Walkers' Choice 2011

Introduced in 2010 to promote the theme “Good Walking is Good Business,” the Walkers' Choice Award honors the business community’s efforts in creating lively, walker-friendly places. The Walkers' Choice  Award recognizes businesses, retailers, or institutions that go above and beyond the basics to create lively and inviting environments for pedestrians. People who walk know that life takes place on foot. Sidewalks and streets are much more than corridors to move people from one place to the next—with thoughtful and creative design and care they can be engaging and meaningful public place

JP Centre/South Main Streets First Thursday Program, Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain’s First Thursday gives businesses, residents and visitors another way to connect, showcasing local artists’ works in more than 35 businesses. Held every month year-round, First Thursday’s mission is to enhance and strengthen the Jamaica Plain Centre/South business district to become a vibrant center of commercial and community activities for JP and surrounding communities. Participants walk the sidewalks and catch up with neighbors or make new friends, get some exercise, and build a stronger community.