Pedestrian Committee

The Cambridge Pedestrian Committee works to create a more comfortable, safe, and pleasant environment for walking in Cambridge. The committee includes both community members appointed by the City Manager and City staff. It advises on the design of roadway projects and helps develop policies and design guidelines related to pedestrians, including policies related to traffic signals, sidewalk standards, and enforcement of traffic laws. It also identifies intersections and other locations where it is difficult to walk, makes suggestions about proposed development projects as they affect people on foot, and undertakes other activities based on members' interests and concerns, including activities and programs to promote walking. Take a look at our most recent Pedestrian Committee walking tour - North Point: A Hidden Gem.

Committee Membership

Current members are:

  • Debby Galef, Chair
  • Victoria Farr, Co Vice Chair
  • Magda McCormick, Co Vice Chair
  • Benjamin Muller, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bierer
  • Rose Billeci
  • Liza Cohen
  • Jody Cohen-Tanugi 
  • Carianne Jung
  • Sean Peirce
  • Helen Rose
  • Joseph Rose
  • Sam Stern 
  • Andrea Yoder

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Meeting Minutes

The committee usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., usually at 344 Broadway, except in September, November, and December, when it meets on the third Thursday. The public is welcome to attend, but it is a good idea to check ahead of time, as occasionally, especially in summer, the meeting consists of a walk.

Pedestrian Committee meetings are listed in the citywide Calendar of Events.

Date Agenda Minutes
January 22, 2015  Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2015 Agenda
March 26, 2015  Agenda Minutes 
April 23, 2015  Agenda Minutes
May 28, 2015  Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2015  Agenda
July 23, 2015 

Walking tour of the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway Path

Start at: Cambridge Water Department/Fresh Pond

August 27, 2015  Meet at Porter Square Plaza (black and white paving across from the T station).
September 24, 2015 
October 22, 2015 
November 19, 2015   
December 2015

Agendas and minutes from meeting prior to the current year can be found here.

Cambridge Pedestrian Reports

This e-report is intended to provide important information about upcoming meetings and events as well as items of general interest to walking and/or Cambridge. If you would like to be on a mailing list to receive these e-reports please send your name, snail mail address and email to: cseiderman@cambridgema.govPhoto of people walking on a Cambridge sidewalk.

For More Information

For more information, contact Cara Seiderman at 617/349-4629, or cseiderman@cambridgema.gov.