The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.
Through transport projects, policy advocacy, and publications, ITDP works with over 100 cities in more than 40 nations to reduce carbon emissions, enhance social equity, and improve the quality of life for people in cities.
ITDP published Pedestrians First: A Tool for Walkable Cities in February 2018. The tool provides a mechanism for tracking, measuring and understanding walkability at city wide, neighbourhood and block level. It is a thorough, but relatively complex approach, suggesting 11 indicators for measuring walkability including: Walkways; Crosswalks; Visually Active Frontage; Physically Permeable Frontage; Shade and Shelter; Small Blocks; Prioritized Connectivity; Complementary Uses; Access to Local Services; Driveway Density; and Roadway Area.