Date: January 31Please share this with anybody who you think may be effected by the the MBTA proposed changes to service in Watertown.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber
149 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Email: valerie papas
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee hopes that you'll take some time to do the online questionnaire (available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese)!
In 2009, MassDOT’s youMove Massachusetts project team met with people across the Commonwealth to learn about the transportation challenges individuals faced on a daily basis. From this effort, we developed a list of ten core themes: statements of fundamental importance that articulate the concerns, needs, and aspirations of Massachusetts residents for their transportation network.
I am writing to you because, as part of weMove Massachusetts (the next step in this initiative), we'd like to hear in more detail about the transportation experiences and needs of a wide range of stakeholders. We are collecting these transportation experiences and ideas to incorporate them in our goals and implementation of transportation reform. This information is being used to develop a system of priorities for transportation system investments.
I hope you will share this [blog post] and information about this effort with your colleagues and stakeholders you represent. We hope a large number of participants will visit the youMove Massachusetts website and fill out our online questionnaire (available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese). Individuals may also use our interactive map (available in Spanish and English) to pinpoint a specific issue or need.
If you need a print copy of the questionnaire, please contact Rachel Hammerman, Regina Villa Associates, email@example.com, and she will mail it to you. Please specify the language you need.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions about this project.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The City of Newton is sponsoring a free MassBike winter workshop next Thursday, and it would be much appreciated if you could help spread the word. Attached is a flyer, and you can see below for details.All are welcome to attend this free event!
Where: Newton City Hall, Rm 222
1000 Commonwealth Ave
When: Thursday, January 26, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-542-2453.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
According to Wikipedia, a parklets is "a small urban park, often created by replacing several under-utilized parallel parking spots with a patio, planters, trees, benches, café tables with chairs, fountain(s), artwork, sculptures and/or bicycle parking."
An article in the San Francisco Gate recently drew attention to these miniature creations. Click here to be redirected to that article, but here's a highlight which illustrates how much parklets are being embraced in the the Golden Gate City.
There are 22 of these little parks sprinkled throughout San Francisco, the most recent of which is being built at Devil's Teeth Baking Co. on Noriega Street between 45th and 46th avenues in the Sunset District. A recent request by the city for more proposals elicited 31 applications, showing the growing support for parklets - and the likelihood that more will be added soon.Thanks go to Watertown Senior Planner, Gideon Schreiber, for sharing this link with the WBPC supporters.