Issue #181 - September


It’s been a busy summer for Street Ambassadors!

two street ambassadors, both young and wearing orange livablestreets shirts, smile at the camera. they are standing in front of a fence and greenery, and one is giving the camera a thumbs-up.

LivableStreets is on the Southwest Corridor Park Action Plan team. For two weeks in August, we deployed Street Ambassadors to collect surveys about people’s experience using the Southwest Corridor Park. Each day of the deployment, Street Ambassadors were stationed at a different section of the Southwest Corridor to collect feedback across neighborhoods. We loved hearing from park users and gathering important feedback about the project. Learn more about the Southwest Corridor Park Action Plan here.

Join the Trustees & Dorchester Food Co-op for the Green New Dance Party on Sept. 30

the top of a poster advertising the 4th annual green new dance party

Join the gardeners at Nightingale Community Garden for a fun, family-friendly celebration uplifting the work of a variety of organizations focused on creating a more sustainable Boston! The event features music, dancing, food vendors, guest speakers, and hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free and open to all! Registration is appreciated (but not required). For more information, click here.

Thanks for hanging out with us at Dot Ave Open Streets!

an adult in an orange LivableStreets tshirt and a cap sits on pavement with two children; all three are facing away from the camera at activities near them. The children have dark hair and wear bicycle helmets; a few feet away is a table with a great deal of materials on it and a tablecloth with the LivableStreets logo.

Thanks to all those who came to visit our table at the Dorchester Avenue Open Streets event on Sunday, September 17th! We loved chatting with Dorchester residents about the DOT Greenway project and gardening and coloring with kids.


Tour de Streets was a rollicking good time!

A multi-ethnic group of young adults lean in towards the center of the table they're sitting around so as to fit in the camera frame. They are all smiling and leaning on each other, conveying closeness and joy.
Photo by Selmon Rafey

Thank you to everyone who helped make our event a success! We had such a wonderful time walking, biking, and partying with our entire LivableStreets community on Saturday, September 9th. Although the forecast was gloomy, not a drop of rain fell until well after our celebrations. We returned from our walks and bike rides to enjoy our fill of delicious empanadas, hot dogs, ice cream, and celebrate LivableStreets' accomplishments! 

Check out photos from the event here by our amazing event photographer Selmon Rafey and staff photographer Maha Aslam!

As an added bonus, the event was a huge fundraising success: we raised over $80,000, beating our original goal of $60,000 and our challenge goal of $75,000! Our fundraising page closes on September 30th at 11:59PM, so you have until then to make last-minute donations.

Want to help improve our event for 2024? Please take a minute to fill out this feedback form.



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