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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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Walkable school campus design is back!

Walkable school campus design is back!

photo courtesy of MA SRTS With the design and construction of many new schools in Massachusetts, WalkBoston is busy once again working to ensure that the proposed site plans prioritize students walking to school. We just met with HMFH Architects and Crosby|Schlessinger|Smallridge to discuss the Arlington High School Building project this week at the request …

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When talking about crashes, remember that people are involved.

When talking about crashes, remember that people are involved.

Language matters when talking about crashes. A recent study shared at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference titled “Editorial Patterns in Bicyclist and Pedestrian Crash Reporting” examined ways that media coverage of crashes could influence public perception, looking at word choice and agency. (Read the 2 page summary handout or the full paper.) An example from a …

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Comment Letter on Paul Dudley White Construction Period

Comment Letter on Paul Dudley White Construction Period

February 7, 2019 Stephanie Pollack Secretary of Transportation Commonwealth of Massachusetts Transportation Building 10 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 Leo Roy Commissioner Department of Conservation & Recreation 251 Causeway Street 9th Floor Boston, MA 02114 Dear Secretary Pollack and Commissioner Roy: We, the undersigned organizations, applaud MassDOT’s decision to rebuild the interchange of I-90 in …

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Comments on Width of Northern Strand Community Trail

Comments on Width of Northern Strand Community Trail

February 6, 2019 To Kurt Gaertner Land Policy and Planning Director MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Mr. Gaertner, Thank you for your continued efforts to develop the Northern Strand Community Trail from the Mystic River to Lynn. We are inspired by the leadership and dedication demonstrated by your team and Governor Baker, …

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