WalkBoston Annual Party (our 26th year)
Come learn about Vision Zero and celebrate WalkBoston's 26th year!
Join us on March 22nd from 5-8pm at Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (a short walk from the Kendall Square MBTA station)! Food, beer and wine are included with your registration.
We are inspired by the belief that even one fatality is too many. Boston is one of 20+ US cities to commit to Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries to ensure safe mobility for all. Our 2016 Golden Shoe Awards will recognize people and organizations that have been working diligently to set the stage for Vision Zero in Boston:
Charlotte Fleetwood For helping Boston adopt Vision Zero and guiding its implementation. Your steady commitment, perseverance and creativity over years of service is making Boston a more walkable city.
Maggie Sachs-Mahmood For training and encouraging your students as advocates for walkable environments and helping them to spur Boston’s commitment to making Codman Square safer for all walkers, especially the Codman Academy’s students.
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. - David Queeley and Boston Project Ministries - Paul Malkemes For your grassroots work in achieving a Slow Zone Program for the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle (TNT). Your vision and commitment to community empowerment is making the TNT a walkable neighborhood.
The national Vision Zero Network, led by this year's keynote speaker Leah Shahum, supports communities in developing strong leadership, policies and practices toward achieving this goal. Leah brings nearly two decades of proven success championing movements to advance active transportation. She served as the longtime Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, leading significant change on the streets and in the policies of this leading city. She also served as a policy maker on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the SF Municipal Transportation Agency, and the national Alliance for Biking and Walking.
See you on March 22nd!