The Dot Loop

Dorchester is a vibrant community. Attached to this page is 2 walking maps, one of North Dorchester, and one of South Dorchester. The routes on this map connect business districts, T stations, places for indoor physical activity such as community centers, YMCAs, and more as well as places to access healthy food including community gardens and Farmers' markets. Print these maps out to discover new places in Dorchester! We want your thoughts. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter or email us at

Please help us develop great walking routes by:

1. Give us feedback on the walking map routes.
Are the sidewalks in the business districts clean?
Is the walk to the T or bus stop pleasant?
Is there a better route to walk?

2. Tell us your favorite routes.
Do you have a regular route you walk for exercise?
Do you have a regular route you walk to get to the T, the store, the park, your community garden, favorite restaurant, etc.?

3. Think about and share ways to make walking here more enjoyable!  Does a route need:
Better street lights?
Trees and flower pots?
Sidewalks repaired?
Cleaner sidewalks?

4. Where do we need walking paths?
Is there a path in a park near you?
Sould we advocate for a paved walking path around Harambee Park, a park near you or ...?

5. Report problems to the City of Boston through Citizens Connect.

6. Join the Healthy Dot Loop Committee.
Identify more sections of the loop, work to improve walking routes, and more!

You can alert the city of Boston to neighborhood issues such as potholes and graffiti. If you would like to make a request anonymously by phone, you can do so by calling 617.635.4500, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can also make a request online, and in person, between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (the Mayor's Office is located on the 5th floor of City Hall).

Download the Citizens Connect Mobile App for Android and iPhone! If you don't have either, you can still connect - send a text (REPORT or REPORTAJE to 617.505.1898) or a tweet (@CitizensConnect).


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