Community street reviews and audits

As part of measuring walkability, Councils and other traffic planners need to assess pedestrian satisfaction with footpath quality.

One way of doing this is by running a Community Street Review. This is a tool developed by Living Streets Aotearoa, and further developed and supported by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), see 

A Community Street review is an assessment of the walkability of a route from the point of view of the users. A group of people walk the route and use a simple rating technique to identify problem areas and potential improvements. Living Streets used this tool, in part, to carry out a Community Street review for the Wellington City Council in November 2007, see the files attached below.

Living Streets Aotearoa offers a service to Councils to assist them in assessing the walkability of streets and routes by running Community Street Reviews. For more information, please contact:

Janet Lawson
janet.lawson at
04 385 8280

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Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

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