Auditing the Pedestrian Environment: A Tool for Practitioners and Community Members (1:30pm – 3pm)

Wednesday October 28th, 1:30-3pm

Communities are often unsure of which walkability reforms to focus on, how to prioritize investments or what outcomes they can anticipate. Based upon 10 years of research, the Microscale Audit for Pedestrian Streetscape (MAPS) Mini tool assesses the activity-friendliness of streets, sidewalks and crossings, and identifies specific features that are feasible to modify and related to physical activity. This session will: highlight the tool’s development and components; discuss how scores are related to physical activity; and show practitioners how to use the tool to document disparities in streetscape quality and engage community members in assessment as a basis for advocacy.

This session has a Walk& Talk component, please dress for outdoor activity.

Moderator: Chad Spoon, MRPCommunications and Partnership Manager, Active Living Research, University of California, San Diego

Panelist: Jessa Engelberg, Research Assistant/Doctoral Student, University of California, San Diego

 Presentations

Auditing the Pedestrian Environment:  A Tool for Practitioners and Community Members