Date(s) - 03/29/2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fort Point Room/Atlantic Wharf
Join WalkBoston for our 28th Annual Celebration. Learn more about what we are doing to make Massachusetts more walkable and safer for all pedestrians to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities.
Our education and advocacy programs give voice to people to make their communities more walkable. We develop and implement innovative programs that address social and physical barriers to walking.
Below are some profound statistics of our positive impact across Massachusetts communities:
- 115+ of 351 municipalities in Massachusetts have been helped by WalkBoston programs;
- 10,000+ elementary students learned how to walk safely in 50+ municipalities;
- $12+ billion worth of projects were reviewed for walkability on 40+ real estate project designs;
- 65+ walking maps prepared with municipalities;
- 18,700+ children walked in 8 municipal Safe Routes to School programs;
- 120+ golden shoe awards to walking advocates;
- 31+ communities were provided with advocacy training for residents; and
- 70+ walking audits led with residents in 31+.
In 1990, four WalkBoston founders sat at a table in a small Boston diner discussing their passion and united commitment to advocate for safe walking environments. They joined concerned residents and from their combined efforts WalkBoston was created.
WalkBoston is the first pedestrian advocacy group in the country and people have looked to us to lead the way on walkability issues in Massachusetts. On the state level, we work with cities, towns and statewide groups and serve as the primary pedestrian voice on many transportation and health projects. On the local level, we develop effective programs by reaching out to grassroots organizations, local communities and residents, responding to their requests for assistance and technical advice.
When physical barriers or lack of safety prevent people from walking in their communities, life is less fun, less healthy, less social and less vibrant. WalkBoston has been changing that every day for the past 28 years by making walking easier and safer across Massachusetts.