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WalkBoston Co-Sponsors Mayoral Forum on Transportation & Livable Communities on 9/17

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Boston Public Library - Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

eet the future mayor of Boston and let all the candidates know you care about transportation & livable communities.

The forum will be moderated by Paul McMorrow, Associate Editor at CommonWealth magazine, and Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director at the Kitty & Michael Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy. 

Register for a free ticket today.

Sponsored by:
Allston-Brighton Bikes, Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, Boston Collective Delivery, Boston Park Advocates, Charles River Conservancy, Conservation Law Foundation, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Franklin Park Coalition, LivableStreets Alliance, Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters, Massachusetts Public Health Association, MassBike, On the Move, Rutherford Corridor Improvement Coalition, Transportation for Massachusetts, WalkBoston

For more details please call WalkBoston at 617.367.9255. Or email us at

Public Garden Cycle Track & Intersection Improvements Public Meeting

Relative to a conceptual plan for a cycle track and intersection improvementsaround the Public Garden on Arlington Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, and Boylston Street. 

cycletracksPresentation by the City of Boston
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Firehouse at 127 Mount Vernon Street
The concept plan envisions a
two-way cycle track along the streets around the Public Garden including intersection improvements.
What are cycle tracks? Cycle tracks are sections of road designated for exclusive use by cyclists, physically protected from motor vehicle traffic. The cycle tracks will be at street grade, separate from the sidewalk, and marked with paint or thermoplastic.  Parked cars and/or flexible bollards will separate cyclists from the moving vehicles.
Why install cycle tracks? The proposed two-way cycle track is a key component of the City’s Bike Network Plan, which seeks to provide safe, protected routes throughout the City, encouraging all residents to bicycle, from children to senior citizens. The proposed two-way cycle track would provide a path-like facility connecting the Charles River Path to existing and proposed on-street facilities in the network. The existing one-way street pattern requires bicyclists to ride significantly out of their way, against traffic, or on the sidewalk to make important connections.

What about safety? Cycle tracks in other cities have been shown to:
Increase ridership;
Decrease sidewalk riding;
Decrease crashes; and
Reduce speeds.
What are the project limits? The bike facilities being discussed will be on Arlington Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, and Boylston Street around the Public Garden. 
Will parking or traffic be impacted?  Parking and traffic modifications will be discussed at this meeting.
Contact: Nicole Freedman, City of Boston, (617) 918-4456

Pedestrian & Bicycle Count Volunteers Wanted For Many Metro Boston Locations

The Central Transportation Planning Staff is recruiting volunteers to participate in pedestrian and bicycle data collection efforts (both off-road trails and on-street segments) during the second week of September. Click here for more information!

Contact: Beth Isler,, (617) 973-7092

National Walking Summit 
October 1-3, 2013 
Washington, DC

Join national and local leaders to engage in inspiring conversations and sessions that will build capacity, develop strategies, increase momentum and showcase best practices to increase investments in walking and walkability. The Walking Summit will also model how to integrate walking and physical activity into a conference format.

WalkBoston is a Collaborative Partner helping to lead summit development; Executive Director Wendy Landman will be presenting on Day 1 and Day 2. 

Find out more info or sign up to attend here!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors:



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Boston Society of Architects
DLA Piper
Eastern Bank
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
Goody, Clancy & Associates
HMFH Architects
HYM Investments
Microsoft NERD Center
Millennium Partners
New Balance
Partners HealthCare
Plymouth Rock 
TEC Engineering
The Collaborative
Tufts Medical Center
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin 

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