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Issue #141 - July 2019
Tour de Streets Bike Rides and Walk Routes Announced
Tour de Streets is Saturday, September 7th -- less than two months away! This annual event features a 10-mile urban bike ride, a 4-mile family-friendly bike ride, and a 3-mile walk. Click here to view all of the routes, departing from and ending at Turtle Swamp Brewing.
*NEW* this year: all three routes have several stops built in, at which leaders will talk about important projects and historic milestones along the way. Check out a sneak peek of some of the stops on the family ride here, and register today!
Tour de Streets 10th Anniversary
Saturday, September 7th, 9:30am-2:00pm
@ Turtle Swamp Brewing
3377 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
Seeking Community Engagement Volunteers
Summer is here, and so are engagement opportunities! Are you interested in getting involved?
We are attending many community events across the city this summer, specifically to help us with our initiative to evaluate the City of Boston's progress on their Go Boston 2030 mobility plan. As a part of this evaluation, we are looking to share knowledge, hear stories, and elevate the voices of people in every neighborhood about Go Boston 2030 projects. We will be tabling at block parties, facilitating discussions at neighborhood meetings, and interacting with folks around the city in other ways.
If you would like to partner with our staff to help widen our scope and reach more people, we would appreciate your presence! Reach out to [email protected] for more info or to sign up for an event.
Join us for our July Advocacy Committee Meeting with MAPC: Perfect Fit Parking Initiative
Let's talk about parking! At this Advocacy Committee meeting, learn more about the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's Perfect Fit Parking Initiative, set to be released on July 24th.
LivableStreets Advocacy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8:00pm
@ LivableStreets Office
100 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Join Us to Celebrate the New Brighton Ave Bus-Bike Lane
We are excited to celebrate the new bus-bike lane on Brighton Ave, and we hope you can celebrate with us! Riding the bus or a bike down Brighton Ave in Allston is getting faster and safer. This is thanks to great community advocacy from our partners, Allston Village Main Streets and Allston Brighton Health Collaborative, and all the work that the City of Boston and MBTA have done to put this on the ground.
The celebration will start promptly at 8:00 am, with a brief program, ribbon-cutting, bike parade, and complimentary coffee and donuts. We hope you can join us in celebrating all the hard work that made this happen!
Brighton Ave Bus-Bike Lane Celebration
Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 - 9:00 am
@ the Jackson Mann
500 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
ITDP (Institute for Transportation & Development Policy), Transit Manager: The Public Transit Manager will play a key role in overseeing the conceptualization, design and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. To learn more and apply, click here.
Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Town of Arlington: Professional and administrative work coordinating the administrative and programmatic duties of the Human Rights Commission, Disability Commission and Rainbow Commission and serving as the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinator. Supports partnerships with other town departments and organizations on issues of equity and inclusion. To learn more and apply, click here.
Director of Major Projects, MassDOT: Under general administrative direction, the candidate will be responsible for working with various stakeholders throughout the agency to plan, prioritize, and assess the readiness of capital projects for fiscal year funding. To learn more and apply, click here.
- Transportation Planner - Research, MassDOT: Candidate should have the ability to grasp a basic understanding of a wide‐range of transportation topics quickly; to think critically, independently, and systematically; to perform literature search and synthesis on a variety of transportation topics as needed; and to interact with internal and external stakeholders professionally and effectively. To learn more and apply, click here.
Check out the following resources to learn more about what we've been up to lately!
- Press: Read local and national press featuring LivableStreets and our work.
- StreetFilms: Watch videos highlighting our advocacy and events.
- The Public Way: Transportation, Health, and Livable Communities Blog: Join Steve Miller, one of our founding board members, as he explores how our transportation system and built environment can be better structured to improve our lives, health, and the planet.