How walkable is your community?

Take a walk with a child and decide for yourselves.

Everyone benefits from walking. These benefits include: improved fitness, cleaner air, reduced risks of certain health problems, and a greater sense of community. But walking should be safe and easy. Take a walk with your child and use this checklist to decide if your neighborhood is a friendly place to walk. Take heart if you find problems, there are ways you can make things better.

Read over the checklist before you go, and as you walk, note the locations of things you would like to change. At the end of your walk, give each question a rating. Then add up the numbers to see how you rated your walk overall. After you’ve rated your walk and identified any problem areas, the next step is to figure out what you can do to improve your community’s score. You’ll find both immediate answers and long-term solutions under “Improving Your Community’s Score…” on the third page.

Please forward the completed checklist to ( or mail your completed checklist to DaNiel Jose, Transportation Planner, 1810 W. Broadway, Suite 15, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402.

Thank you for your participation.