Boston Area Named Safest Place for Pedestrians in US

This city was made for walking. A new report by an urban planning group has rated the Greater Boston area as the safest place for pedestrians in America.

Boston Is Safest Metro Region For Pedestrians, Report Finds

The Boston metro area is the safest place in the country for pedestrians, according to a report out Tuesday from the advocacy group Smart Growth America. Among the 51 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, the Boston region — which stretches from Quincy to southern New Hampshire — had the lowest number of pedestrian deaths relative to the number of people who walk to work. The report says there were 476 pedestrian fatalities between 2003 and 2012. WalkBoston, an organization that aims to make walking safer and easier in Massachusetts, says that while the region is ranked No.

Greenway Ramp Parcel Study - public meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and The Boston Redevelopment Authority

invite you to attend the first public meeting on the Greenway Ramp Parcel Study

HTC Advisory Council Meeting

Potential activities for the HTC Advisory Council:
  1. Develop case studies:

Cities get funds for bike, pedestrian safety

Fall River and 11 other communities with high rates of car crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are getting federal funding for a new safety campaign.

Quincy receiving grant to improve bike and pedestrian safety

QUINCY – A dozen communities with high rates of car accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists are getting federal funding for a new safety campaign. “It’s really exciting that Massachusetts is doing this,” said Wendy Landman, executive director of WalkBoston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving pedestrian conditions throughout the state.

In a first, highway safety grant program focuses on bikes and pedestrians

A new program announced this week by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation seeks to raise awareness about bike and pedestrian safety in 12 Massachusetts towns by training police in laws related to cyclists and those on foot. That training will help them regulate commuters of all modes who violate the rules of the road.

MassDOT launches biker safety program

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents involving bikers and pedestrians, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is launching a new safety awareness and enforcement program. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program will provide $461,851 in federal highway safety funding, which will support partnerships with local officials, police departments, MassBike and WalkBoston. These funds will go to getting police officers more involved in pedestrian and bicycle issues and an awareness campaign.

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