Issue #143 - September

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Issue #143 - September 2019



Bus Report Released Yesterday

Yesterday, we launched the next phase of our Better Buses campaign, which will guide our advocacy as the MBTA makes critical decisions about the future of its bus system through its upcoming network redesign. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful investments in communities that are most in-need of more reliable transit service, and we will need your help to push for a better and more equitable system.

Read key findings from the report here. 

Fundraising for Tour de Streets continues through September 30th

Andy Robinson

Whether you attended, donated, or cheered us on from afar, your support helped to make Tour de Streets a great success!

On Sunday, September 8th we welcomed nearly 200 participants to Turtle Swamp Brewing and surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal! Check out photos from the event here and here.

But, our fundraising isn't over yet! If you were inspired by the event, the people, or our initiatives, you can still donate through the end of the month. Whether it is $5 or $500, you can increase your impact today!


A Summer Full of Engagement Winds to a Close

It's now officially fall, and we are reflecting on a busy summer of community engagement events! In the past few months, we’ve set up tables at events, attended community meetings, and recruited Street Ambassadors to engage bus riders and passersby in neighborhoods across Boston.

We want to make sure we hear from people who have historically not been part of – or invited to be part of – planning processes, including people of color, people with disabilities, low-income residents, immigrants, youth, and others. Event tabling and Street Ambassador outreach allow us to go where people are, already, and make it easier for them to weigh in on transportation plans.

We're also conducting an online survey, to support our project to evaluate the City of Boston’s progress on implementation of Go Boston 2030. If you travel in the City of Boston, we want to hear from you!

Join us for a 'Community Planning and You' Workshop at Our Next Advocacy Committee Meeting

Do you care about the impacts of new housing development on public transportation and traffic? Or about the lack of green space and the impacts on the public realm? Want more affordable housing?

Attend our next Advocacy Committee meeting to learn more! Jason Derosier, the manager of community building & engagement for the Allston Brighton CDC, will lead a 'Community Planning and You' workshop that will demystify Article 80 of the Boston Zoning Code and highlight the opportunities for you to engage with the development process so you can effectively advocate for what you envision for your neighborhood.

Event Details:
Advocacy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:15pm - 8:30pm
@ LivableStreets
100 Sidney Street, Cambridge

Bus-Bike Lane Comes to Broadway in Somerville

Aaron Polinski

We are excited to see a number of new transportation improvements come to Broadway in Somerville, including bus and bike lanes! LivableStreets Street Ambassadors assisted with community and business outreach for this project during this past spring. Kudos to the City of Somerville for pushing projects forward that support their climate and mobility goals. Learn more about this project here.

Save the Date for StreetTalk 10-in-1

Peter Holmgren

Join us for the 9th Annual StreetTalk 10-in-1 on December 10th as we invite 10 innovative transportation and community thinkers to take the stage and share their big ideas. Enjoy 10 rapid-fire "TED"-style talks, with plenty of inspiration to be had! One of our most popular events of the year - don't miss it!

Event Details:
StreetTalk 10-in-1
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm
@ Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, Boston 02108


Thank you!

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