To prod residents to hoof it, towns map out walking routes

If you live in Milford or Franklin, you no longer have an excuse not to get out and walk. Through a collaboration between the two towns, the nonprofit WalkBoston organization, and the Hockomock Area YMCA, each community now has its own downtown walking map outlined with numerous routes, time markers, and various points of interest.

White House honors leading member of pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston

Robert Sloane, a senior project manager for WalkBoston and a former assistant transportation secretary for the state, was recognized last week as one of 14 “Transportation Innovators,” who were selected from candidates across the country by the White House’s “Champions for Change” program.

Bob Sloane Champion of Change

On July 31, 2012, the White House honored leaders who have devoted their time and efforts to helping their communities reach new heights through transportation innovation.

Public Participation

Public Participation [walk-by visioning] and [one-on-one merchant interviews]  WalkBoston received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration in 2009 to explore ways to find new tools to increase the number and diversity of people and merchants participating in community planning. This research developed anew method of public participation we call Walk-by visioning, as well as use of one-on-one merchant interviews. 

Do you know Boston enough to Step On It?

WalkBoston's sidewalk scavenger hunt was named a not to miss weekend event by the Metro. "WalkBoston is preparing to host 'Step On It,' its first ever sidewalk scavenger hunt, in Downtown Boston."

Family Fit Summer Event

For moms, dads, and even the kids
Meet at the Golf Clubhouse 
Stretch, exercise and walk - learn how to get fit with your children even if you're a busy parent.

Sponsored and led by OperationFITMOM
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Walk The Walk - it’s official it pays off

American Meteorological Society

A Corporate Members Event

As a thank you to our corporate members WalkBoston has arranged a special viewing of our Good Walking is Good Business presentation. Learn how dollar for dollar, the returns of a walkable neighborhood are impressive, from more customers to healthier, more productive employees.


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