SASS started in December of 2020 when a coalition of activists from pedestrian, disability, cycling, transit, environmental, elder, and other advocacies came together to push for safe, equitable, beneficial streets for everyone in Somerville.
As of January 2022, more than 900 people have signed our Declaration and Call to Action. If you would like to sign on, you can do that here.
We are all SASS, but the heavy lifting, including planning events like last summer’s Corridor of Death protest, is done by the SASS Steering Committee – 20 people who bring perspectives from neighborhoods all across Somerville, different life experiences and transportation needs, and ongoing civic involvement with the Somerville government. We are passionate about ensuring that all residents in our city feel safe when moving through Somerville.
Want to communicate with us? Email the steering committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to get involved in discussions about safe streets and equitable mobility? We have a google group (AKA listserv) that we hope you will join. Email the steering committee and we’ll add you to the ongoing conversation. This group will serve as a place for the community to discuss what we see around town in regards to hazards, needs, and changes on our streets, as well as upcoming events. To learn more about safe street designs and upcoming events, you can join our Facebook group. We also maintain a Twitter List of local residents and city employees who post frequently about Somerville Streets.
We are always looking for people who can spend more time planning and implementing our various SASS projects and initiatives. If you want to get involved, please reach out to us!