September 12: Newton-Needham Regional Chamber event on Walkability

Walkability the focus at Regional Real Estate Event by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber
Jeff Speck will Address the Factors Which Help Create a Truly Walkable Neighborhood with Examples the Boston Region

Who: Jeff Speck, city planner and author of “Walkable Cities”
What: Newton-Needham Regional Chamber Real Estate Forum
Where: Sheraton Needham, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA
When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How: Register Online. Please note that there is a fee for this event.

At the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s Annual Real Estate Forum, planner and walkability expert Jeff Speck will help the local real estate community understand what makes a truly walkable neighborhood and how the idea of “complete streets” is the right tool to create better communities. The Sept. 12 event will also include a panel of developers who will highlight the creative approaches they are taking to create projects that are less car-centric. [Read more…]

Friday, May 5: Transportation and How to Fix It

Transportation and How to Fix It

Fri. May 5, 8-9:30 a.m.

Wells Park Theater, 85 Wells Ave, Newton

Free but please register at nnchamber.com

Join Newton Mayor Setti Warren and the Newton Planning Department to learn about the recently launched Newton transportation strategy, Newton-in-Motion.  Transportation is fundamental to the quality of life and economic vitality in our region. This new transportation strategy embraces the gamut of multi-modal transportation choices — walking, biking, driving, and mass transit — and it’s going to  require  a region-wide,. public-private partnership to succeed.  Even if you are not from Newton, please join us for this important conversation.

May 5th event: Transportation and How to Fix It

Transportation and How to Fix It

Fri. May 5, 8-9:30 a.m.

Wells Park theater, 85 Wells Ave, Newton

Free but please register at nnchamber.com

Join Newton Mayor Setti Warren and the Newton Planning Department to learn about the recently launched Newton transportation strategy, Newton-in-Motion.  Transportation is fundamental to the quality of life and economic vitality in our region. This new transportation strategy embraces the gamut of multi-modal transportation choices — walking, biking, driving, and mass transit — and it’s going to  require  a region-wide,. public-private partnership to succeed.  Even if you are not from Newton, please join us for this important conversation.

 

March 9 Topic Meeting: “Dangerous by Design: Why our car oriented street design is dangerous”

“Dangerous by Design” will highlight why our street design is too often dangerous for all road users, and will encourage us to think creatively about how to change this. We will present examples from other communities that have improved safety in ways that are sometimes counterintuitive. We will leave considerable time for discussion, so bring questions and ideas. Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation, will join us.

Join the LWVN Transportation Committee for this meeting on Thursday, March 9, from 8:15 am to 9:30 am at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Ave, Newton.  Coffee and donuts provided.

Transportation Committee Meeting this Thursday

Join the Transportation Committee this Thursday from 3:30 to 5 pm at Lois Levin’s house, 497 Chestnut Street in Waban.

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