Review the checklist before you go, and as you walk, note the locations of things that you’d like to change. Take photos of problem areas and things you like and would like to see more of.
Suggestions for photos to take include:
- Crossing signals
- Overhead traffic lights
- Turning lanes
- Crosswalk lines and vehicle stop lines
- Important signage
The survey contains the following sections to help guide and record your observations:
- Section A: Mapping Our Your Walk Survey Area
- Section B: Crossing the Street (Intersections)
- Section C: Sidewalks
- Section D: Driver Behavior
- Section E: Safety
- Section F: Comfort and Appeal
- Section G: Overall Ratings and Observations
Each section asks you to rate your streets or intersections as Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. Here’s what each rating means:
- Excellent: Area is very walk-friendly and safe
- Good: Area is moderately walk-friendly and safe
- Fair: Area is somewhat walk-friendly and safe
- Poor: Area is not walk-friendly or safe
Finally, explore how to improve your community’s rating by reviewing the ideas in “Take Action: Use the Survey to Improve Your Community’s Rating” in this guide.
So, got your cameras, street maps and other gear? Then get ready, set, go!