2013 Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference

On Wednesday, November 20, join local, state, and national leaders at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in exploring how development policy and practice affect our communities, and what we can do to create more great places in the Commonwealth.

Halloween Is One Of The Deadliest Days For Pedestrians: AAA has list of safety tips for concerned parents

"For pedestrians, it's the best pedestrian holiday," Landman said. "It's a holiday all about walking, so it's a pretty great holiday. A lot of communities do special traffic-safety measures, so you can pick some neighborhoods where those are in place and where people are more aware." The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has a couple of safety tips for both trick-or-treaters and drivers. They're specifically for Halloween, but they're also effective for other days as well

Tour: From the Foot of the Rocks to the Alms House Site

From the Foot of the Rocks to the Alms House Site 

A historical walking tour led by Edward W. Gordon
Saturday, 2 November 2013, 9:15AM

Walking in Arlington and the Old Schwamb Mill present our Fall 2013 Walking Tour: From Foot of the Rocks to the Alms House Site: Exploring Arlington’s Late 19th and Early 20th Century Streetcar Suburban Developments North of the Minute Man Bike Path. The date is Saturday, November 2nd, meeting for a light breakfast at 8:45am and setting out walking at 9:15am. Meeting place will be sent when you register.

White Cane Day at the State House

White Cane Day at the State House 
October 15, 2013, 10am-12pm

Figure 1 Stick Figure with White Cane

WalktoberFest 2013

WalktoberFest 2013
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Saturday, Oct. 26th 2PM
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New England Transportation Conference - Turning the Corner: Celebrating TDM Successes

This year’s conference will feature presentations by professionals from a wide range of organizations that are embracing multiple forms of successful commuter initiatives. Special guests will include: State Sen. John Keenan, Zipcar President and COO Mark Norman, and Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman.

Belchertown group eyes pedestrian access in town

BELCHERTOWN – Participants at a workshop Thursday about improving the Belchertown walk experience recommended more sidewalks and better markings at existing crosswalks. Specific recommendations included refreshing the paint at crosswalks and extending the sidewalk beyond Chestnut Hill school to the courthouse.

Walk Your Way To Health

Regular activity, like walking, is hard to beat when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. It lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and osteoporosis, helps keep weight in check and boosts your mood. As the first and most fundamental form of transportation and physical activity, walking is fun and easy for people of every age, income, or ability. At WalkBoston, we’re dedicated to promoting walking for health, transportation, and recreation in all cities across Massachusetts.

Newton Center pedestrians feel less safe

Dorothea Hass, senior project manager for the pedestrian advocacy group, Walk Boston, said that her group often supports concurrent signalization because it shortens the pedestrian wait for traffic, but never at the expense of safety. “I think this intersection is unsafe and the [designer’s] primary concern has been vehicular movement,” said Hass. “I’m shocked that they haven’t given more consideration to pedestrian safety.”

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