Tag Archives: walkability

State Announces $4 Million in MassTrails Grants to 55 Communities

The Baker Administration awarded $4 million in MassTrails Grants to 55 local trail projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants will support the state’s vast network of trails with projects dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths. Continue reading

New WalkBoston Guides Offer Infrastructure Improvements and Policies to Promote Age-Friendly Walking

As communities continue to look at safe reopening practices during COVID-19, WalkBoston is releasing a timely pair of resources aimed at improving physical infrastructure and highlighting policies that promote age-friendly walking. Continue reading

New Walk Audit Worksheets Available for Communities Working to Become Age-Friendly

The new AARP Walk Audit Worksheets are easy to print from home, easy to complete, and easy to use by anyone who want to make their community more livable and pedestrian-friendly for people of all ages. Each worksheet can be used on its own or in combination. Each can be printed anew for observing a different street or block. Continue reading

NACTO Releases ‘Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery’ Resource

As communities work to reopen and recover from COVID-19 and the appetite for re-imagining streets and public spaces improves, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a resource displaying transportation and street design practices in response to the pandemic. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassDOT and Barr Foundation Announce ‘Shared Streets & Spaces” Opportunity

MassDOT, in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process.

This builds off the recently announced “Streets for Recovery” funding opportunity from the Solomon Foundation – all of which provide incredible opportunities for age-and dementia friendly community stakeholders. Continue reading

New Complete Streets Funding Awards Provides $8.1 Million to Improve Accessibility in Communities

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale and other local leaders in Fitchburg to announce the latest round of Complete Streets Funding Program awards, totaling $8.1 million in funding to 24 communities. Continue reading