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Weigh In on the Massachusetts Pedestrian Plan

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A draft plan of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s statewide Pedestrian Transportation Plan is available for public comment through October 17th. We need you to give feedback in order to make the plan as strong as it can be. Review the plan here and act now!

City of Boston Releases Vision Zero Update

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Earlier this month, the City of Boston released a 2017/2018 Vision Zero Update, tracking their progress in reducing fatal and severe crashes, and summarizing their progress on safety improvement policies and projects. In addition, the City announced five new Neighborhood Slow Streets zones, which will receive traffic calming measures and safety improvements that will provide visual and physical cues to slow drivers to 20 mph.

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition will be releasing a third annual progress report for the City of Boston in early 2019. The Coalition is committed to reviewing the City’s performance annually to ensure public accountability in reaching its goals. To read the Coalition’s 2016 and 2017 reports, click here, and stay tuned for the 2018 report.

If you are interested in learning more about Vision Zero efforts around the country, check out the Vision Zero Cities conference taking place in NYC on November 7 and 8.

Get in the Zone at Our October Advocacy Committee Meeting

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What is zoning and transit-oriented development (TOD)? How does it affect you, your neighborhood, and what gets built (or not built)?

Join us at our next Advocacy Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 24th as we welcome Jarred Johnson of Transit Matters/Codman Square CDC and a guest from the City of Somerville (currently undergoing a citywide re-zoning process) to shed light on all things zoning and TOD. Learn more about current zoning and displacement issues in Metro Boston, as well as tips for better advocacy in this space that intersects so closely with transportation issues.

RSVP to let us know you can join us!

Register for Our Upcoming StreetTalks

Seats are filling up fast for our two upcoming StreetTalks. RSVP now to reserve your space!

Broken Buses + Incomplete Streets: Addressing Inequity in our Transportation System

Everyone in Metro Boston deserves safe, affordable, and reliable transportation options, but communities of color have been chronically neglected when it comes to prioritizing improvements on our streets. Join us for our fall StreetTalk where we will discuss why and how city transportation planning needs to address these systemic inequities head-on.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30-8:30 pm
@ Roxbury Innovation Center, Think Space
2300 Washington Street, Boston 02119

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StreetTalk 10-in-1

Join us for the 8th Annual StreetTalk 10-in-1 as we invite 10 innovative transportation and community thinkers to take the stage and share their big ideas. Enjoy 10 rapid-fire “TED”-style talks, with plenty of inspiration to be had! One of our most popular events of the year – don’t miss it!

Event Details:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5:30-8:30 pm
@ Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street, Boston 02108

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Job Opportunities

  • Manager of Fare Inspection Design, MBTA: The MBTA seeks a Manager for Fare Inspection Design to design the fare inspection process under a proof of payment system as part of a new Automated Fare Collection project. The successful candidate must demonstrate attention to detail, understanding of complex technological and policy issues, and ability to work on a cross-functional team. To learn more and apply, click here.
  • Director of Transition, AFC 2.0, MBTA:  The MBTA seeks an experienced manager to complete the transition of internal and external customers to the MBTA’s next-generation fare collection system, Automated Fare Collection (AFC) 2.0. The successful candidate must demonstrate a depth of experience in working across a large organization, with a wide range of stakeholder groups, working directly with the public, and marshalling resources toward a time-critical milestone. To learn more and apply, click here.
  • Various, City of Boston Transportation Department: The City of Boston is still hiring to fill 20 new positions! To learn more, click here.

Outside magazine hires Bike Snob NYC’s Eben Weiss and adventurer Brendan Leonard

SANTA FE, N.M.

Shimano to open urban pop-up store in New York City this summer

NEW YORK CITY (BRAIN) — Shimano is opening a pop-up concept store here next week, where it will feature 33 bikes using the brand’s new urban component groups, Metrea, Alfine and Steps.  The store is at 473 West Broadway, at  West Houston and West Broadway, and will be open from June 23 until August 20.  The store is called Shimano Bike NYC. Besides showcasing the new bikes, it will offer rentals and host events and weekend tours. It’s now accepting reservations for rentals and group rides at its website,  shimanobike.nyc

Brompton releases limited edition NYC folding bike

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Brompton Bicycle has unveiled its New York City Edition bike, designed in collaboration with VESPERTINE NYC, a safety wear brand.

Bike Power in NYC: featuring Austin Horse and Bosch eBike Systems

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Signature Cycles to shutter Manhattan location

NEW YORK — Retailer Paul Levine, owner of three Signature Cycles locations, has announced that he will close his 900-square-foot Manhattan studio on Dec.

Exhibitor registration open for Bike Expo New York

Two-day consumer show attracts 60,000 visitors. NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Exhibitor registration is open for the the Bike Expo New York, which claims to be the larget consumer bike show in the U.S. The two-day show, April 29-30, is expected to attract 60,000 cyclists.

Cyclone Bicycle Supply acquires Action Bicycle USA

PORTLAND, Ore.?(BRAIN) — Portland-based distributor Cyclone Bicycle Supply has acquired New Jersey’s Action Bicycle USA. As of Feb. 1, 2016, both locations will operate as Cyclone Bicycle Supply

Zeitbike adds Andrew York as New York rep

VENTURA, Calif.

British journalist Carlton Reid looking for Bike Boom-era executives to interview

MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — British cycling journalist Carlton Reid is traveling the U.S. this year on a book tour, but also looking to interview industry folk who remember the Bike Boom days of the 1970s, as research for his next book.