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Handouts

Handouts

We have compiled lessons that we’ve learned into handouts that you can use in your own efforts. These tools can help you identify the problems pedestrians face and offer solutions for overcoming and improving your walking environment.

Good Walking is Good Business

For businesses, supporting improved walking conditions is a sound but sometimes overlooked investment. Dollar for dollar, the returns are impressive, from more customers to healthier, more productive employees.

Making A More Walkable Community 

Yet walkability cannot be taken for granted, and poorly designed places can be unsafe and even deter walking. That’s where you – an active citizen – can play a vital role in making sure your community is walker-friendly.

Making Streets Safe

Safety can be increased — for all road users — with modifications and designs that slow down vehicles, increase the visibility of pedestrians and bicyclists, and deter cut-through traffic and speeders — the bane of livability for urban neighborhoods and commercial areas. Traffic calming utilizes design strategies proven to reduce traffic speeds and consequently reduce the number of pedestrian deaths.

Simple Fixes for Walkable Streets 

Communities can make real change to the safety and quality of their streets without spending a lot of money. These simple fixes can either be permanent or used to test design alternatives before choosing a final design or investing in construction.

Walk Your Way To Health

Regular activity, like walking, is hard to beat when it comes to keeping yourself healthy.

We Connect People to Walking 

Highlighting our local, state and national efforts to advocate for change and lead the way on walkability issues – including a look at WalkBoston’s work “by the numbers.”