ABHC’s Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC) is a group of community members and local organizations who work to improve how we all safely, reliably and affordably walk, roll, bike, drive, and ride around Allston-Brighton. Since 2016, we have worked together with the City and the Commonwealth to improve safe, reliable and affordable transportation and mobility.
Transportation and mobility impact our community’s health everyday. What do you want to work on? No experience necessary – if you live here, you’re an expert!
- Meet monthly to discuss neighborhood changes and needs, and our advocacy strategies. Meetings often include presentations from City of Boston staff and planners looking for our feedback and advice. Elected officials join to listen and get feedback from us.
- Conduct mobility audits by working closely with the City of Boston to identify areas in the neighborhood that need accessibility improvements including safer sidewalks and crossings, protected bike lanes, and more.
- Partner with fellow advocacy groups to ensure safe access to walk and roll throughout the neighborhood, including to the river.
- Represent Allston-Brighton’s interests and concerns in lots of groups, including the MBTA’s Fare Transformation Policy Working Group, Bus Network Redesign External Task Force, and the MA Vision Zero Coalition.
- Advise housing and commercial developers in the neighborhood by serving on Impact Advisory Groups (IAGs) and participating in neighborhood development meetings. Our role in these groups is to ensure that each project includes important mobility needs, including bicycle parking, MBTA access, safe sidewalks, connectivity and more.
- Outreach to various community groups to spread the word and build a collaborative relationship.
- Educate ourselves and others on transportation and mobility issues around the neighborhood and best practices for improving our built environment.
How To Join
Join to learn and discuss neighborhood changes and needs, and our advocacy strategies. Meetings often include presentations from City of Boston staff and planners looking for our feedback and advice. Elected officials join to listen and get feedback from us.
The Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month, 6pm – 7:30pm (attend virtually or in person).
- Attend a meeting and listen: Meetings are publicly posted on the Community Calendar. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting via Zoom and listen.
- Join the ABHC Network and become a Committee Member.
We are so grateful to the Barr Foundation for their support of our work.