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Walk Audit in Worcester’s Green Hill Neighborhood

Walk Audit in Worcester’s Green Hill Neighborhood

On Saturday November 2nd, WalkBoston conducted a walk audit along Lincoln Street in Worcester with the Green Hill Neighborhood Association and WalkBike Worcester. The Green Hill Neighborhood Association was awarded a Transportation Justice grant from Transportation for Massachusetts to “reimagine” Lincoln Street from Brittan Square to the Nativity School. Walk audit participants included residents of the Green Hill neighborhood, members of WalkBike Worcester, Worcester Division of Public Health – Mass in Motion staff, Central Mass Regional Planning Commission, and students from WPI. Following three recent pedestrian fatalities in the neighborhood, Green Hill residents have been organizing to make Lincoln Street a safe place to walk. The Green Hill neighborhood is a diverse, vibrant community with a 480 acre public park and many local businesses along Lincoln Street. WalkBoston was excited to conduct this walk audit to support the residents’ efforts to improve the walkability of their neighborhood.

For more information follow the links below:
T4MA Transportation Justice
WalkBike Worcester
Telegram & Gazette news article about the walk audit 

Beachmont Neighborhood – Endicott/Atlantic Intersection – Revere

Beachmont Neighborhood – Endicott/Atlantic Intersection – Revere

The Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC) and City of Revere Staff identified the Endicott Avenue/Atlantic Avenue intersection as a project in need of pedestrian safety improvements. The City would like to include this intersection as a priority project on their Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.  Most of the roadways in the immediate area lack striping.  Neither travel lanes nor parking spaces are marked, giving the roadways the illusion that they are wider than they actually are.

Atlantic Avenue is a two-way roadway north of the Atlantic/Endicott intersection and one-way (northbound) south of the intersection. Endicott Avenue is part of a two month-long pilot study testing a one-way traffic pattern on Endicott between Bellingham Avenue/Bradstreet Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.

Read the full report here:

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Lowell – Drum Hill Walk Audit

Lowell – Drum Hill Walk Audit

On Friday, July 19, 2019, WalkBoston conducted a walk audit starting at the Greater Health Alliance office on Technology Drive in Lowell, MA and continued down Drum Hill Road/Westford Street to the intersection at the entrance of the Walmart retail plaza in Chelmsford, MA. This walk audit was completed through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program, which provides grant funding and technical assistance to help communities eat better and be more active.

Read the full report here:

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Manchester By The Sea Village Walk Audit

Manchester By The Sea Village Walk Audit

On Monday, June 3, 2019, WalkBoston conducted a walk audit in Manchester-by-the-Sea in the area between Manchester Memorial Elementary School and the village center. This walk audit was completed through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program, which grants funding and provides technical assistance to help communities eat better and be more active. WalkBoston has been providing technical assistance to Mass in Motion projects throughout the state, and has previously conducted a walk audit along Manchester’s School Street in 2015 through Mass in Motion.

The area covered in this walk audit includes Manchester Memorial Elementary School, Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School, and Tara Montessori School. The southern portion of the audit cuts through the village center, which houses several restaurants, cafes and shops, and is proximate to the Manchester commuter rail station and Singing Beach. Though the area is well-frequented, most access is by car. Sidewalks are typically narrow and only on one side of the street, and several crosswalks have low visibility and insufficient signage.

To access the complete report, please click the link below.

WalkBoston-MBTSVillageWalkAudit

Lowell residents met with Councilor Nuon to talk pedestrian safety

Lowell residents met with Councilor Nuon to talk pedestrian safety

Lowell residents participating in our Streets for People advocacy sessions met with Lowell City Councilor Vesna Nuon on Monday night at Coalition for a Better Acre to voice their concerns and propose intersection improvements in the Acre Neighborhood. The residents focused on the intersection of Salem/Cabot/Market streets where children cross to reach their school bus stop and fast-moving traffic disregards stop signs. Councilor Nuon, impressed with the residents’ presentations, said he would walk the site with the City’s traffic engineer and schedule another meeting with the residents to discuss next steps to making needed changes at this intersection. WalkBoston’s Streets for People advocacy sessions are funded by the Cummings Foundation.