WalkBoston’s initial wayfinding project in 2014 focused on Codman Square, which is a hub of commercial and civic activity in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Working with local community organizations and DPH’s statewide Mass in Motion program, WalkBoston installed 90 wayfinding signs along the arterial streets that lead to and from the Square.
Building off this initial effort, in 2016 WalkBoston placed approximately 300 additional wayfinding signs in five communities (Springfield, Turners Falls, Fall River, Northampton, Belchertown) in partnership with DPH’s “1422” program, which is funded by the US Centers for Disease Control to promote utilitarian walking. WalkBoston also installed three pavement decals near its office in downtown Boston to test the durability of sidewalk marking materials. This test was inspired by the Fall River wayfinding project, which included the installation of several pavement decals in locations where there were no street poles to mount signs.
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