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Wellington Circle all tied up - again

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.

Health Department, Energize Everett Get High Honors from U.S. Surgeon General

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.

Start Walking: WalkBoston Belmont Map Now Available

"Grab a map and start walking," said Jay Szklut, Belmont's planning and economic development manager, at the conclusion of the public unveiling of walkBoston's map of walking routes around Belmont.

The 25 Best Cities for Walking

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.

A Data-Driven Case for Walkability

Good stuff, and important, too. WalkBoston’s website is chock-full of more information on the group’s activities, policy issues, and even maps of great walking routes in and around Boston.

Gloucester

Local teens helped find walks to take on routes that are not often traveled. They came up with this list that is a challenge for locals of all ages – for the teens as well!

Belmont

Belmont is an ideal community for walking, with its varied neigh- borhoods, hilly terrain and vibrant commercial areas.

Step On It - Boston's Sidewalk Scavenger Hunt

Step On It - Boston's Sidewalk Scavenger Hunt
Think you know all about Boston? Prove it!
Saturday July 21, 2012

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 Celebration

Walk with WalkBoston during Boston's first Circle the City event

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.

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