Tag: curb ramps

#ClearCurbCuts links

#ClearCurbCuts links

We’re happy that people have found the need to clear curb cuts an important story. We list media clips on our website, but we’ve listed below some of the social media links and media coverage this particular project received. Please let us know if we missed any others that you’ve seen and we can try and keep this current.

This video was also shared to Twitter & Facebook

Boston Globe: “Letters – Snow removal shouldn’t leave treacherous terrain behind for wheelchair users“
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2018/01/12/snow-removal-shouldn-leave-treacherous-terrain-behind-for-wheelchair-users/yJPfm14Dy8RGCQTcfppWsN/story.html

South End News: “#ClearCurbCuts”
http://www.mysouthend.com/news//news//254529

WCVB: “Snowbanks, ice leave city an obstacle course“
http://www.wcvb.com/article/snowbanks-ice-leave-city-an-obstacle-course/15065097

WBUR: “Mobility Challenges In The Boston Snow“
http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2018/01/11/mobility-boston-snow

Mobility Challenges In The Boston Snow

Mobility Challenges In The Boston Snow


WBUR: “Mobility Challenges In The Boston Snow

Navigating a city with snow on the ground is difficult enough as it is, but what about for mobility impaired residents?

WalkBoston, a nonprofit that makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts, produced a video about Amy Corcoran Hunt that draws attention to the mobility challenges that poor plowing and shoveling can bring.

Posted January 11, 2018

Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

Melrose High School/Middle School Campus Bicycle and Pedestrian Accessibility Project: Final Report

WalkBoston and WatsonActive observed Middle School/High School arrival on April 25 and 27, 2017. Dismissal was not observed, as the traffic and safety issues identified by the key informants were focused on arrival. Additional infrastructure observations were also made.

The City Engineer requested a preliminary report recommending a project for possible inclusion in the City’s Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. WalkBoston and WatsonActive delivered a report of infrastructure recommendations for Melrose Street on April 28, 2017.

With the assistance of the MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program, online travel surveys were administered for both the High School and Middle School. These surveys collected information about how far away from school students live and their travel modes in the morning and afternoon. An additional parking survey was administered only to High School students who drive themselves to school. The High School travel and parking surveys were administered to students during class on June 6, 2017.

The Middle School travel survey was made available to Middle School parents from May 24 to June 12, 2017. Due to low initial participation, the Middle School travel survey was re-administered from June 14-30, 2017.

High School student focus groups were conducted on June 13, 2017 at Melrose High School.

Read the full report here:

WalkBoston-MelroseCampusBikePedProject-Final Report

Old Hill Neighborhood Walk Audit Springfield

Old Hill Neighborhood Walk Audit Springfield

WalkBoston conducted a walk assessment in the Old Hill neighborhood at the request of Way Finders staff (formerly HAP Housing) and Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). WalkBoston is assisting HHS in its implementation of walkability principles throughout Springfield under a CDC grant known as 1422. Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood also received a grant (know as the Healthy Hill Initiative) from the national awards program, BUILD Health Challenge that focuses on improving public health by addressing the 3 Ps of Policy, Physical Infrastructure and Programs. The Healthy Hill Initiative (HHI) is improving public safety by engaging residents of all ages in fitness activities that put eyes on the street and children playing in underutilized parks. Way Finders is one of the HHI partners.

Read the full report here:
WalkBoston-OldHillNeighborhoodWalkAssessment-Springfield