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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.

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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.

First quarter wholesale bike sales up 2.4% thanks to e-bikes and gravel bikes

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The U.S

Goodyear launches premium bicycle tire line

CARSON, Calif. (BRAIN) —In its 120 years of existence, Goodyear has manufactured tires for everything from Henry Ford’s Model T to Formula 1 racecars and NASA’s Mars rover.

DC-area shop Takoma Bicycle remodels with 3 Dots Design

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Bruce Sawtelle recently completed a full remodel of his D.C.-area store, Takoma Bicycle, with retail design firm 3 Dots Design. Key changes to the store included replacing old slatwall with new fixtures, updating the shop logo, new colors and graphics, overhauling the apparel section, clearly segmenting and signing all product categories, and moving the service area and cash wrap.

Reid Bikes offers IBDs a $329 commuter bike to compete with department store offerings

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes, an Australia-based brand distributed in the U.S. since 2015 , is now offering IBDs a $329 commuter bike that the brand said will allow shops to compete with department store bikes. The Transit is a 21-speed commuter with an aluminum frame.

Reid Bikes offers IBDs a $329 commuter bike to compete with department store offerings

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes, an Australia-based brand distributed in the U.S. since 2015 , is now offering IBDs a $329 commuter bike that the brand said will allow shops to compete with department store bikes

Reid Bikes offers IBDs a $329 commuter bike to compete with department store offerings

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Reid Bikes, an Australia-based brand distributed in the U.S. since 2015 , is now offering IBDs a $329 commuter bike that the brand said will allow shops to compete with department store bikes.

BikeFlights offers new box that’s more durable and more blue

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The bike shipping service BikeFlights has adopted a new bike shipping box made of Coroplast instead of cardboard. The company said the new box has the same internal suspension design of the box it introduced last summer , but is more water resistant, stronger and more durable.  BikeFlights is working with Garten Services, Inc., to handle box storage and fulfillment

Supplier bike shipments up slightly in January

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers shipped 3 percent more bikes to shops this January than last year, in spite of inclement weather up and down the West Coast and throughout the Southwest

Las Vegas launches bike share program

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Las Vegas is the latest city to lauch a bike share program, with a program designed for local residents and visitors.   RTC Bike Share has 21 stations at popular locations downtown and 180 Bcycle bikes available. Rates are $4 for a 30-minute ride, $8 for a 24-hour pass and $20 for a 30-day membership.