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What We Do

What We Do

At WalkBoston, we know that walking improves personal, economic, environmental and civic health. Working on walking takes us across Massachusetts to empower people with knowledge and proven strategies to make their own communities more walkable.

We help people evaluate the walking environment, develop plans to improve walking conditions, and encourage walking activities. We engage concerned residents, community groups, municipal staff, and state agencies in our efforts. Our focus areas, as outlined in our Statewide Action Plan, define the content of our work and provide a structure that guides our efforts.

Pedestrian safety

Reduce the number of walkers killed / injured statewide.

Walkable communities 

Engage & build community through walk audits, workshops, & advocacy training.

Age-friendly walking

Adopt policies and practices that increase safety for children and older adults.

Transit connections

Promote safe walking connections to transit statewide.

Walking policy & design

Influence projects, policy, and legislation on local, state, & national levels.