On Monday, March 25, MPHA and our allies testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation to ask them to include the language of the Active Streets Bill (sponsored by Rep. Jason Lewis and Sen. Harriette Chandler) in the larger transportation bond bill that will fiance a statewide transportation capital investment plan. The Active Streets Bill would create a program encourage and support cities and towns across Massachusetts to routinely include complete streets design elements in locally funded road projects.
As part of the hearing, we delivered a letter signed by two dozen organizations in support of the Active Streets Bill: Active Streets Bond Bill Sign-on Letter 3.25.13. Click here to read MPHA’s testimony: mpha-testimony-transpo-bond-bill-3-25-13.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of complete streets for health, economic development, and the environment.
Left: Lee Hartman, Director of Planning for the Town of Plymouth and Andrea Holleran, Vice President of External Affairs at Jordan Hospital testify about supporting complete streets in Plymouth. Right: Jim Tazza of Saugus, President of Bike to the Sea, testifies about improving bikeways in Massachusetts
Gerry Powers of the Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council and Walk Bike Worcester also provided testimony: Gerry Powers Testimony_Joint committee on transportation testimony 3.25.13.