About Wendy Landman, Senior Policy Advisor, WalkBoston

Wendy Landman is Senior Policy Advisor at WalkBoston. She served as Executive Director of WalkBoston from 2004-2019 where she led the organization’s growth into a statewide advocacy presence with leaders in state and municipal government, the non-profit community, and community-based organizations. Key programs underway address Vision Zero, Age Friendly Communities, rural walking and multi-modal transportation policies. Wendy currently serves as Board Vice President of America Walks.

Brendan Kearney is the Communications Director for WalkBoston where he manages outreach and communications through WalkBoston’s email and print newsletters, website, social media, and Ped 101 training programs. Brendan is also a key member of the Vision Zero team at WalkBoston and sits on the City of Boston’s Vision Zero Task Force.

5 Ways to Make Our Cities More Age-Friendly

Cities and towns across Massachusetts are starting bench programs, and helping seniors to stay active and healthy by making it easier for them to continue walking in their neighborhoods. As with many improvements to the walking environment, small changes can make a big difference in the quality of life for all members of the community.

For Walkers, The Last Six Inches are Important

It is no surprise to those of us in the walking advocacy world that making bus stops accessible and linked to neighborhood sidewalks can increase bus ridership and reduce the number of para-transit trips that are called for. This is a logical outcome of thinking about how people make real life choices about how to get around. What this research demonstrates is an amazing win-win-win for walking and transit advocates. It shows how we can shift trips from autos to transit; give more people more independence by making it possible for them to use regular bus service rather than setting up special, scheduled para-transit trips (some of which require appointments to be made at least 24 hours in advance and only for specified purposes); and save money for transit systems over the long run.

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