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o Too many communities in the United States are designed exclusively or almost <br />exclusively for automobile travel, with very little consideration given to the needs of <br />pedestrians. <br />In October, a small pilot of one or two intersections will be assessed using the AARP Walk <br />Audit. However, the overall goal is to assess the whole city’s walkability and provide a final <br />report to the City Council. <br /> A Walk Audit Is… <br />o An activity in which participants observe and evaluate the walkability of a location to <br />identify and document if and how pedestrians can safely travel along a street, <br />navigate an intersection and get from Point A to B and C. <br /> A Walk Audit Can… <br />o Gather input about community infrastructure needs and investments <br />o Educate residents about design elements that support safety <br />o Empower community members and local leaders to become agents of change <br /> A Walk Audit Can Lead To… <br />o Reduced traffic congestion and pollution <br />o Healthier, more active lifestyles <br />o Increased property values <br />o Safer streets for people of allages <br /> Who Can Do a Walk Audit <br />o Everyone and anyone <br /> <br /> AARP Walk Audit Process <br />o Identify the walk audit location <br />o Decide on a type of walk audit <br />o Invite people to participate <br />Do Good Roseville, Roseville Sr. Program, Roseville High School <br />o Choose dates and times <br />Chair Dahlstrom asked how people can get involved with the AARP Walk Audit. Staff relayed <br />that anyone who is interested in helping should reach out to Parks and Recreation Director, Matt <br />Johnson. <br />Vice-Chair Matts-Benson suggested potentially reaching out to local schools and PTA’s for <br />volunteers as they may be interested in walkability near area schools. <br />2 <br /> <br /> <br />