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WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities. Our website is centered on the work we do with people and organizations in communities across the state.

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WalkBoston board appoints Stacey Beuttell as next Executive Director

WalkBoston board appoints Stacey Beuttell as next Executive Director

The WalkBoston Board is pleased to announce that Stacey Beuttell will be the organization’s next Executive Director. Stacey, who is WalkBoston’s Deputy Director, will succeed Wendy Landman, who has led the charge to make Massachusetts more walkable for the past 15 years. Wendy will continue with her policy and advocacy efforts for the organization after …

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Walking around the Woburn Common

Walking around the Woburn Common

WalkBoston participated in a MassDOT Road Safety Audit yesterday around the Woburn Common. Few pedestrians venture to the beautiful common due to the long crossing distances, complicated vehicular turning movements, and unpredictable driver behavior. Drivers, focused on maneuvering through multiple lanes of traffic, often neglect to check the crosswalks for people walking before accelerating into …

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Pedestrian pavement markings in Marblehead

Pedestrian pavement markings in Marblehead

 A simple reminder to people walking to “stop, look and wave” to drivers before entering a crosswalk in downtown Marblehead can help keep people safe and remind everyone of their role in reducing traffic injuries and fatalities. Marblehead sees many visitors in the summer months who may be unfamiliar with the local traffic patterns. Eye contact …

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Route 114 in Salem – Painted roundabouts at work!

Route 114 in Salem – Painted roundabouts at work!

We visited Salem to scout out WalkBoston’s next walk audit route and were thrilled to see big changes along a previous walk audit route. Drivers used to use a “barge and block” strategy to enter the Route 114 (Summer Street/Norman Street) and Chestnut Street intersection. Now, a painted traffic circle regularizes drivers’ movements and provides …

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