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.
WalkBoston knows that nothing draws a crowd like a crowd, and sometimes the only thing it takes to get community members out and walking is an interesting event. WalkBoston offers our members and community supporters dozens of opportunities a year to learn more about WalkBoston and get to know their communities on foot. From lectures and historical walks to scavenger hunts and networking events we are constantly looking for new ways to get people walking and talking about walking.
Starting Friday, pedestrians and cyclists (ok, fine, rollerbladers, too) will have a new way to get from Charlestown to Cambridge, without hopping in their car. Wendy Landman, Executive Director of Walk Boston, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts, called it “a fantastic project.”
Join LivableStreets Alliance and the BSA for a social hour that celebrates vibrant communities and the value of building connections. Learn more about the work of both organizations, and view the BSA’s new Let’s Talk About Bikes exhibition, which explores the role of the bicycle in urban centers like Boston. The social hour is free and open to everyone; light refreshments and libations will be served.