WalkBoston, municipal name aside, is a statewide organization that promotes walking as transportation as well as recreation. It advocates for pedestrian-minded policies and infrastructure improvements, such as the more inviting sidewalks that are part of the upcoming reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge.
The Energize Everett program was chosen for the WalkBoston Golden Shoe Award for its work to increase access to healthier foods and lifestyles.Energize Everett has been working with area grocery stores, restaurants and convenience stores to improve access to healthier food. Incorporating the WalkBoston map will show residents that the nearest grocery store, or park, or corner store is only a few minutes walk and will encourage walking to a destination rather than driving.
Boston has seriously stepped up its efforts to create a citywide walker's paradise. To wit, WalkBoston—an initiative to make the city safer, easier to navigate on foot, greener, and more community-based, which they do by encouraging businesses and individuals to create a pro-walking atmosphere.
2:00: Team check in! This is when you will receive your sidewalk clues sheet. So don’t be late.
2:30: The hunt officially begins.
Using your sidewalk clues and tip sheet find all 15 secret objects! Take a picture with each object. Every picture must be on the same phone or camera, and every team member must have one foot in the picture - that means no splitting up!
Circle The City, Boston's first Open Streets initiative connecting people to parks, is launching on June 24, July 15 and August 5, 2012!
Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition, and the City of Boston as we walk, bike, dance and roll on open, car-free streets in and between our parks.