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Acushnet Avenue Walk Assessment

Acushnet Avenue Walk Assessment

The Acushnet Avenue neighborhood walk assessment supplements the great efforts of the Love the Ave initiative, facilitated by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, and the recent City of New Bedford’s road safety improvements in the neighborhood. WalkBoston connected with the Love the Ave initiative after a MassDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement and Awareness Program follow-up meeting. The Community Economic Development Center (CEDC), a community stakeholder and member of the Love the Ave initiative, hosted a meeting to discuss the value of a walk assessment to increase pedestrian safety in the neighborhood, particularly along Belleville Avenue, which separates residential districts from Riverside Park.

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Walk Audit Weymouth

Walk Audit Weymouth

Weymouth has many of the attributes of a walkable community including a street system that has interconnected blocks of moderate size, a mix of land uses within reasonable proximity of many residents, a number of commercial areas that include a variety of civic uses, a mix of housing types including multi- family buildings and a wide mix of single family housing types, parks that are interspersed into many neighborhoods and a varied topography and landscape including both ponds and sea shore. In addition, Weymouth has a mix of transit services including both commuter rail and bus. This too provides an important backbone for a walkable place.

Read the full report here:
WalkBoston-WalkAudit-Weymouth

Downtown Gardner Walk Audit

Downtown Gardner Walk Audit

Downtown Gardner was chosen as the study area in which workshop participants practiced their observation and analysis skills. This walk audit report serves as an example of the content, detail and recommendations contained in a typical walkability assessment.

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