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Somerville Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC)

PTAC logoSomerville Pedestrian & Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC) is a Mayor-appointed body that works alongside City staff to improve conditions for pedestrian and transit riders in Somerville, promote walking and taking transit as means of transportation, and guide city plans and policies to create a safer and more equitable built environment for walking and taking transit.

PTAC was established in 2020 as part of Somerville’s Vision Zero Action Plan, which forms the basis of the City’s commitment to multi-modal road safety. PTAC is made up of community representatives who have an active interest in pedestrian- and transit-related issues, as well as ex-officio members from the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD)’s Mobility Division and City Council.

PTAC’s activities include reviewing and making recommendations on City plans for street reconstruction, assessing the impact of major development projects on walking and transit, creating and facilitating venues for public engagement on City plans and infrastructure including events and digital outlets, and working with other pedestrian and transit organizations at the local, state, and national level.

PTAC meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Meetings are held virtually until further notice, and are open to the public. Volunteer inquiries are always welcome.

Follow PTAC on Twitter for the latest updates, additional resources, and engagement opportunities.

Members

Community Representatives

  • Ted Alexander
  • Ginny Alverson
  • Jessica Bellow
  • Emma Blaxter
  • Georgy Cohen
  • Laura Evans
  • Jessica Ferguson
  • Rauvin Johl
  • Paola Massoli
  • Audrey Orenstein
  • Vitor Pamplona
  • Zach Rosenberg
  • Julia Toof
  • Emily Vides

Ex-Officio

  • Katjana Ballantyne, City Council
  • Justin Schreiber, OSPCD Mobility Division

Agendas & MInutes

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