LWV Wellesley “Pricing Carbon” Event on YouTube

For those who missed LWV Wellesley’s event last week on carbon tax, here is a link to YouTube video:  LWV Wellesley Event: Pricing Carbon.  

Transportation Information Meeting on November 14th, 11:30 am and 7 pm

The Massachusetts LWV recently adopted new Transportation Positions.  Newton LWV Environmental Committee is holding an informational meeting November 14 at NewTV at noon and 7 pm to discuss these new League positions and a concurrence proposal for the Newton League to vote on at our annual meeting.
 
Click 2013 LWVN Transportation Discussion Book for the LWVN Transportation Discussion Book with information on the new positions and three discussion questions for potential new local transportation positions.
 
Please join the discussion  Nov. 14, 11:30 or 7 pm in the NewTV conference room.  If you have any questions, please contact Lucia at 617-332-1893 or dolanlucia@gmail.com.
 

Thank You for a Successful Parking Forum

Thank you very much to presenters Jason Schrieber, principal at the transportation planning firm Nelson/Nygaard; Candace Havens, Planning and Development Director for the City of Newton;  Matt Cuddy, Chair, Transportation Advisory Committee Parking Subcommittee; and moderator Andrea Kelley for the very successful forum on May 17, about parking management, technology and economics.

Background information for the LWVN’s Transportation Study, as well as information discussed at the forum, can be found here.

LWVN Public Forum – No Parking?

 

Join the League of Women Voters of Newton for a forum: No Parking? at the Newton Free Library on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. Co-sponsored with the Newton Free Library.

 

Explore the fascinating world of parking management, technology and economics and find out:

  • If parking policy helps or hurts a business district 
  • What effect parking policy has on traffic and safety 
  • What are Newton’s parking rules and where do they apply? 

Guest speakers will include:

  • Jason Schrieber, Principal at the transportation planning firm Nelson/Nygaard who has developed parking management plans across the country, most recently for Needham and Salem, MA
  • Candace Havens, Planning and Development Director for the City of Newton who will outline Newton’s current parking practices and the results of trial experiments with parking policy
  • Matt Cuddy, Chair, Transportation Advisory Committee Parking Subcommittee who will explain the TAC’s parking recommendations

Andrea Kelley, Principal in Landscape Design at Rockwood Terrace Consultants, will moderate. She is a member of Newton’s Design Review Committee and past president of the LWVN. A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations.

The program is free and open to the public. The Newton Free Library is handicap accessible.

Thank You for a Successful Transportation Forum

Thank you very much to presenters Stephanie Pollack, chair of the mayor’s Transportation Advisory Committee, Eric Bourassa, transportation manager for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Jacqueline Douglas, director of Livable Streets, and Candace Havens, Newton’s Director of Planning and Development, for the very successful forum on November 29, about transportation in Newton and the surrounding region. A standing-room-only audience heard about the findings of studies on Routes 128 and 9, the year-long study by the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), as well as transportation models that seek to balance the needs of all modes of transportation, including: pedestrians, bikes, cars and public transportation.

Background information for the LWVN’s Transportation Study, as well as information discussed at the forum, can be found here.

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