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:
When we think of "public participation" in the planning process, what comes to mind? It probably looks something like this: A weekday evening, a half-full school auditorium, where the same handful of advocates and concerned citizens voice their opinions, as they have many times before. What's often missing is the voice of the average citizen.
The Jan. 31 accident, one of two fatal accidents this year in Quincy, highlights pedestrian habits that police, the mayor and city officials are seeking to break through a forthcoming public education campaign
The map – a pdf version is attached to this web page – displays walking routes that residents and visitors can take to explore neighborhoods, to walk from one center to another, seek out historic houses and barns and to enjoy the town's conservation lands such as Lone Tree Hill and Rock Meadow.
“A lot of the work we do in more urban communities is utilitarian walking … geared toward walking as a practical, inexpensive form of transportation,” said Joseph Cutrufo, walkBoston’s program coordinator. “In MetroWest, it’s a little harder to do that. Most people own cars. It’s hard to fit walking into your day to do anything besides exercise.”
This year, WalkBoston came across the Charles River to Cambridge for their annual meeting, and we were really happy to attend. It was exciting to see so many walkers of all ages turn out with their walking shoes on.