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Smart Growth

Walkability Checklist

The Walkability Checklist (undated), produced by the Partnership for a Walkable America, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center,Exit and the U.S. Department of Transportation, can help anyone evaluate how walkable their neighborhood is with an easy checklist. The checklist contains information for making improvements and provides extensive resources for users interested in learning more.

  • Issue categories:
    • Did you have room to walk?
    • Was it easy to cross streets?
    • Did drivers behave well?
    • Was it easy to follow safety rules?
    • Was the walk pleasant?
  • Number of questions: 5
  • Scale of each rated component: 1 - 6
  • Summary score: Yes

See more scorecards to help evaluate municipal-level policies, specific projects, and community components on EPA's Smart Growth Scorecards page.

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