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What is a Walkable Community?

  • Can you walk or bike safely and easily in your neighbourhood?
  • Is it pedestrian and bike friendly?
  • Does the structure of your community support year-round walking and active living?
  • Are the day-to-day services you need in your community within walking distance?

Key design ingredients that make a place walkable are:

  • Direct routes - routes take you directly where you want to go
  • Connectivity - sidewalks and bike paths that link users with destinations
  • Calm traffic
  • Safe street crossings
  • Mixed use buildings and different levels of density
  • Visual interest, amenities and destinations
  • Good transit links
  • Accessibility
  • Personal Safety

For More Information

Walk Edmonton

6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Walking maps are available at your local public library or let us know and we’ll mail you one free of charge.


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