Issue #95 - August 2015

In this issue:

Summer fun is not over just yet!

Taking the next step towards Vision Zero

Welcome new Chief of Streets and Active Transportation Director 

The summer is winding down and we know many of you are trying to soak up the last few days of sun and relaxation. This month we are sharing StreetLife Lite to keep you informed about a few critical developments for and on our streets. Rest up, we’ll be back in September with a fully packed StreetLife Newsletter.

What's happening

Summer fun is not over just yet!


BBQs and outdoor activities don’t have to end after Labor Day. One of the best events is yet to come on September 12th when we’ll again host Tour de Streets, an annual family-friendly walk, ride and BBQ. The event continues to grow each year! Join the fun, register today.


The start and end location of the ride will take place on a beautiful green space on the Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown. To learn more about the routes, our amazing fundraising teams and to register visit our website!

We hope you’ll join us this year as a rider, walker or supporter of this important fundraiser for LivableStreets!

To everyone who donated last week, thank you! You helped us exceed our challenge donation and raise $11,590 in 10 days! We are now more than halfway to reaching our $75,000 goal.

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

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Taking the next step towards Vision Zero

ghost_bike_dedication_3cropped.jpgEarlier this week we reached out to you about Vision Zero. Thank you to everyone who signed up to learn more and to get involved!

We need effective policies, evaluation, enforcement, engineering, education, and community engagement - and it’s about everyone and all modes. We have heard from nurses, mothers, neighborhood association leaders, consultants, doctors, engineers, organizers, friends and family of victims, people who bike and walk and drive, transit advocates, and many more.

Dozens of concerned citizens and advocacy groups have been meeting regularly to organize around this effort. Now we want to build on this momentum and get you involved.

Click here to get on our Vision Zero mailing list to stay informed and become more involved.

Welcome new Chief of Streets and Active Transportation Director 


In August two new and important positions were filled in the City of Boston and we couldn’t be happier! Chris Osgood was appointed to be Chief of Streets and Stefanie Seskin as the City’s first Active Transportation Director.

As a member of the Mayor's cabinet, Chris will work with the City's Public Works and Transportation Departments to lead efforts to improve Boston's city services and to create a more sustainable, equitable and efficient transportation network. Previously, we worked with Chris while he worked for New Urban Mechanics at the City of Boston.

Stefanie will be responsible for implementing new initiatives to create people-friendly designs and programs that encourage and sustain active transportation options and lifestyles. Previously, we worked with Stefanie while she worked at the National Complete Streets Coalition.

As Mayor Walsh stated: ”Boston is experiencing unprecedented growth, and with that growth comes the opportunity and the need to modernize our transportation network and make our basic city services the best in the world.”

LivableStreets is looking forward to working with Chris and Stefanie in their new roles to make our streets more livable and enjoyable for everyone. Please join us in welcoming Chris and Stefanie!

LivableStreets Alliance