Category: In The News

Boston Herald – “Stop & Shop robot vehicles will bring produce aisle to driveways”

Boston Herald – “Stop & Shop robot vehicles will bring produce aisle to driveways”

Boston Herald: “Stop & Shop robot vehicles will bring produce aisle to driveways

But not everyone is sold on the idea of on-demand groceries. Brendan Kearney, spokesman for WalkBoston, has reservations about the new service.

“Are we having, all of a sudden, more and more vehicles that are just circling the streets aimlessly?” Kearney said.

“We are hopeful that the city of Boston will ensure that traffic signals are improved to focus on people walking … not prioritizing autonomous vehicles,” he said.

Posted January 17, 2019

Revere Journal – “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks”

Revere Journal – “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks”

Revere Journal: “The City of Revere Receives Community Change Grant from America Walks

The City’s Healthy Community Initiatives department’s program, Revere on the Move, was selected from over 600 applications for projects that demonstrate the passion, creativity, and commitment of local walking champions. With support from partners, including the Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, Lyft, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), and WalkBoston, 20 projects will be supported in 2019. Awardees will work with America Walks and other members of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative to successfully complete their projects and share their lessons with other community change agents. While the projects and programs work to improve walkability, the results of each grant will have a positive change on many areas of that community.

Posted January 10, 2019

Wicked Local – “Board drops speed limit to 25 mph on three main Saugus streets”

Wicked Local – “Board drops speed limit to 25 mph on three main Saugus streets”

Wicked Local: “Board drops speed limit to 25 mph on three main Saugus streets

Additionally, Panetta said the town has partnered with WalkBoston to conduct an assessment of the community’s roadways and crossings. WalkBoston put together a report that outlines recommendations based on its observations.

Posted January 10, 2019

Wicked Local – “Crabtree announces comprehensive town-wide speed limit analysis underway in Saugus”

Wicked Local – “Crabtree announces comprehensive town-wide speed limit analysis underway in Saugus”

Wicked Local: “Crabtree announces comprehensive town-wide speed limit analysis underway in Saugus

The Town of Saugus then partnered with WalkBoston, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts, to conduct an initial assessment of the community’s roadways and crossings. Residents’ concerns and comments were also shared with WalkBoston, and the organization recently completed a comprehensive report of their findings with recommended improvements for the town.

The Town of Saugus also recently received a shared grant of $1.5 million from the Baker-Polito Administration to fund trail designs for the Northern Strand Community Trail project in Saugus, Everett, Lynn, Malden and Revere. The town has requested that safer crossings, wayfinding, and landscape amenities be major components of the improvement project. The town distributed a copy of WalkBoston’s report to the architectural firm working with the town on the design for the Northern Strand Community Trail project, Brown, Richardson + Rowe, so that it will be taken into consideration for the project’s final design.

Posted January 8, 2019

Patch – “Activists Call For Protected Bike Lane On Canal Bridge”

Patch – “Activists Call For Protected Bike Lane On Canal Bridge”

Patch: “Activists Call For Protected Bike Lane On Canal Bridge

“This isn’t a new issue to MassDOT and DCR. Transportation advocates have been discussing safe bike facilities on the Craigie Dam and Longfellow Bridge with state agencies since at least 2009,” said Wendy Landman, executive director of WalkBoston also in a statement. “Not only is this the right action to take for the safety of people biking, it is also the right action for the safety of people walking because it means that bicyclists do not ride on the sidewalk.”

Posted December 19, 2018