Ped101 - Learn how to advocate for change in your own community


WalkBoston offers free, beginner pedestrian advocacy trainings we’ve titled "Ped 101,” and we'd love you to come! Our goal is to help build the constituency of people that are comfortable to speak up for walking in their own community. Sessions are a small group, guided conversation and take place in our conference room - so please make sure to sign up in advance. Please feel free to bring a lunch for the mid-day sessions; we’ll have beer or wine for the after work happy hour sessions.


This session is helpful if you're interested in learning about:

  • walkability, urbanism & the associated lingo (what's a "tight turning radius"?),

  • making neighborhoods safer for people walking & running,

  • how you can advocate for change in your own community.

Sign up for free for any sessions at

Upcoming dates/times: 
November 2nd, 12-1pm 
December 4th, 12-1pm
We'd like to continue having 1 to 2 sessions a month - so if you do not see a date, get in touch! Contact info below. 

Previous year, 2016:
Wednesday, January 27, 5:30-6:30pm 
Tuesday, February 9, 12-1pm 
Monday, February 22, 5:30-6:30pm 
Wednesday, March 16, 12-1pm 
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30-6:30pm  
Wednesday, April 13, 5:30-6:30pm 
Monday, April 25th, 12-1pm 
Tuesday, May 10th, 12-1pm
Monday, May 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm 

Wednesday, June 8th, 12-1pm
Tuesday, June 14th, 5:30-6:30pm 
Monday, July 11th, 12-1pm
Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30-6:30pm 
Tuesday, August 16th, 12-1pm 
Monday, August 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30-6:30pm 
Wednesday, September 28th, 12-1pm 
Wednesday, October 5 5:30-6:30pm 
Tuesday, October 25 12-1pm 
Monday, November 14 5:30-6:30pm 
Tuesday, November 22 12-1pm 
Tuesday, December 6, 12-1pm


I'm interested, but not able to make any of these sessions! Will you schedule more?

We're happy to try and schedule additional times, or tackle any questions you may have. Contact Brendan below.


I'm interested, but not able to make it to downtown Boston!

If you would like to host a session (i.e. you have a group, neighbors or co-workers that would be interested), we can bring the discussion and presentation to you! Contact Brendan below.

How do I get to the WalkBoston office?

WalkBoston is located in Old City Hall, at 45 School Street, Boston, MA 02108. We're in the basement of the building, and the easiest way to get here is to come in from the Court Square entrance (the rear of the building - our door is immediately on the left as you enter). We're a short walk from the MBTA Orange/Blue line (State Street) or Red/Green line (Park Street).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions, get in touch with Brendan Kearney, our Communications Manager.


office phone: (617) 367-9255 or tweet to us @walkboston