Issue #189 - May


Will you Tour de Streets with us?

Pictured: 2023 Tour de Streets Family Bike
Ride Leaders, Julia Wallerce and Dot Fennel

Photo credit: Selmon Rafey

Join us for walking, biking, and a celebration at the Charles River Speedway on Saturday, September 21st and enjoy food & drink from local city vendors, plus fun activities for all ages!

Participate in the event in two ways:


And create your own team! You can also invite your friends to join for some friendly competition.


Donate Now!

And help us get closer to our fundraising goal of $60,000! Thank you in advance for your support — we hope to see you there 🙂

Event Details

LivableStreets and MassBike Awarded Grant to Tackle Driver’s Education

a biker wearing a reflective vest as seen in
the side-view mirror of a bus

In May, LivableStreets and MassBike were awarded a Community Safety Grant from the National Safety Council! This supports addressing gaps in Massachusetts driver’s education curriculum that focus on vulnerable road user safety. We’ll be building off previous safety training work we’ve done with the MBTA, City of Boston, and MassDOT.

ICYMI: Fare-Free Bus Day of Action at the State House

the 28 bus waits for passengers at nubian
square platform e. the bus's banner reads: 28 ride for free

Earlier this month, LivableStreets hosted a day of action at the State House to speak up for fare free bus service in Massachusetts! We were joined by Senator Jehlen, Representative Barber, and Cambridge Councilor Sobrinho-Wheeler.

We asked Senators to support a budget amendment that would provide $8 million for the MBTA to pilot more fare free bus routes. Though this amendment didn’t make it through in its original form, the Senate did include a stipulation that a feasibility study on creating a fare free bus pilot program for MBTA municipalities. Their budget also includes over $40 million for Regional Transit Authorities to offer fare free service. The budget is now on to the conference committee!


Staff Retreat at CultureHouse Popup Space

The livablestreets team in a white conference
room, sitting around a table. a few of the team are laughing

Last week, the LivableStreets team spent two days in the CultureHouse community pop-up space. We spent time refining our work plans for the year and ordered food from one of our prospective Tour de Streets vendors (and it was delicious!).

After we finished with retreat business, we hung out at Remnant Brewery for beer, coffee, kombucha, and several rounds of Cards Against Urbanity.

A big thank you to our partners at CultureHouse for hosting us!







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