AARP has an all new edition of their popular guide for how to assess and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection, or neighborhood.
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.
A walk audit is a simple activity in which an individual or a team observes and evaluates the walkability of a location to document how and if pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection, and get from point A to B, C and so on.
BEST has been partnering with AARP Oregon, Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School, and neighborhood associations to conduct walk audits at various locations.
Due to the pandemic, plans to conduct an audit in each city councilor ward in Eugene and Springfield were put on hold. Now in the hopes that it will once again be safe to gather in groups, we are looking forward to offering these.
The new, free 28-page publication from AARP 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.
Learn more at AARP.org/WalkAudit.