Our legislators are currently making decisions that will define what kind of
transportation system the Bay State will have for generations to come. Will we
as a Commonwealth make the necessary investments in our transit systems,
roads, bridges and sidewalks? Will we position our economy for the 21st
century? Or will we continue to “kick the can” on the issue and struggle with
broken down trains, potholes and crushing debt?
Over 200 people are expected to gather near North Station then hike over the new North Bank pedestrian bridge, which curves under the Zakim Bridge and over the MBTA commuter rail tracks. The walk will not only raise money for WalkBoston, but will celebrate what organizers describe as “an essential link” between the riverfront parks.
Want to advocate for improved walking and biking infrastructure, but not sure how to start? Anywhere you live, there is likely to be a walking or biking non-profit ready to help you get involved or be a voice for change. From group bike rides to lobbying tools to encouraging kids to walk or bike more—a bevy of resources is at your fingertips.
Submitted by WalkBoston on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 12:32pm
The reclaimed Half Mile is the site of a beautiful new walking facility: the North Bank Bridge, a 690-foot pathway that curves under the Zakim Bridge and over the MBTA commuter rails that used to be an impassable barrier. The bridge is one of three that are planned. The second will be a walkway attached to the MBTA rail bridge over the river into North Station. The third, a South Bank Bridge, will connect Charles River walkways along the Boston side of the river to the HarborWalk in a richly historic and highly visited area.
This toolkit is intended to provide guidance to the individual who will plan and lead pedestirian safety training at a school. For most communities, walking as a way to get to and from places has become less frequent, while vehicle travel has increased. This means that many children may not have a lot of walking experience or have not learned walking safety lessons at home.