The attached is an article recently published in Planning Quarterly 196 March 2015 (without it's nice photos sorry) on Planning for walking - time to make strides in measuring performance. The article sets out and proposes a new approach to measuring walk performance in local authority plans to enable a more rapid change to walk mode share and improve walkability, by making walking more visible.
Walkable communities mean accessible communities: where economic opportunities abound and where access to opportunities is enabled via transportation. How then are these communities created? How can better information be provided to decision makers about the benefits of providing improved accessibility? And how accessible are our existing communities?