Today we talk with Robert Sloane, the founder of WalkBoston. Sloane was recently honored at the White House for his efforts to promote walking in Boston. WalkBoston advocates for investment in "walking infrastructure," and hopes to get communities together to support this primal, primary method of transportation.
Submitted by WalkBoston on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 6:23pm
You can go anywhere on foot. Many destinations in Franklin are no more than a 10-minute walk apart – and many are even closer than that. You’ll be surprised how short the walks are – from homes, schools, downtown businesses and shopping centers to all parts of town.
Here’s a traffic safety fact: You don’t really know if an increase in the raw number of pedestrian fatalities really represents an upward trend unless you know how many pedestrians there are and how many miles they’ve walked. That didn’t stop the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from releasing a micro report on the subject, based on data collected for its annual compendium of crash statistics Traffic Safety Facts. Wendy Landman, executive director of WalkBoston, says “What this report doesn’t get into is exposure,” Landman says.
Wednesday, September 12th Technology Square's Annual Transportation Day and Tenant Appreciation event
WalkBoston is looking for two volunteers that will help us staff a WalkBoston table for all or part of the morning. This event offers an opportunity to showcase our or organization to employees of the many tenants at Technology Square. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Hillary Borcherding at email@example.com.
Wed., August. 29th [Noon, 45 School Street, Boston MA] Join WalkBoston Executive Director Wendy Landman for a new series of midday walks.
We depend on you, our supporters, to act as our eyes and ears on the streets and sidewalks of your community. Your concerns and needs drive our policy and advocacy work, so grab your walking shoes and head over for an hour of walking and informal conversation.