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Safe Routes for Seniors Walk Audit Gloucester

Safe Routes for Seniors Walk Audit Gloucester

The “Reimagining Railroad Avenue” planning study conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning
Council (MAPC) and the City of Gloucester proposes infrastructure changes to improve the safety and quality of the pedestrian environment in and around Railroad Avenue. Given the large number of senior citizens located in and near the Railroad Avenue study area, the City of Gloucester pursued “Healthy Aging through Community Design” funds made available through the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) and Mass in Motion (MiM) to ensure that the speci c needs of senior residents are represented.

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Healthy Aging Initatives Throughout the State

Healthy Aging Initatives Throughout the State

WalkBoston has Heathy Aging initiatives underway in Brookline, Fall River, Gloucester and Weymouth, training seniors in these communities to conduct audits of various walking routes. The groups are shown how to make constructive recommendations to the city about needed improvements around senior centers, schools, and near transit stops in order to improve accessibility for all residents. Thank you to Healthy City Fall River for the great pictures from last week’s training!

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Walkability Assessments and Pedestrian Advocacy 101

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Gloucester Walking Map

Gloucester Walking Map

Gloucester is a great place to walk. The city’s unique and dramatic scenic landscapes are world-renowned. These landscapes inspire artists and attract visitors who contribute to jobs and strengthen the local economy. Residents can use this map to rediscover the joy of exploring the city on foot, the best way to appreciate Gloucester’s subtle beauty and walk in the steps of our predecessors. This map is designed to show you how long it takes to walk between special locations in Gloucester in 3- to 12-minute walk segments around the city. Pick a starting place and follow the map to determine a route and the time that it will take to walk that route. The map on this side covers central Gloucester, while the maps on the other side show the long route that connects Lanesville, Annisquam, and Riverdale and a special inset map of Magnolia.

Click for “Gloucester Walking Map” PDF