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Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Study

Recently, I spent a couple hours collecting bicycle and pedestrian data for the city of Somerville. This is the second time they’ve done this study. The first was back in April, when 35 locations were observed during morning and evening rush hours. Read about the results in the Boston Globe. I tallied people passing through […]

Dedham Environmental Coordinator Virginia LeClair, Part 2

On Tuesday I shared the first part of my conversation with Virginia LeClair, environmental coordinator for the town of Dedham, about the evolution of her job. We also talked about some outreach campaigns that the town is still working on. Read on to find out more. What’s the Cool Dedham campaign? The Cool Dedham campaign […]

Dedham Environmental Coordinator Virginia LeClair

Virginia LeClair, environmental coordinator for the town of Dedham, is exactly who I want to be when I grow up. (Let’s all ignore the fact that she’s also exactly my age.) Since she was hired four years ago, the town has been recognized multiple times for its sustainability efforts. I spoke to Virginia in May, […]

Eco-Municipalities with Sarah James

On Thursday I attended a presentation on eco-municipalities by Sarah James at the (beautiful) Cambridge Public Library. I expected more detailed case studies of specific eco-municipalities in Sweden, so I was a little disappointed that it was more of a sales pitch for the eco-municipalities framework. However, the broad principles of it were applicable for any […]