Ped-Friendly Business Program

We believe strongly that walkability DEPENDS on neighborhood small businesses & third places (hangouts that attract regulars & build community), so we’re determined to support those establishments with technical assistance & online promotion.

Below you’ll find featured local businesses who, in their own ways, work to enhance the pedestrian experience & genuinely believe in walkability.

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Featured Ped-Friendly Businesses

Blush Bakeshop

Outspoken vegan bakery on Atwells Ave with pedestrian-conscious sidewalk seating, refillable water station, & public restroom.


Active-transportation-specific gear-maker on Carpenter Street & champions of the car-free movement. Dog-friendly shop offers refillable water station & public restrooms.

Rebelle Artisan Bagels

Dog-friendly neighborhood bagel/coffee shop on Doyle Ave with both sidewalk dining & benches as well as an amazing street-facing mural.


Health-minded salad joint on Fountain Street downtown with colorful sidewalk dining & skyline views. Offers access to water & restrooms & is also dog-friendly.

Symposium Books

Highly engaged dog-friendly indie bookstore/record shop on Westminster Street with sidewalk seating/displays & books on urbanism/walking.

Wild Colonial Tavern

Vocal neighborhood pub on South Water Street that heavily engages with pedestrian issues. Dog-friendly, Steel Yard bike rack outside, & outdoor seating with river views.

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