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Active Transportation Resources

Those wishing to learn more about Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety may find these sites helpful:

  • Massachusetts Safe Routes to Schools is a program of the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Transportation that promotes healthy alternatives for children and parents in their travel to and from school.
  • The Boston Region's Pedestrian Transportation Plan (2010) produced by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and funded by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Council (MPO).
  • The Regional Bicycle Plan (March 2007) produced by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and funded by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). 
  • WalkBoston is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.
  • The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes bike usage and protects the interests of the bicycling public.
  • LivableStreets Alliance is a Cambridge-based non-profit that believes urban transportation has the power to make Boston a more connected, livable city.
  • The National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and aims to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity.
  • The National Center for Bicycling and Walking aims to change the way communities are planned, designed and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely and regularly.
  • The Committee encourages compliance with the Planning Board's Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines.
  • The Committee worked with the Department of Public Works and Planning Board to adopt a Complete Streets Policy for Westwood.