One of the hallmarks of a successful walkable community is a thriving town center or downtown district. These districts are where people can shop, eat, get a haircut, mail a letter, or just sit with a friend on a bench. When these nearby destinations and people-focused places suffer economically, the walkability of the community can also decline. Without a destination to walk to, fewer people will venture out. WalkBoston recognizes how important local businesses are to its core mission - making Massachusetts more walkable - and is concerned about the devastating effects of COVID-19 on local business’ resilience.
Join WalkBoston, main streets and municipal representatives on June 24th at 1pm to discuss how small, local businesses influence walkability. Through the panel, you will also learn how you can support local businesses to secure long-term neighborhood walkability during and after COVID-19.
Featuring: Che Anderson, City of Worcester; Alia Hamada Forrest, Roslindale Village Main Street
Moderated by Stacey Beuttell, WalkBoston
This panel discussion will:
- Illustrate the importance of vital business districts for walkable communities
- Elevate creative strategies in which individual businesses, their host municipalities, and customer communities can collaborate to help mitigate the impacts of COVID.
To register please click here.
- June 24, 2020 at 1pm – 2pm