Teens, seniors wanted to measure traffic speeds in Brookline

Seniors and teens walk more than other people, according to WalkBoston. Many teens walk because they are too young to drive or don’t have access to cars.

Snow-covered sidewalks, cleanup complicate parade plans

As if it wasn’t enough to clear Boston’s streets after two major snow storms, municipal workers now must prepare a parade route to bring the champion New England Patriots on a victory ride through the city — an undertaking that has some worried about pedestrian safety.

25th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to the 200+ people, including many previous Golden Shoe Award winners, who came out to the Microsoft NERD Center on March 25th to celebrate WalkBoston's 25 years of helping to make Massachusetts more walkable! 

Pounding the Pavement, Seniors study city's sidewalk conditions

Drivers whizzing through intersections and over city streets may complain of potholes, but some of Fall River's sidwalks could rival even the deepest of road craters. Walkers, especially the elderly and disabled, can attest to the sometimes deplorable conditions of city sidewalks. "There's nothing like getting out of the car and walking," said Julie Kelly, coordinator of Mass in Motion, who implemented a project to audit city neighborhoods that get the most foot traffic.


Kickstarter contributions from over 60 individuals and organizations successfully met a challenge grant from the John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation. Special contributions came from: Modell’s Sporting Goods, Revere School Committee member Carol Tye, Karla and Richard Karash and the Massachusetts Port Authority.


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