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
  • Magda McCormick, Vice Chair
  • Sam Stern, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Bierer
  • Rose Billeci
  • Liza Cohen
  • Jody Cohen-Tanugi 
  • Sean Peirce
  • Helen Rose
  • Joseph Rose
  • 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 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 28, 2016  Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2016  Agenda Minutes
 March 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
 April 28, 2016 Agenda  
May 26, 2016  Agenda  
 June 23, 2016    
July 28, 2016     
 August 25, 2016    
 September 22, 2016    
October 27, 2016     
 November 17, 2016    
 December 15, 2016    

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