Pedestrian Friendly Code Directory

Pedestrian Friendly Code Directory

Many elements of a community's built environment contribute to making streets attractive for walking. Features such as short blocks, pedestrian-scale lighting, shade trees, and buffers from traffic combine to make pedestrians feel safe and comfortable. This in turn encourages both children and adults to increase their daily activity levels through active travel.

To assist communities that want to make walking an easy and appealing choice, we have compiled a directory of zoning and municipal laws that support pedestrian-friendly design features. Code examples for parks and public spaces, outdoor dining, public art, water features, continous sidewalks, and more from local governments nationwide are available here.