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Report says Worcester’s commitment to walkability could be stronger

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal

A report released Thursday by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau says Worcester is trailing five other Central Massachusetts communities in its commitment to creating a walkable city.

The research bureau report rated Greater Worcester communities based on their adoption of a Massachusetts Department of Transportation program called Complete Streets, aimed at pedestrian and bike-friendly streets

The report rated Shrewsbury, Millbury, Leicester, Spencer and West Boylston the highest for their approval of Complete Streets as a prioritization plan. The communities of Worcester, Auburn, Holden and North Brookfield achieved the next highest rating in the report for approving a policy but otherwise not gone as far in their adoption as the first tier of communities.

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