WalkMedford is a non-profit pedestrian advocacy organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in Medford, Massachusetts.
It is our mission to make it easier and safer to walk in Medford by making the conditions for walking safe, convenient and attractive for everyone - and that only benefits our health, our environment and our local economy.
WalkMedford is guided and motivated by the following principles:
Encourage walking for health
Walking must be safe.
Ensure pedestrian walkways are clear and accessible year round
Walking should get you there.
Walking is transportation which builds better communities.
Walkable communities require careful design.
Streets shared by pedestrians and others are the best streets.
Advocate for consistent application of safety principles in built environment by providing frequent and safe crossing opportunities, signals, and other traffic-calming measures.
Improve behavior of drivers.
Everyone who leaves home is a pedestrian, whether in a wheelchair, stroller, or on foot - even getting into a motor vehicle or mass transit, you're a pedestrian!
Therefore, we advocate for better laws, enhanced enforcement, more sidewalks and signed crosswalks, education programs, community improvements designed for pedestrians, and increased funding to support these activities.
We look forward to helping you make our community more walkable!
What People Are Saying:
"WalkMedford is like a breath of fresh air for our city!"
"We just love the improvements WalkMedford has done in such a short time."
"WalkMedford is making great strides (pun included;) in making Medford a safer place to walk!"