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MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit

MAPC Hosts 2021 Metro West Trail Summit The cities and towns west of Boston boast many lovely paths and trails – but many don’t connect. If they did, cyclists and pedestrians could safely travel large distances for work, errands, or recreation. Since 2017, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) cities and towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, […]

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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, original piece by local graphic novelist Anna Christine. This graphic story was created to help community members relate their own lives to some of the issues around land use and transportation. This comic was created […]

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MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions

MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions For immediate release: Monday, June 21 BOSTON – Massachusetts policymakers have an opportunity to protect residents from harmful traffic-related air pollution, according to a new analysis released today by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH). […]

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“Particulate Policy” White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions

“Particulate Policy” White Paper Focuses on Air Quality Policy Solutions Even though we often can’t see it, air pollution – specifically particle pollution – is the most serious environmental health hazard in the world. In the Boston area, most of this pollution comes from the fossil-fuel burning vehicles that transport us across town and across […]

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MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements

Photo Credit: City of Boston MAPC Releases “Get It Rolling” Workbook on Bus Improvements In 2016, Everett piloted the first shared bus/bike lane in the Greater Boston region since the Silver Line in Boston. Everett’s transformative bus lane led to a domino effect in Greater Boston, with numerous other municipalities piloting and laying down permanent […]

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June 30 Meeting Will Focus on Recommendations to Improve Dedham-Boston Corridor

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17 Dedham – The Town of Dedham and City of Boston will host a second community meeting on the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Corridor Action Plan on Wednesday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This collaborative action plan will assess transportation and safety needs for the roadway between the intersection […]

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Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

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Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program Affordable EV car sharing program, ‘Good2Go,’ launches with four locations, reducing GHG emissions and opening up income-tiered program to community BOSTON – On June 5, Roxbury neighbors joined Nuestra Comunidad, E4TheFuture, the City of Boston, MAPC, and other partners for a celebration at Bartlett Station in […]

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Announcing MetroCommon May

MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. At its core will be bold, actionable recommendations. These recommendations – especially for state and local government – will play a critical role in reaching our goals in the next 10, 20, and 30 years.   […]

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New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts

New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts New research from MAPC finds that online shopping is having major impacts on pollution, traffic, and industrial rents in Greater Boston. The Commonwealth is seeing rising numbers of delivery trucks and vans on the roads, as people increasingly order online for goods, meals, and groceries. For these […]

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