StreetsblogMASS is a daily news source dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation and safer streets throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks (the state’s largest source of pollution) and to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets. And yet, for all its good intentions, the Commonwealth often falls short of building the infrastructure and implementing the policies necessary to meet those goals. Our streets are public spaces, and instead of surrendering them to our dirtiest, most dangerous vehicles, we need our public spaces to favor safer, more affordable and more equitable transportation options.
Since 2006, Streetsblog has covered the movement to transform our cities by reducing dependence on private automobiles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy from day one. And our writing has raised public awareness and promoted reform on arcane but important topics like parking prices and induced traffic.
Today, hundreds of thousands of readers rely on Streetsblog, and our online community is the connective fiber for people all over the country working to make their streets safer and more sustainable. Streetsblog New York City, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Chicago, USA, and the national Streetsblog Network connect local, grassroots transportation reform advocates with one another and to a national movement for reform.