ON TO 2050 Layer: Walkability

CMAP conducted an analysis to estimate the walkability of the region based on current infrastructural conditions and access to destinations. While several measures of walkability exist, this analysis borrowed the principles promoted by Jeff Speck,1 that walkability is achieved when four conditions are met simultaneously: the walk is useful (there is a proper reason for walking), the walk is safe and feels safe, the walk is comfortable, and the walk is interesting. Many factors, such as street network design, land development patterns, and streetscaping can be utilized to achieve walkability in these four fields. The four criteria are closely interconnected and not mutually exclusive, as they can share similar strategies that contribute to achieving the goals of multiple categories.

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Author Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Maintainer Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Version 2017
Last Updated October 26, 2020, 18:17
Created September 13, 2018, 20:20