The League of Women Voters Newton is sponsoring a discussion on transportation problems facing Newton. Come learn about problems facing us and potential solutions from excellent speakers, including Newton’s new Transportation Director, Nicole Freedman.

Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
Newton Free Library – Druker Auditorium


Frustrated by our congested roads? Join the League for a forum on the causes of and solutions to traffic–including:

  • What can be done to reduce vehicle traffic associated with new development?
  • How does congestion affect our health, pocketbooks and environment?
  • Do other communities have solutions Newton can use?

Our panelists are:

  • Steve Miller of LivableStreets Alliance and the Harvard School of Public Health, author of the popular blog The Public Way
  • Sarah Kurpiel Lee, traffic planner and engineer at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
  • Nicole Freedman, Newton’s newly-hired Transportation Director, formerly Chief of Active Transportation in Seattle, WA

The forum will be moderated by Brooke Lipsitt, past president of the Newton Board of Aldermen

Co-Sponsors include: Newton Department of Health & Human Services, Newton Council on Aging, Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Newton Safe Routes to School, Newton, Livable Newton, Green Newton, and of course the Newton Free Library.

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