Street Plans leads Walk Audit for National Walking Day

Street Plans worked with the City of Austin Transportation Department and the YMCA of Austin to lead a community Walk Audit in honor of National Walking Day. On the day before the community event, Street Plans led a training session for audit facilitators, including city staff and community leaders. Then, on April 6th, Street Plans worked with the local facilitators to lead several dozen people in a 1.5 mile public Walk Audit. The Audit focused on evaluating the walking environment in the neighborhood around the North Austin YMCA. It also provided an opportunity to help participants learn how to better articulate their needs to the City. Following the workshop, Street Plans will refine the Walk Audit tool to create an open-source template that can be used for future Walk Audits in neighborhoods across Austin, and beyond. For additional photos of the public Walk Audit event, click here