2018 - Fact Sheet

Keep Up the Pace: Next Steps After Conducting a Walk Audit

Walk audits are a great tool to engage community members and gather information for community planning and traffic safety projects. But a walk audit is just the first step! This factsheet helps you figure out how to use the results of your walk audit to make your streets safer and more comfortable for people getting around on foot.

Walk audits are used to identify and record street conditions, barriers to walking, behaviors, and perceptions of people walking. In order to improve conditions for walking, a walk audit needs to translate into changes to the streets and neighborhoods or programs that change behaviors.