Walkability is about ensuring a safe and pleasant pedestrian experience. 70 percent of Americans say walkability is a high priority for where they want to live.

Walkable spaces are crucial for creating an authentic sense of place. A complete streets policy can help communities design neighborhoods and downtowns that are safe and appealing for pedestrians.

This checklist, produced by the Partnership for a Walkable America, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, can help anyone evaluate the walkability of their neighborhood.