May 16, 2017
Andrew McFarland, the Community Engagement Manager of LivableStreets Alliance, said his organization, which partners with the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition, were “very shocked and disappointed with the Mayor's comments this afternoon.”
“They're victim-blaming,” McFarland wrote in an email to WGBH News, “and completely fly in the face us[sic] his administration's own policy, Vision Zero.”
May 1, 2017
Safe streets advocate Andrew McFarland said the severity of the Sunday crash illustrates the city’s need for better protections for cyclists and pedestrians.
“Something we’ve been advocating for and the Vision Zero Coalition has been advocating for is stepping up response from the city,” said McFarland, of LivableStreets Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for safety, access and enjoyable streets for all road users.
April 13, 2017
"We must make distracted driving socially unacceptable just as drunk driving is today," said Emily Stein.
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January 26, 2017
"We know that New York City is spending $13 per person on Vision Zero, San Francisco is spending $75 per person on Vision Zero, and Boston's per capita is three dollars."
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January 20, 2017
"The Vision Zero Coalition, which includes organizations like the LivableStreets Alliance, the Boston Cyclists Union, and Walk Boston, recently released a report calling on Walsh and the City Council to devote more resources to street redesign and staff up agencies like the DOT and Department of Public Works, address Boston’s traffic safety problem. Traffic fatalities in Boston fell last year, but there was a jump in pedestrian deaths, according to Andrew McFarland of the LivableStreets Alliance. The group estimates 15 pedestrians were killed within city limits in 2016, up from nine in 2015."
December 6, 2016
“The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition's progress report, scheduled for release on Wednesday, will include a timeline and map 'detailing where and when fatal traffic crashes have occurred in Boston in the past year and how the City has responded to each,' according to the coalition."
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