Golden Shoe Awards

Golden Shoe Awards

WalkBoston presents the Golden Shoe Awards at our annual meeting to celebrate and reward those who have bettered the walking environment and who exemplify the ideals that guide WalkBoston. Golden Shoes are awarded to individuals, agencies, municipalities and companies. Here is a list of past recipients:


 

2014
Sarah Freeman | Jamaica Plain walking advocate
Mayor Gary Christenson, Sharon Santillo & Frank Stella | Malden ped activists 
Revere Walk to School Champions 
Karin Valentine Goins 
 | WalkBike Worcester co-founder 

2013
City of Gloucester | Creatively getting Gloucester walking
Madison Park Development Corp. | Training Complete Streets advocates
The Barr Foundation  | Innovative and nurturing environmental funder

2012
Dr. Regina Benjamin  | United States Surgeon General
Energize Everett  | Creatively getting Everett moving and eating well
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan Foundation   | Innovative funder and childhood obesity advocate
Vicki Danberg  | Newton Alderman and sidewalk snow clearing champion
Joyce DiBona  | WalkBoston board member

2011
Alan French  |  Bay Circuit Alliance 200-mile walking trail creator
Doug Johnson  |  Persistent and persuasive advocate
Brockton Public Schools  |  Schools, principles, kids, parents - a success story
Denise Provost  |  Somerville legislator and walking promoter

2010
Polly Flansburgh | Founder of Boston By Foot
Jeff Rosenblum | President and Co-Founded of LiveableStreets
Mary Jane Williams | Leader, innovator, and pro-walking advocate
Myron Miller | Trustee of the progressive Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation

2009
Four Corners Main Street | Creating a vital/walkable business district
Liz Levin | Leader, advocate, inspiration
Lea Susan Ojamaa | MA Dept. of Public Health, healthy communities leader
Jim Rooney | MA Convention Center Authority, bringing walking to conventioneers

2008
Paul Grogan | The Boston Foundation
Susan Bregman | WalkBoston volunteer webmaster
Nancy Caruso | North End and CA/T community activisit
Patrick Healy | Nutritionist, walking advocate, and leader
Uphams Corner Health Center | Walking Prescriptions Program

2007

Joseph Curtatone | Mayor of Somerville
Bill Gasper | 
BU Medical Center
Paul Drew 
| Boston Medical Center
Rob Tuchmann | Artery Business Committee
Jorge Martinez | Project Right
Shape Up Somerville

2006
Ken Kruckemeyer | Transportation Strategist
Chris Hart | Adaptive Environments
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
South Cove Community Health Center
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office

2005
Thomas M. Menino
| Mayor of Boston | Walk to the Democratic National Convention and city staff support of walking
Vineet Gupta | Boston Transportation Department | Rose Kennedy Greenway guidelines
John DeBenedictis | Boston Transportation Department | Boston's walk light policy
Ann McHugh | Boston Public Health Commission | STEPS

2004
Beth Larkin
| HNTB Corporation
William "Buzz" Constable
City of Cambridge Health Department
Ann Hershfang
| WalkBoston | Outgoing 15-year president

2003
Matthew J. Amorello
| Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Chairman
Karilyn Crockett | MYTOWN
Cathy Hill | Newburyport Schools
Jane Holtz Kay | Author
Massachusetts Highway Dept., CARAVAN for Commuters, National Park Service | Safe Routes to Schools funders
Betsy Boveroux | WalkBoston | Fundraising

2002
Drs. JoAnn Manson & I-Min Lee
| Brigham & Women's Hospital
Jim Monahan | Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Pat Moscaritolo | Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Judy Wagner | WalkBoston | Strategic plan
Erik Scheier | WalkBoston

2001
Project Place
| Clean Corners, Bright Hopes
Peter Wallace | The Boston Globe | Harry Fig's Neighborhood
Nina Garfinkle | WalkBoston | Graphic design
Bob Sloane | WalkBoston | Walking tours

2000
Save the Old Northern Avenue Bridge Coalition
Hyde Square Traffic Calming Coalition
Artery Business Committee

Anne Fanton
| Central Artery Environmental Oversight Committee

1999
The Bailey Family
| George, Lucy, Leonie, Gus
Arnie Soolman | Central Transportation Planning Staff
Ken Dumas | WalkBoston | Cartography
John Casagrande | WalkBoston

1998
Ronny Sydney and John Harris
| Town of Brookline | Harvard Street traffic calming
Arlene Mattison | Friends of Frances Leverett Pond
Salisbury Road/Corey Farm Neighborhood Association
Jon Seward
| WalkBoston
Don Eunson | WalkBoston

1997
State Representative Anne Paulsen
| Pedestrian legislation and general support
Charles Bahne | WalkBoston
Sonia Hamel | Executive Office of Environmental Affairs | Founder, Golden Shoe inventor and major force in our early years

1996
Dan Wasserman
| The Boston Globe
Nelleen Knight | WalkBoston
Karla Karash | WalkBoston
Astrid Dodds | WalkBoston
City of Cambridge | Central Square Neighborhood Coalition and Central Square Business Association
Methunion Manor Corp. | Sidewalk snow removal

1995
Bob O'Brien
| Downtown North Association
The New England | Redesign of facades in Back Bay
Sheila Cheimetz | Massachusetts Avenue underpass
Thomas Lisco | Central Transportation Planning Staff
Sharon Tramer | WalkBoston

1994
Edwin Sidman
| The Beacon Companies | Post Office Square Park and Rowes Wharf
Susan Quateman | WalkBoston | Newsletter and Shawmut map creator
Stephen Falbel | WalkBoston | Newsletter writing and production

1993
Malcolm Davis
| WalkBoston
Howard Taub | WalkBoston

1992
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
| Southwest Corridor Project
Ted Monacelli | Cambridge Redevelopment Authority and Monacelli Associates | Kendall Square
Lorelle Siegel | WalkBoston

1991
Dorothea Hass
| WalkBoston | Advocacy and founding efforts
Ann Hershfang | WalkBoston | Advocacy and founding efforts