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Yarmouth Route 28 Walk Audit

Yarmouth Route 28 Walk Audit

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, WalkBoston conducted a walk audit along Route 28 as part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative for High-Fatality Communities. The EOPSS Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative builds municipal staff understanding and awareness of the components of a safe walking environment. WalkBoston is working in partnership with EOPSS to address walking safety concerns in Massachusetts communities with high pedestrian crash rates, with the goal of reducing pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in the Commonwealth.1 In Yarmouth, WalkBoston met with representatives from the Department of Public Works, Community Development, and the Police Department prior to the walk audit to identify an area in need of pedestrian infrastructure improvements.

Read the full report here:

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WBUR – The Allston I-90 Interchange Project

WBUR – The Allston I-90 Interchange Project

WBUR: “The Allston I-90 Interchange Project

The stretch of the Mass. Pike that runs through Allston is getting a makeover, and the state is projecting a total bill of about $1 billion. The project will include new interstate exits, facilities for bicycles and pedestrians, space for commuter rail layover, and a brand new commuter rail stop, West Station. The state has said that West Station will open by 2040, but community members and public transportation advocates say the new station should open much sooner than that.

Guests
Jim Aloisi, former state transportation secretary and a principal at the Pemberton Square Group. He tweets @jimaloisi. Wendy Landman is a member of the Allston I-90 Interchange Task Force and the executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group WalkBoston, which tweets @walkboston.

This segment aired on April 30, 2018.

Rethinking The Turnpike Allston Interchange

Rethinking The Turnpike Allston Interchange

WBUR: “Rethinking The Turnpike Allston Interchange

Could the Allston I-90 Interchange Improvement project create a more accessible Charles River for pedestrians, bicycles and recreation? We speak with two advocates who are asking for more green space at the point where I-90, the train tracks and Soldiers Field Road squeeze together between Boston University and the river bank — “the throat.”

Guests Harry Mattison is a member of the I-90 Interchange Task Force and the Charles River Conservancy. He tweets @harrymattison. Wendy Landman is the executive director of the non-profit advocacy group WalkBoston, which tweets @walkboston.

Posted February 7, 2018

Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

WalkBoston and WatsonActive observed Middle School/High School arrival on April 25 and 27, 2017. Dismissal was not observed, as the traffic and safety issues identified by the key informants were focused on arrival. Additional infrastructure observations were also made.

The City Engineer requested a preliminary report recommending a project for possible inclusion in the City’s Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. WalkBoston and WatsonActive delivered a report of infrastructure recommendations for Melrose Street on April 28, 2017.

With the assistance of the MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program, online travel surveys were administered for both the High School and Middle School. These surveys collected information about how far away from school students live and their travel modes in the morning and afternoon. An additional parking survey was administered only to High School students who drive themselves to school. The High School travel and parking surveys were administered to students during class on June 6, 2017.

The Middle School travel survey was made available to Middle School parents from May 24 to June 12, 2017. Due to low initial participation, the Middle School travel survey was re-administered from June 14-30, 2017.

High School student focus groups were conducted on June 13, 2017 at Melrose High School.

Read the full report here:

WalkBoston-MelroseCampusBikePedProject-Final Report

Springfield – Liberty Heights Walk Assessment

Springfield – Liberty Heights Walk Assessment

On September 26, 2017, WalkBoston conducted a walk assessment in the Liberty Heights neighborhood of Springfield, with support from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative for High-Fatality Communities. The goal of the walk assessment was to recommend improvements to the local built environment that improve pedestrian safety.

Read the full report here:
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