session: Understanding the Boston Budget Book

Image: Boston Cyclists Union

Are you curious about how to read the Boston budget book? Do you want to be more informed as you advocate for more funding for street safety and transportation priorities this year? 

Join us on on the evening of Monday, May 6th for a bonus session to do a deeper dive into the Boston budget. 

Event Details:
Deep Dive into the Boston Budget
Monday, May 6, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
@ LivableStreets Office
100 Sidney Street, Cambridge


Street Ambassadors Continue to Build Momentum for Bus Priority in Somerville and Allston

 

It’s only April, but we’ve already been hard at work expanding our Better Buses initiative this spring.

Our Street Ambassadors have been on the ground on Broadway in Somerville, helping us engage with community members and businesses to support Somerville's spring implementation of a bus-bike lane along Broadway between Magoun Square and McGrath Highway. The City also has plans to pilot a bus-bike lane along sections of Holland Street between Clarendon Hill and Davis Square.

Soon, we’ll be recruiting Street Ambassadors to lead a thank you campaign for the Brighton Ave bus-bike lane in Allston, which the City plans to pilot in June!

If you’re interested in volunteering as a Street Ambassador, please contact kristiana@livablestreets.info.


Join Us for a Bus-Bike Workshop

Image: Liana Genito

A shared bus-bike lane is coming to Brighton Avenue this June. In this workshop, we'll help prepare you to feel confident and comfortable biking in your new 12-foot lane!

Join us for a bus-bike workshop on Saturday, May 18th and learn more about sharing the road with MBTA buses. Participants will have the opportunity to sit in a bus driver’s seat to identify blind spots, and ask questions of Boston Transportation Department and MBTA staff.  

Event Details:
Bike-Bus Workshop
Saturday, May 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
@ Jackson Mann Community Center
500 Cambridge St, Boston

Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! Check out other Bike Month events happening in May here.


Opportunities

  • Director of Transit Priority, MBTA: This position will lead engagement with our municipal partners to plan, design, and support the development of bus transit priority infrastructure (bus lanes, queue jumps, signal priority, etc.). The posting closes on April 29, 2019. Click here to learn more.
  • Planners and Engineers, City of Boston: The City of Boston is expanding their team of passionate, dedicated, and experienced people working to realize Go Boston 2030’s goals of expanding access, improving safety, and ensuring reliability. To see all available positions, click here.
  • Transit Advisory Committee Member, City of Cambridge:  The City of Cambridge is seeking members for Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Advisory Committees. The application deadline is April 26, 2019. To learn more, click here.
  • Program Manager, WalkBoston: WalkBoston is seeking a Program Manager to oversee their statewide technical assistance programs that work to improve the safety and quality of the pedestrian environment. Applications are due by April 26, 2019. Click here to learn more. 

Thank you!

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