AWARD Malden pedestrian program wins recognition

It’s official: Malden has an award-winning program to make the city more pedestrian friendly. The city’s efforts were recently recognized by the non-profit WalkBoston, which will present a Golden Shoe award to Mayor Gary Christenson and walking advocate Sharon Santillo on March 18. WalkBoston is a Massachusetts nonprofit committed to improving walking conditions and pedestrian safety. According to its website, the organization was founded in 1990, and represents more than 75 towns and cities across the state. In a letter to city officials, WalkBoston cited recent efforts from the mayor’s office as key to the award. "With initiatives such as the Creation of a Walkability Committee, attention to pedestrian safety through crosswalk and street improvements, instillation of your wonderful new walking way-finding signs and investment in sidewalks, you are truly making a difference for all of Malden’s residence," said Walk Boston Executive Director Wendy Landman in the letter.
Publication: 
Wicked Local Malden
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014