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First Miles: Crunching the Numbers on Dockless Bike Share in Greater Boston

Click Here to Read the Full First Miles Report Metro Boston has a wealth of transportation options practically unheard of ten years ago, from ride-hailing and carsharing to bike share and scooters. Each of these new types of mobility provides not only new options for travelers, but also new sources of data that can help […]

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New research reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities

Analysis of bike share trip data identifies opportunities for suburban bike infrastructure investments Click Here to Access the Interactive Report Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) analyzing over 300,000 bike share trips reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities, as well as opportunities for improvements to suburban cycling […]

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North Shore Coalition Mayors and Managers Unveil Regional Transportation Vision

Eighteen communities in the North Shore today unveiled a joint vision for transportation in the region. In a press conference at Salem State University’s Enterprise Center, municipal leaders in the North Shore Coalition announced a regional commitment to pursue a regional bike share program, municipal green fleets, improved water transportation services, and electrified and reliable […]

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North Shore Coalition Mayors and Managers Unveil Regional Transportation Vision

Elise HarmonDigital Communications SpecialistMetropolitan Area Planning Councileharmon@mapc.org SALEM – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and the 18 communities of the North Shore Coalition today unveiled the Coalition’s transportation vision for the North Shore region and outlined short- and long-term actions to provide a 21st century transportation system for North Shore residents. […]

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MAPC Releases Transportation Finance Recommendations

Photo by Rob Sheppard Transportation, the backbone of a thriving economy, is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts, connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, students to schools, and residents and visitors to cultural and recreational resources. A reliable, affordable, and well-connected transportation network is particularly essential to advancing the region’s equity goals: […]

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New study looks at impact of ride-hailing on Brockton Area Transit

Is the growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft affecting transit ridership in Greater Brockton? A recent study by two regional planning agencies and the Brockton area transit authority is trying to answer that question.

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MAPC: MassDOT Congestion Study Takes Several Steps in the Right Direction

For immediate release: Thursday, August 8, 2019 BOSTON — The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement thanking MassDOT and Governor Charlie Baker for completing a long-awaited study examining the root causes and potential solutions for worsening traffic congestion in Massachusetts. “The study is a positive step in the right direction and lays […]

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Most Metro Boston Residential Developments Overbuild Off-Street Parking

Nearly 30 percent of off-street parking spaces at multifamily developments in cities and towns around Boston are sitting empty at peak demand time, according to research released today by MAPC. MAPC staff counted nearly 20,000 parking spots at almost 200 multifamily buildings in Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, […]

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New study finds off-street residential parking overbuilt across Metro Boston

Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org 30% of off-street parking spaces at apartment buildings sit empty during peak demand, new research finds Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows most of the communities in Metro Boston have built more residential off-street parking than is needed […]

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New study identifies climate impacts of Uber, Lyft

A new study by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are increasing not just traffic but greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Greater Boston, in a first-ever analysis of the climate impacts of transportation network companies, or TNCs.

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