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Your contributions throughout the years have helped WalkBoston expand our programs to over 103 communities in order to meet the growing demand for safe and attractive walking conditions across the Commonwealth. Learn more about what we're planning!

Walkability creates community

Somerville was honored at WalkBoston’s 25th anniversary gala last week, where I accepted a Golden Shoe Award on behalf of all our community partners who have worked tirelessly to advocate and help us build a walkable community. We are committed to making Somerville the most walkable, bikeable, transit-accessible city in the nation, and the data behind walkable neighborhoods make the benefits clear. Transportation costs for families are lower, while sales for local businesses are higher.

Boston Marathon 2015 Runner Profile: Kevin Handly, of Jamaica Plain

Kevin is running in the Boston Marathon for the fifth time. Boston Marathon 2015 Runner Profile: Kevin Handly, of Jamaica Plain Name: Kevin Handly Age: 62 Profession: I am a corporate and bank regulatory attorney. Marathon experience: This will be my 5th Boston Marathon, my 8th overall. Reason for running: I run the Boston Marathon because I can, because Susan Hurley and all my other charity team running mates are doing it, because I don’t have tickets to the Red Sox game that day and because there is no better, more joyful way to celebrate living in this great city of ours.

The Case For More Car-Free Zones in Downtown Boston

"A unifying theme is slowing things down so it is safer for all users, reclaiming/opening alleys to connect the city more and eliminating large blocks," said Brendan Kearney, spokesperson for pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston.

Boston City Council Official Resolution - Ann Hershfang Day

Official Resolution OFFERED BY CITY COUNCILOR Michelle Wu WHEREAS: Ann Hershfang was born on May 1, 1935; and Ann and her husband Herbert purchased their home on West Rutland Square in the South End in 1965 and have been fixtures in the local community ever since; and WHEREAS: Ann and Herbert raised their two daughters, Rachel and Jennifer, in the South End and contributed greatly to the Boston Public Schools as active parents at the Rice-Bancroft School; and WHEREAS: In the 1970’s Ann became the first woman appointed to the Board of the Massachusetts Port Authority because of her tra

Active Streets, Healthy Families, Equitable Communities

Active Streets, Healthy Families, Equitable Communities Monday, May 11, 2015 11 am—12 pm State House, Room 222

Learn how improving access to safe and affordable transportation choices, including public transit, walking, and biking, can help combat health inequities and expand access to opportunity.


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