Another Great Year Celebrated at WalkBoston Annual Event
We'd like to thank everyone who joined us on Tuesday March 18th at the Microsoft NERD Center for our 24th Annual Celebration. The financial support from individual, corporate, and foundation supporters like you provide the resources we need to make Massachusetts a better place to walk!
Congratulations to all our Golden Shoe Award Winners:
Sarah Freeman: Jamaica Plain walking advocate
Mayor Gary Christenson, Sharon Santillo, & artist Frank Stella: Malden ped activists
Revere Walk to School Champions
Karin Valentine Goins: WalkBike Worcester co-founder
We were delighted that artist Frank Stella was able to attend & receive a Golden Shoe Award. When asked about the award in comparison to other accolades he has received, Frank said it was "a lot different than anything I really expected to tell you the truth - and aesthetically speaking, it is pretty hard to do more than a shoe. I'll be very careful not to spill any paint on it."
We've posted a selection of photos on Facebook & the full photo album of high resolution photos on our Flickr page.
You can also see our new brochure "We Connect People To Walking" that has a great infographic showing WalkBoston's impact by the numbers!
In 2015, we'll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with events throughout the year. If you would like to help in the planning process, please email Brendan.
Join us April 3rd for the Bike/Walk Summit
Bike/Walk Summit @ the State House
Thurs., April 3rd, 10AM - 1PM
Speaker: Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Department of Public Health
Learn about the Mass in Motion program and other regional and local walking and biking efforts. Meet with your legislators and join us in Nurses Hall for lunch and networking.
Please contact Brendan with any questions.
WalkBoston at Sustainable Communities Conference
WalkBoston Program Director Stacey Beuttell will be presenting at this year's Massachusetts Sustainable Communities Conference at UMass Lowell on April 17th, as part of a panel on "Sustainability & Mobility: Choices for modes of travel are expanding to meet local interests on campuses & in communities."
Walk with Mayor Walsh and WalkBoston in Dudley Square!
We hope you'll join us in May for the WalkBoston Annual Walk
Thurs., May 8th, 5 - 7 PM. Mayor Walsh will be joining us!
More info at http://dudleysquarewalk.eventbrite.com
Co-hosted by WalkBoston and: ACE, Boston Housing Authority, Discover Roxbury, Dudley Square Main Streets, Dudley Square Neighborhood Initiative, Madison Park Development Corporation, Nuestra Communidad
Thank you to our corporate sponsors:
Boston Society of Architects
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
Goody, Clancy & Associates
Goulston & Storrs
Microsoft NERD Center
Toole Design Group
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
See past enewsletters at www.walkboston.org/enewsletters