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Archive of posts filed under the Transportation category.

Transportation Panel – Feb 11th, Needham Library

A community transportation panel will be held Tuesday, February 11th in the Needham Library Community Room from 7:00 – 8:15 pm. Panelists include: State Senator Richard Ross, representing Norfolk, Bristol, & Middlesex districts. He is Ranking Republican Member on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means. Charles Chieppo, research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of …read more

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Green Needham celebrates at the 4th of July parade

Green Needham celebrated Independence Day at the Needham 4th of July parade this year. Headed by an all-electric Nissan Leaf sedan, Green Needham members were joined by Needham homeowners who have installed solar PV systems on their roofs. We celebrated both freedom from the gas pump and the independence of producing your own electricity. Since …read more

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Downtown Streetscapes Working Group

The Downtown Streetscape Committee was formed in December 2012 to provide guidance and make recommendations to the Needham Board of Selectmen regarding improvements and changes to the streetscape in Needham Center. The overall goal is to improve the logistics of downtown vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and to make the street-level experience in the downtown more …read more

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2013 Annual Fuel Economy Guide now available

The Energy Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 6 released the 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, giving consumers information to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and lowest greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles. The 2013 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in a variety of classes and sizes, but notable this year is the …read more

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Green Needham Participates in Volante’s Farm Field Day Event This Saturday

On Saturday August 18th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join Green Needham at Volante Farms to celebrate this year’s success in connecting Needham residents to residential energy efficiency programs. In addition to enjoying Volante’s Farm Field Day events and delicious local produce, you can find out about Green Needham’s present and future projects, get …read more

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Bike to the Market Day at the Needham Farmers Market

The Needham Farmers Market promotes healthy living in many ways. A healthy diet is important, but so is excercize and clean air, which is why the Market is holding its first “Bike to the Market Day.” As an incentive, the market will give out $2 Market coupons to the first 25 families that come to …read more

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Massachusetts Walk to School Day 2012

Needham will be kicking off its first-ever town wide collaboration for Massachusetts Walk to School Day on Wednesday May 2 (rain-date Friday May 4). Spread the word about this town-wide event in which Needham schools, community leaders, and “celebrity” walkers will walk, bike, or scooter to school. Each school is encouraged to wear their “spirit-wear” …read more

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Five Reasons “Complete Streets” is on the Agenda for Needham

Last week Green Needham hosted an informational meeting at the Needham Library which was attended by representatives from many transportation related town groups or departments, including the Transportation Committee, the DPW, Safe Routes to School, the Economic Development Office, the Council on Aging, Needham Bikes, Friends of Woods and Waters, Bay Colony Rail Trail, Community …read more

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25 Communities to receive grant for electric vehicle charging stations

Hopkinton, Newton and Brookline are nearby Green Communities among 25 Massachusetts cities and towns that will receive electric vehicle charging stations under a grant program announced last November. This program will benefit early adopters of electric vehicles, including mass-market cars like the new Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. The Commonwealth and towns involved in the …read more

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Cruising into summer! Driving tips for fuel economy.

Summer is (nearly) upon us. Many of us will be spending a lot of time in the car, traveling to vacation spots, or getting the kids to and from camp. Keeping an eye on efficient fuel consumption is important for the environment, but really hits home when gas prices top $4.00. Here are some things …read more

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