WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities.
- Our education and advocacy programs give voice to people to make their communities more walkable.
- Working with government agencies, we influence state and local transportation policies and designs.
- We develop and implement innovative programs that address accessibility, social and physical barriers to walking.
- Our work especially benefits those who depend on walking the most: people with lower incomes, seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
Since 1990 when WalkBoston became the first pedestrian advocacy group in the country, people have looked to us to lead the way on walkability issues in Massachusetts and nationally. To date, we've worked in over 100 Massachusetts communities on walkability projects. 2015 is a big year for WalkBoston - we'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary!
In addition to the marathon team, we'll be ramping up our outreach to runners over the next few months to help improve running conditions in communities across Massachusetts. Interested in that or joining the team? Email Brendan, our communications manager, to learn more - or tweet at us - @walkboston