Walking is the world’s most common mode of transportation. Everyone, regardless of how they travel, is also a pedestrian, as most trips begin and end with walking. Walkability, a measure of how friendly a street, neighborhood, or city is to walking – is one of the most reliable indicators of urban equity, resilience, health, air pollution and overall quality of life. The COVID-19 pandemic, in shifting the transportation habits of people the world over, has shown us that walkability is more important than ever.
This infographic shows featured walking indicators and global best practices in walking infrastructure. For the full list of everything that makes walkability, visit pedestriansfirst.itdp.org.