This walk is part of WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary celebration in 2015; we hope you can join us for future events including a Longfellow Bridge walk later this fall. Info on all these events and previous events can be found on the WalkBoston website.
This walk is part of WalkBoston's 25th Anniversary celebration in 2015; we hope you can join us for future events: Worcester Walk in June, Springfield Walk in July, and a Longfellow Bridge walk later this fall. Info on all these events and previous events can be found on the WalkBoston website.
Tentative route includes Ashmont, the Talbot Norfolk Triangle, and ending in Codman Square.
Map of the route will be shared soon. Please RSVP at walkdot.eventbrite.com Thanks for your interest and see you on 5/20!
We hope you'll join WalkBoston and many Somerville co-hosts for a point to point walk after work in Somerville on April 28th! The walk will start on Lower Broadway at the intersection of Mt Vernon Street and Broadway - steps from the Sullivan Square MBTA Station - and finish at Slumbrew's American Fresh Taproom at Assembly Row, steps from the Assembly MBTA Station. Groups will head out onto the route as they are filled, with the last group departing around 6pm (The 1.5mile route will take about an hour including the 5 speaker location stops).
Transit improvement is a hot topic. Perhaps this was exacerbated by the horrible week on the T, but many members of the audience focused on the opportunity for improved infrastructure. Davey, whose last job was as the state’s secretary of transportation, eagerly took most of those questions on. At least two people at the meeting suggested Boston 2024’s transportation plans don’t go far enough, and that the group should utilize the Olympics bid to connect North and South stations by rail—long on the wishlist of transit activists.
Brendan Kearney, communications manager for WalkBoston, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving walking conditions, urged parade spectators to use caution.
“It’s going to be difficult for pedestrians to even walk down the sidewalks, let alone try to see over giant snow mounds,’’ Kearney said.
BOSTON PRIDES itself on being a walkable city, but if that’s to be true in the winter, City Hall needs to pay more attention to getting the pedestrian details right. With more bad weather looming, that should be one big takeaway from this winter’s first two big storms. At times when the MBTA is turning in another of its late and lamentable storm performances and driving in the city is nightmarish, foot travel is an alternative the city should work hard to enable.
But there City Hall has fallen down on the job.
On a bright Tuesday morning, in Boston’s western neighborhood of Allston, a small group of locals with picket signs crowds onto a little wedge of concrete. They’re standing on Cambridge Street, right where a highway on-ramp splits off from the fiercely busy six-lane road that has been a sore point for years.
The senior champions program is a good community partnership aimed at addressing a big problem in clear view that has been neglected as people zip by in their cars. No road maintenance program in the city can be complete without also ensuring safer pedestrian travel.
Kearney’s point is the situation isn’t safe for the guy with the stroller, or really any pedestrians these days. Unshoveled or half-shoveled sidewalks and tall mounds of snow blocking sidewalks from intersections make difficult obstacle courses for the most able-bodied. Everyone from walkers to people in wheelchairs are forced out onto the streets, and then forced to scatter when cars appear.