Issue #182 - October


Save the Date for StreetTalk 10-in-1!

At the Old South Meeting House, a person wearing black stands on a stage and talks into a microphone; the audience sits in pews at small distances from each other as they listen. The photo is taken from an oblique angle behind, above, and to the speaker's right.

Thursday, December 7th at 6:00PM — our 10-in-1 talks will be returning the the Old South Meeting House by Revolutionary Spaces in collaboration with the GBH Forum Network! We have two ways to join this year's event - learn more and register here! We hope to see you there! :)

Sunday, November 19th is World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Violence

yellow carnations line a concrete stairway and banister. there are two paper signs attached to the banister; the one on the left has a qr code and text too small to read, and the one in the middle of the picture reads \

World Day of Remembrance is an annual international event during which we gather as a community to reflect upon those we've lost and commit ourselves to improving our roads.

In 2023 so far, over 2,000 lives have been lost to, or seriously injured by, a traffic crash in Massachusetts — not including the countless friends, family, and loved ones impacted as well. The MA Vision Zero Coalition is working with advocates and those impacted by road traffic crashes to host events and honor crash victims across Massachusetts.

Learn more about how to organize an event or action in your community — check out this toolkit and tune into this webinar for tips and tricks. For a regularly updated list of events, click here.

Keep Your Receipts: Tax Benefits Now Available for More Commutes!

a bus drives down a street in a bus-only lane; to its right is a bike-only lane. cars are visible in the traffic lanes

In Governor Healey’s tax bill signed into law earlier this month a provision was included that expands the type of commutes that are eligible for tax benefits! The up-to-$750 commuter benefit tax deduction was previously limited to MBTA users with a monthly or weekly pass and to residents using E-Z Pass.

Now, commuters who use regional bus service, the ferry, the MBTA using daily fare, bikeshare, or their own bike will have the opportunity to access these deductions. This law is retroactive to January 2023, but guidelines on implementation have not been set, so for now keep your receipts!


ICYMI: We Released “Not on a Shelf 2023” - Our Second Report on Go Boston 2030

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Our lastest report, Not on a Shelf 2023, assesses the City of Boston’s progress toward its Go Boston 2030 goals and targets, and finds that the City has made progress despite considerable challenges. You can check out the full report here.

By identifying the City's achievements and shortcomings in Not on a Shelf 2023, we have provided recommendations for how Go Boston 2030 can better reflect the needs of the city. Now is the right time for the City to reset their targets and double down on their efforts to achieve the plan’s goals by 2030.




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