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Barnstable Route 132 Walk Audit

Barnstable Route 132 Walk Audit

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, WalkBoston conducted a walk audit along Route 132 in Hyannis (a village in the Town of Barnstable) as part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative for High-Fatality Communities. According to pedestrian crash data provided to WalkBoston from EOPSS, there have been 3 pedestrian fatalities and 122 pedestrian injuries in Barnstable between 2012-2017. These data qualified Barnstable for this initiative. The EOPSS Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative builds municipal staff understanding and awareness of the components of a safe walking environment.

Read the full report here:

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Charlestown – Medford Street Walk Audit

Charlestown – Medford Street Walk Audit

With the sponsorship of the Mystic River Watershed Association, WalkBoston recently conducted a walk audit of Medford Street to identify opportunities and challenges to creating stronger connections between the Charlestown community and the Mystic River waterfront and Harborwalk.

Read the full report here:
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Hot and humid in Hyannis? Perfect time for a Walk Audit

Hot and humid in Hyannis? Perfect time for a Walk Audit

After experiencing drenching rain during a walk audit in June in Yarmouth, the skies were clear for yesterday’s trip to Cape Cod for a walk audit in Barnstable – but the heat and humidity were out in full force! Thanks to representatives from the Barnstable Dept. of Public Works, Dept. of Planning, the Cape Cod Mall/Simon Malls, and the Cape Cod Commission for braving the conditions and contributing their time on this EOPSS-funded walk along Rt 132 yesterday to look at opportunities for improving connections along and across this corridor.

Streets for People resident group meets with City Staff in Lowell

Streets for People resident group meets with City Staff in Lowell

WalkBoston conducted its third Streets for People training session in Lowell with the Coalition for a Better Acre and Acre neighborhood residents on Thursday, July 31. City Transportation staff joined us and presented three street-redesign projects near our study area in the Acre neighborhood that will make walking safer. The designs include enhanced crosswalks, dedicated green buffers for sidewalks, and pedestrian signals. It was great to hear about the City’s commitment to walkability and interest in resident concerns regarding safer streets. The group then visited the two most dangerous intersections based on WalkBoston’s pedestrian crash data analysis, and measured vehicle speed and pedestrian signal timing. We already came up with recommendations that the City will consider. We look forward to continuing our conversations with the City as our training program continues. Streets for People is funded by the Cummings Foundation.

A group of participants measuring the pedestrian signal timing

 

 

 

 

Salem Walk Audit – The Point

Salem Walk Audit – The Point

On June 6, 2018, WalkBoston conducted a walk assessment in the Point neighborhood of Salem, with support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion program to promote active transportation and healthy eating. The goal of the walk assessment was to recommend improvements to the local built environment that improve walkability and pedestrian safety. Participants included representatives from WalkBoston, Salem Mass in Motion, Salem Mayor’s Office, Salem Traffic and Parking Department, Salem Commission on Disabilities/Age-Friendly Salem, Salem Family Health Center, North Shore YMCA, and North Shore Community Development Corporation.

Read the full report here:

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