Our Story


The Green Streets Initiative is a Cambridge, MA-based organization, founded in 2006. We are dedicated to celebrating and promoting the use of sustainable and active transportation.

Our mission is to cultivate the car-light movement and inspire community members to rethink their commutes through our monthly Walk/Ride Days and our annual Commuter Challenge for workplaces.​ 

Green Streets is proud to say the ball has started to roll. People participating in Walk/Ride Days are showing shifts to more sustainable and healthier transportation methods. The momentum is here and Green Streets believes that we can push Boston and other cities further to become even healthier greener, and more livable.


Research-backed process

With the help of social scientists and the latest research, we have honed our approach to empowering individuals. 

Change is


We believe in the power of the nudge, and Walk/Ride Days are just that--a simple and fun yet powerful mechanism for positive change.

It starts with just one commute

A monthly day of transportation awareness is repetitive and gentle enough to suit the comfort levels of all individuals, whether they wait years to shift routine or don't look back from the first day.

Empowered to


Commuters empower others through conversation and transportation advocacy. This heightened awareness inspires everyone from car drivers to hardcore cyclists to think about the impact of their commute.

Reaching everyone

Walk/Ride Days inspire exploration, understanding, and change among all kinds of commuters and community members.




Transit users

Wellbeing advocates


Transportation curious


Timeline and awards


Annual Awards Celebrations hosted by Boston City Hall (2018),  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2017), MA State House (2016), EnerNOC (2015), Volpe Center (2014), MA Department of Public Health (2013)


Green Streets wins Greenovate Boston’s Sustainable Mobility Award


Walk/Ride Day Posters on the MBTA, sponsored by Lesley University, Mt. Ida College, and Millenium Pharmaceuticals.


Lieutenant Governor and MBTA General Manager Participate in Walk/Ride Day event and Green Streets called a "local treasure" by Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby in HHS article; Tufts Urban and Environmental Planning Study Documents Walk/Ride Day Impact


Green Streets and Post Office Launch Best-Shoveled Block Contest and in Harvard Square Business Assn Hosts First “Go Green” Breakfast. Green Streets partners with City of Somerville, MA and is selected by MassDOT for Clean Air and Mobility Funding grant to spread Walk/Ride Days to 6 communities and create Corporate Challenge


Director interviewed on “One Guest” (WGBH) and by Ciclismo TV:  The Car-Free Mom. Green Streets West Bridgford (U.K.) founded.


Green Streets starts in Portland, Maine, inspires Bike Fridays in Boston, is featured in local press, receives Cambridge “GoGreen Business Award”.


Walk/Ride Days Begin in Cambridge Schools. Green Streets Receives Cambridge’s Golden Shoe Award.

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