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.
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.
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.
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.