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Event: Save the Date for Annual Party, March 18th 5-8pm

Event: Save the Date for Annual Party, March 18th 5-8pm

Come join us on March 18th from 5-8PM for our annual party! This year’s keynote speaker is Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, a pediatric emergency physician and health services researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. His research includes articles that identify pedestrian road safety as a public health priority and ways to address racial/ethnic health disparities in pediatric asthma outcomes.

This year’s celebration will recognize Walking Champions from Fall River & Springfield with Golden Shoe Awards. Learn more about all of our previous award winners.

What: WalkBoston Annual Party
When: March 18, 2019 5-8PM
Where: Fort Point Room / Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St, Boston, MA (same venue as last year!)
Cost: $30 – Beer, wine + food included with your ticket

Hope to see you on March 18th!

One minute, one slide: #ClearCurbCuts snow clearance video

One minute, one slide: #ClearCurbCuts snow clearance video

Below is a “One Minute, One Slide” presentation shared by a member of the WalkBoston staff.
Text provided is as presented at this year’s annual event on March 29, 2018.

Brendan Kearney 

Board member Nina Garfinkle & I contacted Amy Corcoran Hunt, who posted a message to a South End Facebook Group encouraging neighbors to shovel curb cuts to help those that have strollers or wheelchairs. Here’s what ensued:

That’s been viewed over 60,000 times since it was posted in mid-January! (across YouTube, Twitter, Facebook)

We’ve re-shared it after the next few storms & it has received a big response each time.

If anyone is interested in working w/ Amy and others on our newly formed snow clearance committee, please reach out!

One minute, one slide: Neighborhood Slow Streets

One minute, one slide: Neighborhood Slow Streets

Below is a “One Minute, One Slide” presentation shared by a member of the WalkBoston staff.
Text provided is as presented at this year’s annual event on March 29, 2018.

Dorothea Hass 

The City of Boston’s Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a new approach to traffic calming requests in Boston.

The aim is to reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets, lessen the impacts of cut-through traffic, and add to the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

The first year of the program was a pilot and focused on 2 zones, the Tabot Norfolk Triangle (just outside Codman Square in Dorchester) and the Stonybrook section of Jamaica Plain (close to Green Street on the MBTA Orange Line). 

For the next round, the Boston Transportation Department planned to add another 2-3 areas; they received 47 submissions from across the City and selected five new communities to join the program.

WalkBoston works closely with both community members and the transportation staff to make this program a success!

Learn more at: https://www.boston.gov/departments/transportation/neighborhood-slow-streets