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Herald News: “Fall River wins Golden Shoe award for improving walkability”

Herald News: “Fall River wins Golden Shoe award for improving walkability”

Herald News: “Fall River wins Golden Shoe award for improving walkability

Fall River is now running the walking game.

On March 18, WalkBoston held its 29th annual meeting in Boston to present Fall River with an award for its progress in the city’s walkability.

This is the first time Fall River has won the Golden Shoe Award from WalkBoston. The honor recognizes the city’s improvements in walkability, including a change in the city’s policy.

“It says that there’s real dedication. … People really love their city and they’re willing to put work into the city,” said Coordinator of Mass in Motion Fall River and award-winner Julianne Kelly. She said the award is a great recognition of the partnership between city employees and volunteers, and inspires them to keep making a difference.

WalkBoston is a nonprofit organization that works as consultants for communities around the state to improve the city’s walkability and create a healthier and cleaner environment. It also recognized Springfield with an award this year.

Posted April 3, 2019

Congrats to Fall River and the Quequechan River Rail Trail

Congrats to Fall River and the Quequechan River Rail Trail

Congrats to Fall River – the Quequechan River Rail Trail was selected as one of five finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Open Space Award! Read the ULI announcement and the local coverage from The Herald News: “What does Fall River have in common with China and Spain? A great park“!

In 2016, through a grant from the Department of Public Health, WalkBoston worked with 5 communities on wayfinding programs. In Fall River, over 130 wayfinding signs were installed connecting downtown, the newly opened Quequechan River Rail Trail and neighborhood destinations. You can learn more about the wayfinding project below.

Wayfinding

Green Elementary School Walk Assessment

Green Elementary School Walk Assessment

On May 10, 2017, WalkBoston conducted a walk assessment in the vicinity of the William S. Greene Elementary School in Fall River, in partnership with the Fall River Mass in Motion program and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The goals of the walk assessment were to examine pedestrian safety issues that may preclude children from walking to the Greene School and to recommend improvements to the local built environment that enable safer walking. Support for the walk assessment was provided by MassDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement and Awareness Program.

Read the full report here:
WalkBoston-GreeneElementarySchoolWalkAssessmentUPDATED 06-23-17-FallRiver