10 Sep '12, 12pm

How to become a "walk friendly community" via @kaid_at_nrdc

How to become a "walk friendly community" via @kaid_at_nrdc

Although the program is mostly forward-looking, the assessment tool does require applicants to provide some objective performance-based criteria, including the portion of commuting trips taken by walking according to Census data, as well as accident data involving pedestrians. It also includes some highly relevant questions to elicit objective data on some important factors that can influence walking, such as public transit availability and performance, sidewalk and street crossing presence and standards, and enforcement of traffic safety laws. I am impressed that the questions get appropriately very specific (what percentage of your population resides within a quarter mile of a transit stop and what are the headways and hours of operation? How many citations have been issued for failure to yield to pedestrians and for obstructing pathways? What percentage of arterial and ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/how_communiti...

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