Plus: 10 Downloadable (Shareable) Walk Audit Worksheets
February 9, 2022
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Free: The All-New
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
In too many communities, people can't safely walk to where they need or want to go due to a lack of sidewalks, crosswalks or other safety features that make streets safe for pedestrians and drivers. This
28-page publication can be used by local leaders, advocates, community organizations and residents to assess and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection or neighborhood.
ORDER OR DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
Plus: 10 Free Worksheets
The AARP Walk Audit Worksheets can be used by anyone who wants to make their community more livable and pedestrian-friendly for people of all ages. We encourage printing, photocopying and sharing the worksheets so numerous walk auditors — working solo or as part of a team — can observe and document the safety of a community's streets and sidewalks.
GET THE WORKSHEETS
Livability News & Notes
Benchmarking Bike Networks
— That's the title of a new report in which the authors note that "the United States is 40 years behind peer countries in Europe when it comes to developing bike networks with bike facilities for people of all ages and abilities." Among the findings: bicycle-friendly communities build networks of low-speed streets and context-appropriate bike facilities that create safe, comfortable connections.
The League of American Bicyclists
Turning a Flood Zone into a Tourist Attraction
— In Frederick, Maryland, a moribund industrial area with a creek described as "gross" has been transformed into an office, retail, residential and community gathering space with a waterside linear park as its centerpiece.
Getting Back on Track
— An abandoned 14-mile rail line is being refurbished in New York City. Underused corridors in places including Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago and coastal Maine could be candidates for similar returns.
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