Posts by Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts is a co-director Climate, focusing on transportation and land use—two critical levers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her portfolio aims to modernize our transit systems and to help communities transform themselves into more walkable, connected places where all residents have attractive alternatives to driving and spend far less time and money traveling by car.

Embracing Opportunities for Smarter Travel, Smarter Places

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

In this contribution to our series on strategic planning, Mary Skelton Roberts discusses key trends giving shape to Barr’s strategy to reduce transportation emissions.

November 05, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Dear 2015 Boston — A Dispatch From Your Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

I’ve been given the unique opportunity to write you a letter from your future city—Boston in the year 2050, to be exact.

October 06, 2015 | Category: Climate

Bus Rapid Transit May Put “Transit Excellence” in Reach

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

With our quality of life, economy, and climate all on the line, BRT deserves a closer look.

June 16, 2015 | Category: Climate

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

Jackie DeWolfe

Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

Chris Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Join the Conversation about Boston’s Transportation Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future? Go Boston 2030 is a new campaign to shape the future of how people get around our city.

January 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Why Not Go for Gold in Boston?

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Over the last year, Barr has sponsored a study group of Boston transportation, development, and community leaders to explore whether Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) could be viable here.

October 14, 2014 | Category: Climate

A Broader View of Community Transformation

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

To the benefit of the communities they serve, many nonprofits take a broader view of their work than their funders.

June 13, 2014 | Category: Climate

What If We Focus on Moving People, Not Vehicles?

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Recently a group from Boston took a learning tour to Mexico City to get a firsthand look at its world-class transportation network. A new video offers highlights from the trip and inspiration for Boston and other modern cities looking for better ways to get more people where they want to go more quickly, efficiently, and safely.

January 31, 2014 | Category: Climate

Study Probes Consequences of Poor Transportation Options on Low-income Latinos

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A new study takes a deep look at the heavy toll of poor transportation options on one of the fastest growing populations in Massachusetts – low-income Latinos - and it recommends a path towards change that means greater prosperity for them and for low-income and working families across the state.

August 12, 2013 | Category: Climate