What is a Street Ambassador?
From Safer Comm Ave to Keep Rozzie Moving, volunteer Street Ambassadors play a pivotal role in many of LivableStreets' campaigns. Trained by our staff and lead advocates, Street Ambassadors actively engage with people on the street, distributing surveys and information to help put community at the center of street improvement projects.
Why Street Ambassadors?
The best way to improve a street is to get out there and get people talking about it. Street Ambassadors play a crucial role in demystifying the public process, organizing community concerns, and directly communicating those concerns to officials and decision-makers. Street Ambassadors help to amplify a diversity of voices to ensure that our streets are safe, accessible, and equitable.
Thanks to the support of our Street Ambassadors we collected more than 1500 responses for our Longwood Area Multimodal Survey in 2017. The hard work of our Street Ambassadors helped lay the groundwork for our report "Finding A Cure: Transportation in the Longwood Area."
Street Ambassador duties can include:
- Helping to administer surveys and collect petition signatures
- Communicating goals and benefits of proposed projects
- Handing out informational flyers
- Asking community members for their feedback
- Brighton Ave in Allston: Help us engage with riders at bus stops during the morning rush hour to advocate for bus priority improvements on Brighton Ave for the 66 and 57 buses. Brighton Ave is one of the most delayed corridors in the entire MBTA network, and more than 20,000 people rely on the 66 and 57 buses daily.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to sign up.
- Columbia Road in Dorchester: Collect information from community members about potential improvements that Northeastern graduate students can help to activate through tactical urbanism projects this fall.
Email email@example.com for more info and to sign up.
Join us on the ground as we educate, advocate, and inspire!
Sign up below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this unique opportunity to influence how people move around Metro Boston.