The MetroBoston DataCommon, a partnership between the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Boston Indicators Project, is an interactive data portal and mapping tool with information about the region’s people, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environmental resources. It is a resource for all those seeking to better understand how the region and its communities are changing, and help residents, planners, city and town officials, educators, and journalists explore options and make informed decisions.
The MetroBoston DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the region’s people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for all those seeking to understand how the region is changing, it helps residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore data and make informed decisions. We invite you to explore its data, community snapshots and create your own visualizations and reports.
Targeted investments in walk to school programs in our region could greatly reduce auto commutes and associated greenhouse gas emissions, while improving kids’ health. Thousands of schools across the country have initiatives that encourage students and their parents to choose walking, biking, and other non-auto modes for commutes to and from school. Often called Safe Routes to School (SRTS), these programs generally seek to achieve a variety of objectives: health benefits of active transportation for students, air quality improvements, and reduced congestion. To learn more, check out this month's Calendar Map.
We are happy to coordinate a specialized training for your organization. Our monthly trainings will resume in September. Please feel free to contact us for more information.