We suggest that decisionmakers and community leaders take
these actions in recognition of the positive effect walking has
on our communities, environment and health.
Create walkable communities:
Provide areas which are intended exclusively for pedestrians,
and serve as convenient, logical and safe connections. These
areas should connect to and within common destinations so that
pedestrians may go about their daily lives running errands, commuting
to work, visiting friends, getting exercise, etc.
Design intersections so that the crossing pedestrian is clear
visible to all drivers, and so pedestrian/vehicle conflict is
minimized. Ensure that pedestrians be able to cross at walk signals
in an appropriate span of time without a long wait.
Pedestrian scale design: future development should
be on a scale that encourages walking
Enforce all laws related to pedestrian safety, mobility
Promote legislative policies that give priority and
funding to non-motorized sustainable transportation
Enhance walking experience and community environment
through streetscape design and public amenities