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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is committed to promoting walking as an important mode that can help reduce emissions and support healthy lifestyles, consistent with our GreenDOT policy and Healthy Transportation Compact.
 
The 1998 Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan serves as a guide to state, regional, and local transportation to better serve walkers. The plan's recommendations aim at delivering a more pedestrian-focused transportation system that connects with other healthy transportation networks.

You may download or view the entire plan by clicking here (3.86MB) or selecting individual chapters below.
Chapter PDF File (File Size)

1

Introduction

01.PDF (74k)

2

Achieving the Vision

02.PDF (227k)

3

Who Walks and Why?

03.PDF (743.k)

4

Pedestrian Safety

04.PDF (56k)

5

The Potential to Increase Walking

05.PDF (468k)

6

Approaches to Improving Walking

06.PDF (65k)

7

Institutions and Roles

07.PDF (40k)

8

Prototypes

080.PDF (465k)

 

Downtowns

081.PDF (217k)

 

Small Town/Village Centers

082.PDF (176k)

 

Commercial Strip Development

083.PDF (179k)

 

Transit Access

084.PDF (199k)

 

Trails

085.PDF (115k)

 

Roadways

086.PDF (75k)

9

Policy Context

09.PDF (17k)

10

Recommended Actions

10.PDF (178k)

 

Appendix A - Guidelines and Checklists

A.PDF (30k)

 

Appendix B - Publications and Resources

B.PDF (22k)

 

Appendix C - Regional Planning Agencies

C.PDF (428k)

 

Appendix D - Excerpts of MGL and CMR

D.PDF (21k)

 

Appendix E - Funding Sources

E.PDF (19k)

 

Front Cover and Acronyms/Glossary

00-CF.PDF (11k)

 

Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, and List of Figures

00-TOC.PDF (16k)

 

Inside Back Cover (Prototype Layout Key, repeated)

F-CB.PDF (17k)

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Prepared for Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Prepared by Wallace, Floyd, Associates. Boston, Mass.

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