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. Register for this year's event!

Here is a list of past recipients. (If an update needs to be made, please contact Brendan):

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 

City of Gloucester | Creatively getting Gloucester walking | Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Steve Winslow 
Madison Park Development Corp. | Training Complete Streets advocates | Angela Kelly
The Barr Foundation  | Innovative and nurturing environmental funder | Mary Skelton Roberts 

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

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 | Jane Feroli
Denise Provost  |  Somerville legislator and walking promoter

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

Four Corners Main Street | Creating a vital/walkable business district | Shelly Goehring 
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

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


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 
Ken Krause
 | WalkBoston communications committee 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Old Northern Avenue Bridge Coalition
 | Mike Tyrell, Paul Farrell, Albert Rex, Sean McDonnell 
Hyde Square Traffic Calming Coalition
Artery Business Committee
 | Rick Dimino
Anne Fanton | Central Artery Environmental Oversight Committee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malcolm Davis
| WalkBoston
Howard Taub | WalkBoston

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

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