The Pedestrian Plan identifies actions local governments, advocacy organizations, citizen groups, the private sector, and individuals should take to encourage walking.
Adopted and released in June 2010, the Pedestrian Plan addresses the importance of walking, describes existing pedestrian infrastructure in the Boston Region, and recommends policies and programs that will facilitate walking as a convenient, practical and safe mode of transportation.
Developing the Plan
For over a year, the Pedestrian Plan was developed by working closely with a Pedestrian Advisory Committee and has been extensively reviewed by numerous planning and transportation professionals.
In order to implement the goals and guidelines outlined in the Pedestrian Plan, a series of key Action Items have been prepared. The Action Items can serve as a checklist for municipal planners, planning boards, and advocacy groups.
Download the full document of Action Items. The action items comprise four categories:
- Complete the Pedestrian Network
- Integrate the Pedestrian Network
- Maintenance and Operation
The Pedestrian Plan
Download the entire Pedestrian Plan below.
Download the Pedestrian Plan by section:
- Regional and Local Visions
- Walking in the Boston Region
- Current Regional Practices
- Community Initiatives (1.1 MB)
- Laws, Codes and Legislation
- Pedestrian Infrastructure Design (2.6 MB)
- Action Items (1.5 MB)
- Appendix A – Boston Region Commuting Patterns & Vehicle Ownership
- Appendix B – Sidewalk Coverage by Municipality
- Appendix C – Pedestrian Fatalities within the Boston Region
- Appendix D – Pedestrian-Related Issues to consider when Reviewing Development Plans
- Appendix E – Resources
Eight maps comprise the ‘Sidewalk Coverage by Municipality’ in the Boston Region and identify whether sidewalks exist, on one side, both sides, or neither side for ‘Main Roads’ and ‘Local Roads.’
- Map 1 Insert SidewalkInv_Map1.pdf
- Map 2 Insert SidewalkInv_Map2.pdf (1.3 MB)
- Map 3 Insert SidewalkInv_Map3.pdf (1.1 MB)
- Map 4 Insert SidewalkInv_Map4.pdf (1.3 MB)
- Map 5 Insert SidewalkInv_Map5.pdf (1.2 MB)
- Map 6 Insert SidewalkInv_Map6.pdf (1.2 MB)
- Map 7 Insert SidewalkInv_Map7.pdf (1.1 MB)
- Map 8 Insert SidewalkInv_Map8.pdf (1.2 MB)
How Can I Get a Copy of the Plan?
Paper copies and CD roms of the Pedestrian Plan are available upon request. Please contact Alison Felix, Transportation Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can I Get Involved?
If you are interested in hosting a Walkable or Livable Community Workshop, please contact Eric Bourassa, Transportation Manager, at 617-451-2770, ext. 2043 or email@example.com.
- The Clean Air and Mobility Program
Comments and Questions?
If you have questions or editorial comments, please e-mail them to Eric Bourassa, Transportation Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.