Programs and Resources
Bos311 Enables citizens to report non-emergency issues such as: broken street signs or traffic signals, faded crosswalks, or other impediments to active travel.
Vision Zero Works to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes and tracks traffic-related safety issues via the “Tell Us Your Safety Concerns” app
Walk Boston Makes walking safer and easier to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities; offers information on conducting walk audits; walk maps; and supportive publications.
Boston Bikes Aims to make safe and inviting conditions for biking; sponsors events; and provides resources such as bike maps and safety tips.
Bikes Not Bombs Uses bicycling as a vehicle for social change; offers youth programs, bike repairs, and earn-a-bike programs to mobilize youth and adult leaders.
State and National Partners
Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) SRTS Through federal funding, works with schools across the Commonwealth to promote safe walking and biking to school. Offers a number of resources and assistance.
National Center for Safe Routes to School The National Center serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program, and provides technical support, resources, and program data.
Safe Routes to School Partnership This non-profit organization supports safe routes efforts through policy change and resources, including challenges such as “Fire Up Your Feet.”
Pedestrian Safety Education
The Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teaches and encourages pedestrian safety for students grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Each of the five lessons builds upon the previous set of skills learned.
Pedestrian Safer Journey Helps educators and parents teach pedestrian safety skills through age-appropriate videos accompanied by a quiz or discussion points.