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.

Young Environmentalist Program

This summer's YEP session kicks off on Wednesday, June 20th from 12:00 to 1:15 @ ELM. We'll launch the program with a lively discussion and overview of MA's environmental priorities and challenges. This first session will help provide a lay of the land as well as a framework for future sessions. A tentative schedule is as follows:

Young Environmentalist Program

This summer's YEP session kicks off on Wednesday, June 20th from 12:00 to 1:15 @ ELM. We'll launch the program with a lively discussion and overview of MA's environmental priorities and challenges. This first session will help provide a lay of the land as well as a framework for future sessions. A tentative schedule is as follows:

Walking Tour of Blueback Herring River Route

In collaboration with the Inner Core Committee, MetroFuture Walks & Talks will be hosting an afternoon walk along the Blueback Herring River Route in Somerville.  In the fall of 2009 the City of Somerville was awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to create new opportunities for the community to access and enjoy the Mystic River.  One component was to develop a safe pedestrian route from Foss Park to the Blessing of the Bay boathouse called the Blueback Herring River Route.  We will gather at the Mystic Activity Center for a brief overview of the project and then we

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