The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition advocates for the implementation of Vision Zero in Boston and for the adoption of Vision Zero throughout Massachusetts. The new and growing coalition includes community-based organizations, nonprofits, businesses, civic groups and individuals representing communities across the state.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Learn more about the groups that are part of the coalition below. Join our efforts: receive emails, talk to us about joining the coalition, or volunteer to help out.
The Boston Cyclists Union is helping Bostonians lead healthier lives by promoting the everyday use of the bicycle for transportation. Among other things, we repair bikes, educate new riders, and organize neighborhood residents who would like to voice support for friendlier street designs, bike paths, and public spaces. bostoncyclistsunion.org
DotBike is a group of bicycle riders who live, work, play and/or learn in Dorchester, MA. We are everyday bike commuters. We are occasional bikers. We are competitive cyclists. We ride for fun. We support more bike accommodation in our community. We are resolutely inclusive. You can be a Dot Biker too. You are invited – Jump in. http://www.dotbike.org/
For individuals and civic and business leaders committed to sustainability, Green Streets Initiative is the volunteer organization that celebrates car-light transportation with concrete, inclusive and engaging programs which inspire healthy lifestyles and thriving communities. We are best known for creating Greater Boston's Walk/Ride Days, and the annual Walk/Ride Day Corporate Challenge. www.GoGreenStreets.org
LivableStreets Alliance is an advocacy organization that enables people to think differently and demand a transportation system that balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles. LivableStreets promotes safe, convenient, and affordable transportation in urban Boston making our community more connected and more livable for everyone. www.livablestreets.info
Longwood Area Cyclists is a diverse group of people who bike to work and school in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.The first Longwood Cyclists Summit was held on August 7, 2015 in response to the growing increase of cyclists in the Longwood Area. Sadly that was also the same day that Anita Kurmann, a Swiss endocrinologist and thyroid surgeon, was killed while bicycling to the Longwood Area. As a member of the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, the Longwood Area Cyclist group is committed to working with MASCO and the City of Boston to meet its goal of zero traffic deaths and fatalities by 2030. www.longwoodcyclists.org
Lyft is a ridesharing app that connects people with affordable, reliable rides within minutes. After a background check and safety inspection, drivers use their own cars to help people get around their communities. By matching people to carpool through Lyft Line, complementing transit as a last-mile solution, and helping people reduce reliance on personal vehicles, Lyft is committed to making our streets safe and welcoming for all users. Since launching in June 2012, Lyft is in more than 190 cities across the country, including the Boston metro region. lyft.com
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. massbike.org
Safe Roads Alliance was formed in 2006 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer driving. Safe Roads provides educational services to all drivers on different aspects of driving safety, including: issues confronting teen drivers, older drivers, seat belt usage, and Distracted Driving. http://www.saferoadsalliance.org
StreetsPAC MASS is an emerging political action committee dedicated to improving the safety, mobility, and livability of one of the Commonwealth's greatest assets: its streets. Our sidewalks, roadways, squares, and plazas are a precious resource to be shared and enjoyed by all. https://www.facebook.com/StreetsPACMASS/
TransitMatters is dedicated to improving transit in and around Boston by offering new perspectives, uniting transit advocates, educating riders and promoting a level of critical analysis normally absent from other media. We advocate for plans and policies that promote convenient and effective transportation for everyone. http://transitmatters.info/
Transportation for Massachusetts is a diverse coalition of 58 organizations working together to create safe, convenient, and affordable transportation for everyone. We advocate for transportation funds to be spent fairly and responsibly, for transportation decisions that are transparent and accountable, and to ensure that our transportation network has sufficient resources to meet tomorrow’s needs all throughout the commonwealth. http://www.t4ma.org
WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities. walkboston.org