Why are Pedestrian Deaths Rising?

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.

MOVING TOGETHER 2012

MT12 is MassDOT’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference. This year’s focus is

MODE SHIFT TO A HEALTHIER STATE

The conference will be held Wednesday, October 17, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM, at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA

Technology Square Transportation Day and Tenant Appreciation event

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 hborcherding@walkboston.org.

 

Walks with Wendy

Join us for Walks with Wendy

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.

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.

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