Walk Friendly Communities’ Community Assessment Tool

Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or re-commit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. The WFC program recognizes communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. The program is sponsored by FedEx as part of their commitment to improving road safety, operated by the UNC Highway Safety Research […]

The Imagining Livability Design Collection: A Visual Portfolio of Tools and Transformations

Published by AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute (WLCI) in 2015, The Imagining Livability Design Collection describes some of the most common tools and treatments for creating age-friendly environments. The report includes a “before” image of a place that needs improvements to make it more walkable, bike friendly and livable. From there, a vision is developed for how the location could look. The transformation photovisions help community members and local leaders imagine […]

CRCOG Model Sustainable Land Use Regulations

CRCOG’s innovative booklet of Sustainable Land Use Model Regulations equips towns with model regulatory language covering ten specific topic areas. Some regulations include language specific to bike and pedestrian infrastructure. The project, funded by a HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, also included the creation of renderings to help communities visualize the physical impact of implementing the regulations. The visualizations were created for urban, suburban and rural communities at both a bird’s eye and street-level view. Click

Manchester, CT Form Based Zoning Code

Manchester, CT’s form based code was adopted into the town’s zoning regulations in March 2012. They provide an example zoning regulation to create a walkable, mixed use development on an infill site near downtown Manchester as they regulate neighborhood design such as the width of streets and sidewalks and the placement of buildings in relation to the street.

Boston Complete Streets: Design Guidelines 2013

A product of a unique city-wide stakeholder collaboration, the City of Boston’s Transportation Department developed guidelines for the future of streets in one of the nation’s first and most diverse cityscapes. With a strategic vision of designing a Complete Streets model that works for a city with distinctive people, places, and needs in mind, Boston looks forward to integrating multi-modal design to make streets safe and accessible for all users, to make streets greener through investment in energy efficiency, landscaping […]