Transportation Forum A Great Success!

The LWVN Transportation forum, “The Road Less Traveled: A Road Map to Reduce Traffic in Newton,” was very well attended and very informative. A big thank you to our three very engaging speakers, to our hard-working Transportation Committee, our co-sponsors and Ellen Meyers, Director of Programs and Communications, Newton Public Library. Thank you also to the 50+ attendees who ventured out on a cold and rainy night, some on bikes!

The three presentations are posted here–

  • Sarah Kurpiel Lee, MAPC: Benefits of Reducing Congestion
  • Steve Miller, Livable Streets: Mobility Decongestants
  • Nicole Freedman, City of Newton: Newton’s Draft Transportation Strategy

The Road Less Traveled: A Road Map to Reduce Traffic In Newton

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

congestionFrustrated 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.

Watch the Presidential Debate with League Members!

Are you fascinated by the election this year?  Want to watch the upcoming debate with others who are?  Join LWVN to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday, September 26, at 9 p.m. at Sue Flicop’s house, 145 Florence Street, Chestnut Hill.  Please RSVP to

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