Monthly Archives: October 2010

LIVABLE STREETS – From Theory to Practice

TweetI’m glad that more people are using the phrase “livable streets” these days.  But other than being derived from the title of a book by Donald Appleyard, what does it mean?  And even though livability is about more than transportation, … Continue reading

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ADVOCACY: Weaving Together Protest & Partnership

TweetSuccessful advocacy combines protest and partnership, acting as an outsider fighting something we oppose and acting as an insider working to shape official plans.  Many of our most critical strategic and tactical decisions deal with when and how to do … Continue reading

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What To Do About the Longfellow Bridge

TweetOn behalf of LivableStreets Alliance, I have been participating in a 45-person Task Force representing a wide range of interests assembled by MassDOT to make suggestions on the design for the Longfellow deck surface.  MassDOT will submit these ideas, along … Continue reading

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WHEN IT IS NOT HEALTHY TO BICYCLE: And How To Minimize the Risk

TweetRegular cycling keeps a person fit.  Those of us who regularly commute or do errands zip along city streets feeling strong and healthy – even a bit smarter than the stuck-in-traffic drivers we pass – and safe so long as … Continue reading

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