Pedestrian Friendly Code Directory

Explore our pedestrian friendly code directory to learn how zoning and subdivision codes can create streets and neighborhoods that are safe, comfortable, and convenient for pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists.

Pedestrians' needs while travelling are different than drivers', because pedestrians are engaged in physical exertion, exposed to the elements, and cannot carry goods along with them as easily as drivers. When pedestrian environments do not include shade trees, provide for protection from vehicle traffic, or have seating, water, and other comfort measures available, walking may be highly onerous. This is especially true for older adults, people walking with young children, and others who may be more easily fatigued. These elements address the physical needs of pedestrians and increase their physical and mental comfort.