Carmona Elected SPS Superintendent, Bike Network Plan, and More!
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City Moves Forward on Bike Network Plan
The City has released its final draft of the bike network plan, which includes a map of 30 miles of protected bike lanes by 2030. The plan has three goals: to increase biking as a primary mode of transportation for 15% of residents by 2050, to provide equitable access to infrastructure throughout Somerville that is safe and comfortable, and to ensure every resident in Somerville has access to a bicycle and can safely reach their everyday destination by biking. Council President Ben Ewen-Campen said the city must vote to endorse the plan then work on a binding ordinance to put the plan into action.
City Wants Delegates for Participatory Budget Process
The City is now accepting applications from residents ages 17 and older to join the City’s Participatory Budgeting process as Budget Delegate Volunteers. This opportunity provides residents with hands-on experience, working with City staff to oversee the Participatory Budget process and help determine the 20 ideas that will be voted on by fellow residents. Volunteers are required to attend a two-hour orientation then ten recurring meetings on Thursday nights starting in June and ending in August. Learn more and apply here.
Porch Fest 2023
Applications are open for Somerville’s Porch Fest. Apply here. View the map of registered performers here.
Extending the idea of Somerville’s Open Studios to musicians, Porchest is a “decentralized music festival,” in which local musicians sign up to perform for the public on their porches and front lawns. “This is not a festival per se, but rather a community event where Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music,” said the SAC.
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