WalkMassachusetts Network

WalkMassachusetts Network


WalkBoston is building a statewide network of advocacy organizations, municipal committees, and community groups working on walking. The Network will amplify the impact by strengthening local voices.

The WalkMassachusetts Network connects and supports new, emerging, and existing local organizations. Key features of the Network include community and statewide sharing of advocacy techniques, member recruitment strategies, and approaches for securing improvements to the built environment. Many organizations and committees have questions about how to build a constituency for improving local walking.

Highlighted communities include a group or groups that are taking part in the WalkMassachusetts Network (see alphabetized list). Does your organization want to be involved? Please get in touch!

Network benefits include:

Biannual statewide gatherings that foster peer-to-peer learning and sharing of tools, strategies and best practices among network organizations.

Year-round targeted communications focused on local issues through a group listserv/online sharing platforms. You can create a a free login to the Discourse forum here. Have a question about how other groups do things? Looking for examples about how other communities create safer streets? Search the discussion board and ask a question! Breakout sessions topics and notes from the first meeting have been added to capture those conversations.

One-on-one technical support and training to Network organizations for local initiatives, such as building constituencies for improving local walking and working with municipal staff and elected officials to implement simple, low-cost, and easy-to-build walking safety improvements.

Methods to inform legislators about walking issues such as distracted driving, budget priorities for active transportation investments, and use of new safety measures.

Guidance on the use of outreach tools, such as Facebook pages or email newsletters, that are easy and inexpensive to use.

Past Events

1st WalkMassachusetts Network Forum, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Saturday 12/1/2018


We’ve compiled answers to questions to help give your group or neighbors more information before joining!