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.

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
  • Robin Engel Finnegan
  • Nora Marantz
  • Sean Peirce
  • Helen Rose
  • Joseph Rose
  • Ryan Westrom
  • Andrea Yoder

2013 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 2014  Agenda  Minutes 
February 2014  Agenda  Minutes 
March 2014  Agenda  
April 2014  Agenda  
May 2014  Agenda Minutes 
June 2014  Agenda Minutes 
July 2014  Informal Meeting - no Agenda Informal Meeting - no Agenda 
August 2014  Agenda  
September 2014  Agenda Minutes 
October 2014  Agenda  
November 2014  Agenda  
December 2014   

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