Senior Project Manager: Bob Sloane
Email | Phone: 617-367-9255
Bob Sloane came to WalkBoston after serving as an assistant transportation secretary for Massachusetts and Executive Director of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization. In 2012 he was one of 14 national “Champions for Change” recognized by the White House. The award was based on his creation of maps for Massachusetts communities that show walks in five-minute segments because many people think of distances in terms of travel times. There are now about 60 maps, 30 of which are in the book he edited, WalkBoston, A Guide to Walking Tours in Boston’s Unique Neighborhoods.
In addition to producing maps, Sloane reviews private and public projects for their walkability, and has researched pedestrian safety in rural areas and walking to public transit in urban locations. Working with the community, he recently installed 92 wayfinding signs for walkers in Codman Square, Dorchester. Like WalkBoston’s maps, the signs show walking distances to destinations in minutes to highlight how convenient it is to walk in neighborhoods.