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  • WalkBoston Statement on "A Walkable Olympics"

    Boston 2024 has declared their intention to plan the most walkable Olympics in history. This is good news – a truly walkable Olympics can be more fun, manageable and sustainable for residents, visitors, and athletes. Done right, the long term benefits of Olympic-related improvements for walking will make Massachusetts residents healthier, local stores and Main Streets livelier, our communities greener and our streets more accessible for all. read more
  • WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Help Us Celebrate WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary and continue our advocacy for the next 25 years! Founded in 1990, we have helped to make walking and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation discussion. We have moved beyond Metro Boston and are now working across Massachusetts. We are partnering with teens and seniors, helping children walk safely to school, and advising municipal staff how to improve walking safety. We will celebrate our 25th anniversary with events throughout 2015; continue to watch this space for more news! read more
  • MassDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program

    MassDOT has recently launched a multi-disciplined project to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Massachusetts (April/May 2014). While fatalities and incapacitating injuries among motorists have been decreasing in Massachusetts over the past few years, pedestrian and bicycle crashes have not followed this trend. Through MassDOT, the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health, WalkBoston and MassBike are assisting in the development and implementation of this critical pedestrian and bicyclist safety strategy aimed at achieving the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) goal of reducing fatalities and injuries among bicyclists and pedestrians by 20% in the next 5 years. read more
  • Walk Your Way To Health

    Regular activity, like walking, is hard to beat when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. It lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and osteoporosis, helps keep weight in check and boosts your mood. As the first and most fundamental form of transportation and physical activity, walking is fun and easy for people of every age, income, or ability. At WalkBoston, we’re dedicated to promoting walking for health, transportation, and recreation in all cities across Massachusetts. read more
  • Good walking good business

    Good Walking Is Good Business

    WalkBoston is spreading the message to cities and towns that for businesses, supporting improved walking conditions is a sound but sometimes overlooked investment. Dollar for dollar, the returns are impressive; from more customers to healthier, more productive employees. read more
  • WalkBoston rally

    Making Massachusetts more walkable.

    WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities. We advocate for policies that produce walking friendly environments, with special emphasis on providing for those who depend on walking the most – children, seniors, people with disabilities, and transit riders. read more
  • Safe Routes To School kid

    Safe Routes to School

    WalkBoston has worked to successfully to develop lasting Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs that increase walking and engage students, teachers, parents and community members. Starting in 2012, WalkBoston embarked upon a multi-year SRTS effort in three Massachusetts cities to implement SRTS programs that benefit student health and benefit the environment with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) over time. read more