Walk Audit Tips and Tools

Many people feel unsafe on high-risk corridors, but aren’t aware of the specific features of the road design that create an unwelcoming environment. A walk audit is an opportunity for elected officials, agency staff, and community members to understand why a road is unsafe. These tools provide easy-to-follow steps and tips for walk audits.

Mark Fenton’s Tips on Leading a Walk Audit

This one-page tool from walk audit extraordinaire Mark Fenton provides tips on walk audit participants, distance, route, and content.

Active Living Research’s MAPs-Mini Tool

This short, 15-question tool scores features of street segments and crossings that provide safety and comfort. MAPs-Mini scores are related to the levels of physical activity on a street.