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.

Walk Boston to award pedestrian activists

On Tuesday, non-profit Walk Boston will honor two local officials during their annual celebration. The Golden Shoe Award is given to up to five recipients for their work improving pedestrian conditions. For the twenty-fourth annual celebration, two Malden residents – local artist and community advocate Sharon Santillo as well as the Mayor of Malden Gary Christenson – will be honored.

Boston Greenbelt Walk

BOSTON GREENBELT WALK
  
Saturday, May 17
7:00am
 
Walk all or part of the inaugural Boston Greenbelt walk, a one-day, 30-mile walk through the inner suburbs of Boston: from Oak Grove Station in Malden to Riverside Station in Newton. Start place: Oak Grove MBTA Station 
  
There will be optional starting locations in Winchester Center, Lexington Center and in Waltham.  This way people interested in all distances can participate.
 

Natick Aqueduct Trail Official Opening

  
Thursday April 24
10:30am-12:30pm
 
Join MAPC, Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Richard K Sullivan  & MWRA Executive Director Frederick A Laskey to celebrate the official opening of the Natick Aqueduct Trail with a ribbon cutting & a springtime stroll along the trail.
 
Trailhead
Memorial School
(rear parking lot)
107 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760

For more information, email communications@mapc.org

Boston Bike Community Lobbies for Passage of Two Bike Protection Bills

Members of Boston's biking community took to the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill to participate in the 2014 Bike/Walk Summit Thursday afternoon to lobby for the passage of two bike and pedestrian protection bills. The event was spearheaded by MassBike and WalkBoston who hosted Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett as their speaker in Nurses Hall.

We Connect People To Walking (WalkBoston By The Numbers)

We Connect People To Walking  Since 1990 when WalkBoston became the first pedestrian advocacy group in the country, people have looked to us to lead the way on walkability issues in Massachusetts and nationally. Here is a look at WalkBoston's work "by the numbers."

AWARD Malden pedestrian program wins recognition

It’s official: Malden has an award-winning program to make the city more pedestrian friendly. The city’s efforts were recently recognized by the non-profit WalkBoston, which will present a Golden Shoe award to Mayor Gary Christenson and walking advocate Sharon Santillo on March 18. WalkBoston is a Massachusetts nonprofit committed to improving walking conditions and pedestrian safety. According to its website, the organization was founded in 1990, and represents more than 75 towns and cities across the state.

"How Pedestrian Friendly Is Our Neighborhood?" - Walk Audit in Ashmont

How Pedestrian Friendly Is Our Neighborhood? 
 
RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 26th DUE TO WEATHER:

Come explore this question and uncover opportunities at a Workshop and Walk Audit of the Ashmont/Peabody Square Area! 

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