"Demand-based parking rates could be answer to scarce spaces, resources", Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe, March 30, 2015. (pdf)
Bicycle commuters pedal on, despite snowy weather", The Boston Globe, March 22, 2015 (pdf)
"MBTA rage can't melt", The Boston Globe, March 15, 2015 (pdf)
Advocates Petition Baker for More MBTA Funding, The Boston Globe, March 4, 2015 (pdf)
Boston has right idea in expanding car-sharing services, The Boston Globe, February 6, 2015
We all suffer when Boston residents can't find a place to park, The Boston Globe, January 30, 2015
“Bike advocates, city officials talk about Comm. Ave construction plans,” The Daily Free Press, December 10, 2014
“Jeffrey Rosenblum, president and cofounder of the LivableStreets Alliance, said including bikes in the construction plans is important because the mode of transportation is increasing in prominence in the city.
“’Car volume on the street is dropping. Pedestrian activity, people walking, is increasing by 80 percent,” he said during the meeting. “Bicycling has more than doubled since the bike lane was put on a section of Comm. Ave. Since 1964, we keep breaking records for MBTA [Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority] ridership.’”
“$16M Comm Ave Reconstruction Plan Would Trim Sidewalks, Widen MBTA Tracks,” BostInno, August 27, 2014
Kara Oberg, LivableStreets program manager, said in an email that "[members of LivableStreets] meet regularly with the Commissioner and Mayor's staff and we are all exploring the possibilities of what the street can be." LivableStreets is currently working on scheduling a meeting within the coming weeks that would specifically focus on Comm Ave reconstruction plans.
“Hubway and Green Links Initiative,” Paul Lukez Architecture Blog, July 3, 2014
“Jackie Douglas, Executive Director of LiveableStreets said about the Greenlinks Initiative, ‘This is the future. The future is greenway paths that are linked together so that instead of stopping and starting, you can walk or bike continuously from one (area) to another.’”
“Consumers Are 'Driving Light,' By Choice and By Accident,” Forbes, August 4, 2013.
“A number of consumers are reordering their automotive priorities, and taking trips primarily when they most need to. It’s called ‘driving light,’ a term that appears to have been coined by the Livable Streets Alliance of Cambridge, Mass. Jackie Douglas, the executive director of Livable Streets, used the phrase in a recent appearance…on Radio Boston, the daily talk show on WBUR public radio in Boston.”
“LivableStreets Alliance Launches Campaign for Cars to Safely Share the Road,” BostInno, May 1, 2014
LivableStreets has launched its Safer Streets Campaign, a collaborative effort intended to both streamline the process of making Boston's roadways safer and encourage people not accustomed to biking to give it a try.
“Mandatory helmet law is wrong approach,” The Boston Globe, May 26, 2013.
“MBTA Rider wins Boston's Rush Hour Race,” Boston Metro, May 7, 2013.
“LivableStreets Alliance and the Somerville Bicycle Committee hosted the race, which is in its second year, to raise awareness about investing in transportation options. Kara Oberg, program manager for LivableStreets, said this year’s results highlight the need for dependable public transit.
‘Having the MBTA win shows how vital our transit system is. Imagine if the T came on time everyday and never broke down?’ said [Kara] Oberg. ‘By investing in, and prioritizing transit, this could become commonplace. By investing in transit,biking and walking, everyone's rush hour commutes can improve.’”
“WGBH Panel Discussion on Bicycling in Boston,” (YouTube), WGBHNewsroom, May 6, 2013.
Somerville, Boston, mull future of 1950s overpasses,” Boston Globe, August 25, 2012.
“We want to see these projects move to ‘shovel ready’ and not just shored up and then left behind,” said Jackie Douglas, executive director of the LivableStreets Alliance, a nonprofit that promotes walking, biking, and mass transit.
“Good news for commuters: BU Bridge nearly done,” Boston Globe, December 25, 2011.
I stopped by the span formerly known as the Cottage Farm Bridge (pre-1949) on Thursday, when the LivableStreets Alliance was out celebrating the completion by handing out baked goods and asking passersby to sign postcards. The advocacy group wanted to thank the state Department of Transportation for considering the needs of walkers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities as well as drivers in reconstructing the bridge, which dates to 1928.