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In Memoriam: Bob Sloane

In Memoriam: Bob Sloane

It is with great sadness that we announce that Bob Sloane passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2021, after being hospitalized for several weeks. Bob was a true pioneer in walking advocacy and a pillar of our organization. He was a mentor, a friend and a creative genius when it came to getting the message …

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Cambridge Street signals walk

Cambridge Street signals walk

Recently, Brendan Kearney and Wendy Landman joined the Boston Transportation Department’s Stefanie Seskin and Vineet Gupta for a walk down Cambridge Street from City Hall Plaza to Charles Circle (but not including the Circle) to talk everything signals. It was a great chance for WalkBoston to give Stefanie and Vineet some detailed input about the …

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making connections to make Stoneham safer for people walking

making connections to make Stoneham safer for people walking

Earlier this week, WalkBoston staff facilitated a conversation between Stoneham’s Director of Planning & Community Development and a town resident who had read a recent Boston Globe story (“Together, neighbors can thwart speed demons. Here’s how“). She had reached out to WalkBoston with concerns regarding the lack of pedestrian crossings on the stretch of Main Street …

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Hybrid virtual and in-person walk audits expand engagement opportunities in Haverhill

Hybrid virtual and in-person walk audits expand engagement opportunities in Haverhill

As pandemic restrictions ease and we resume in-person activities, WalkBoston is bringing back our traditional in-person group walk audits while keeping many of the new tools we’ve developed over the last year.  Haverhill was the first of our Gateway Cities walk audits to benefit from this hybrid approach. Starting in late May, the hybrid walk …

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Comments on Re-Imagining Massachusetts’ Post-Pandemic Transportation System

Comments on Re-Imagining Massachusetts’ Post-Pandemic Transportation System

Comments to Senate Committee on Re-Imagining Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency Dear Senator Hinds and Committee Members: WalkBoston is Massachusetts’ primary pedestrian advocacy organization, working across the Commonwealth to make it safer and easier for people to walk for all activities of daily living such as access to transit, school and jobs. The COVID-19 pandemic gave stark …

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RealEstate by Boston.com: “Together, neighbors can thwart speed demons. Here’s how”

RealEstate by Boston.com: “Together, neighbors can thwart speed demons. Here’s how”

RealEstate by Boston.com: “Together, neighbors can thwart speed demons. Here’s how” Assisting Mahoney, Rana, and others is WalkBoston, a pedestrian-advocacy organization that works throughout the Commonwealth, not just the capital. This nonprofit can pinpoint a road’s jurisdiction and identify key decision-makers: elected officials, business groups, disability organizations, and neighborhood associations. Often WalkBoston will guide them on …

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