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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 Massachustts 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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Study: Online Shopping Causing Major Uptick in Pollution, Traffic, Industrial Rents in Greater Boston

            Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2021  Boston – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a new study on e-commerce in Massachusetts, finding that this rapidly growing industry is already having major impacts on the job market and transportation network of Greater Boston, […]

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How Land Use & Pricing Impact MA Vehicle Miles & Transport Emissions

Absent any major changes in land use or roadway pricing, VMT for personal vehicles is projected to increase by more than 21% between 2010 and 2030. Under such circumstances, fleetwide average fuel efficiency would need to improve to 29 miles per gallon by 2030 just to keep transportation GHG emissions from growing. Even a return […]

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