Resources

Here you will find some helpful links for pedestrians.

For pedestrians in Philadelphia:

Pedestrian advocacy programs in other cities:

National organizations, useful tools, and other resources:

  • Alliance for Biking and Walking – “North America’s coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations”
  • America Walks – “A national resource which fosters walkable communities by engaging, educating, and connecting walking advocates”
  • ebw_stacked_white – A national campaign to get people to walk to improve their health
  • National Complete Streets Coalition – A program of Smart Growth USA working to promote complete streets
  • Project for Public Spaces – “A nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities” (in particular, see their “Streets as Places” Initiative, which aims to inspire policymakers, citizens, and others to design streets that improve quality of life by creating public spaces that serve the community)
  • Safe Routes Now
  • Smart Growth America – Advocates for people who want to live and work in great, walkable neighborhoods
  • Sustainable Urbanism – “Walkable, transit-served urbanism integrated with high performance buildings and infrastructure”
  • The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute – Provides workbooks and other tools for making communities more walkable
  • Walkonomics – This website rates walkability based on open data and crowdsourcing.
  • WalkScore – The WalkScore website rates a place’s walkability based on access to amenities.  How well does your neighborhood score?
  • Walksteps.org – Produced by America Walks and Sam Schwartz Engineering, this website features a plethora of steps that can be taken to improve walkability, as well as case studies detailing how these strategies have been successfully implemented.  Users can compile a personalized set of walkability tactics in order to create guidelines for the best approach to achieving walkability in their communities.