WalkBoston, a pedestrian advocacy group, tweeted that “we’re certainly in favor of trying things out!”
In a follow up e-mail, Brendan Kearney, the group’s spokesman, said sections of the Back Bay near Newbury Street could be a great choice.
“WalkBoston is supportive of open streets programs to allow people to be more active and engaged in their community, while also giving residents and visitors the opportunity to safely use one of the city’s largest assets, our streets, in a way they normally are unable to,” he said.
In 2016, WalkBoston is rolling out free, beginner pedestrian advocacy trainings we’ve titled "Ped 101,” and we'd love you to come! Our goal is to help build the constituency of people that are comfortable to speak up for walking in their own community.