Category: Walk Audit

South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

South Boston – Dorchester Street Walk Audit

WalkBoston led a South Boston, Dorchester Street walk audit with City Councilor Ed Flynn and representatives of the Andrew Square Civic Association, West Broadway Neighborhood Association and Livable Streets. The memo includes short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to include walking safety along and across the street.

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Medford – Salem Street Walk Audit

Medford – Salem Street Walk Audit

WalkBoston led a walk audit of Salem Street in December 2018 attended by Mayor Stephanie Burke and representatives of multiple city departments, WalkMedford and local residents. Our recommendations are based on the day’s conversation and observations. It is important to note that Salem Street can be significantly improved with relatively low cost, incremental improvements until such time that it is scheduled for major reconstruction.

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Chilly and fun Salem Street Walk Audit in Medford

Chilly and fun Salem Street Walk Audit in Medford

 

WalkBoston was thrilled to lead a Salem Street and Haines Square walk audit with WalkMedford. Joined by Mayor Stephanie Burke, multiple city officials, local business owners, school representatives / volunteers and the public our group of 15+ walked for two hours discussing possible improvements to safety, accessibility and street design quality.   So great that Lois B. joined us wearing her historic WalkBoston hat (circa 2002) from the Big Dig tunnel walk!

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Watertown Square: Impacts of Charles River Road Realignment Concepts on Pedestrians

Watertown Square: Impacts of Charles River Road Realignment Concepts on Pedestrians

The Town of Watertown, working with VHB, is testing different concepts regarding Charles River Road with the goals of improving overall traffic safety and wayfinding, and of enhancing the pedestrian experience in Watertown Square. WalkBoston, funded through the EOPSS Pedestrian Safety Initiative, was asked to provide the Town with additional information on the effects of VHB’s realignment concepts on people walking through the Square.

The Charles River Road options consider the implications of realigning Charles River Road to meet up with Riverside Road, and test different vehicular direction options on pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic flows and safety. Options 1-4 realign Charles River Road with Riverside Road, and Options 5 and 6 maintain the existing alignment with minor adjustments to travel lanes and curb lines, and add multi-modal facilities.

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Pedestrian Safety Discussion in Randolph

Pedestrian Safety Discussion in Randolph

On September 25, 2018, WalkBoston and municipal staff from the Town of Randolph met to discuss pedestrian safety in Randolph as part of the EOPSS Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative. The main concerns expressed in our discussion included safety at specific locations/corridors, pedestrian safety at bus stops, and the safety of school children (particularly high school students) walking, biking and riding transit to school.

Read the meeting notes here:

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