Northborough – As part of Northborough’s “Building a Healthy Northborough” initiative, the town is partnering with WalkBoston on a new walking map. “WalkBoston focuses on getting people outside and walking on sidewalks,” said Joubert. “We planned the routes in town around the emphasis on using sidewalks. I initially selected the routes due to their scenic quality and varied distances. The routes are not physically marked on the streets, but the maps are easy to follow.
Please join the Boston Redevelopment Authority and their consultants Utile Inc. and Noble & Wickersham, for a public meeting to review the City’s approach for developing zoning to implement the Greenway District Planning Study Guidelines.
Submitted by WalkBoston on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 3:46pm
Connecting to Boston history
Over more than 300 years, Downtown Boston and nearby neighborhoods have been the site of many important historical events. Many buildings remain to illustrate that history. In this small area of about one square mile, distances are so short that many find it easy to cross the entire area on foot. There are also buses and subways which crisscross the area and can help you get to where you want to go.
Local businesses thrive in densely-populated, walkable communities. According to the presentation, workplace fitness and wellness programs have been shown to reduce employer health-care costs by 20 to 50 percent. Working in a walkable community allows employees of local businesses to walk to work, lunch or any other destination they may need to go to during the workday.