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Making Massachusetts more walkable.
Making Massachusetts more walkable.

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We Did It! Kickstarter Success Closes Out 2013

Thanks to many of you - our first try at crowdfunding was a success! With the help of more than 60 backers, we were able to exceed our goal of $3000. We also received a $1000 contribution from MassPort for the map, which means we have made a full match for the $4,250 Tomfohrde Foundation grant!  

If any other organizations are considering Kickstarter, don't hesitate to reach out, we'd be happy to share what we learned.

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/456000/73a91891bb/ARCHIVE#KickstarterSuccess
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On Wednesday, November 20, join local, state, and national leaders at the 2013 Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference in exploring how development policy and practice affect our communities, and what we can do to create more great places in the Commonwealth. Hosted by ABX at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Join public, private, and civic leaders at the state’s premier sustainable development event to explore:
- How smart growth can save public and private dollars;
- Why segregated development patterns threaten our economy and what communities and regions can do about it; and
- What the next generation of smart growth policy and infrastructure will look like.

More info: 
http://walkboston.org/what-we-do/event/2013-massachusetts-smart-growth-conference

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We had amazing October late afternoon weather for our walk in Revere ending at the Wonderland T station. Thank you to Miguel Rosales, the lead Bridge Architect & President of Rosales + Partners, for leading the tour, and to Mayor Rizzo of Revere for joining us!
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"JESSE BAERKAHN BELIEVES in cities. He feeds off their energy. And he knows that unique, vibrant, inviting urban spaces don’t happen by accident. Quality urban neighborhoods take thought and long hours of work. They need champions whose job it is to steadfastly avoid the quick, easy path." 

Interesting conversation about placemaking between Jesse Baerkahn and Paul McMorrow.

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JOIN OUR 2014 BOSTON MARATHON FUNDRAISING TEAM!
WalkBoston has been selected by the John Hancock Non Profit Partners the valuable opportunity to receive charity bibs for the 118th Boston Marathon™ on April 21, 2014. We are currently recruiting charity runners and Boston Marathon™ qualified registered runners for our team.

WalkBoston is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Founded in 1990, our goal is to make walking and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation discussion.We represent over 75 cities and towns across the state. We welcome your advocacy efforts as well as your individual and corporate memberships. Every additional member strengthens WalkBoston’s voice on behalf of pedestrians across Massachusetts.

“There’s a feisty group of folks who get excited over curb cuts, sidewalk materials and lane widths.  They work tirelessly to ensure Boston is a walkable city, taking care that every development detail is scrutinized with the pedestrian in mind.”
     
-Michelle Hillman, Boston Business Journal 4/18/2005

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WalkBoston has been selected by the John Hancock Non Profit Partners the valuable opportunity to receive charity bibs for the 118th Boston Marathon™ on April 21, 2014. Please head to our site for more info on how to apply.

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September 19th E-Newsletter. In this issue:
1. Boston Mayoral Forum Recap
2. Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) Highlighted
3. Circle The City: Blue Hill Avenue 9/29
4. Guided Tour of Markey Footbridge & Plaza, Revere, MA, 10/17
5. Moving Together 2013 Conference, 10/23

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September 4th E-Newsletter. In this issue:
1. Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum. 9/17
2. Public Garden Cycletrack & Intersection Improvements Public Meeting, 9/18
3. Pedestrian & Bicycle Count Volunteer Opportunity
4. National Walking Summit, 10/1-10/3
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