Zoning for Walkability
Pedestrian-friendly zoning encourages and supports walkability through a variety of community-tailored approaches. Improvements to support walkability include large scale projects, such as the creation of mixed-use development, public plazas, and open-spaces in downtown centers, or more incremental approaches, including bike lanes, wider sidewalks, or the addition of street furniture and increased lighting.
This research brief summarizes findings from a qualitative exploratory study examining the implementation of pedestrian-oriented zoning in 15 jurisdictions across the U.S. Profiles were developed for 13 out of the 15 communities and are presented below.
|Blue Springs, Missouri||Greensboro, North Carolina||North Richland Hills, Texas|
|Bowie, Maryland||Gulf Shores, Alabama||Oakland Park, Florida|
|Dorchester County, South Carolina||Irving, Texas||Rock Hill, South Carolina|
|Dunwoody, Georgia||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Franklin, Tennessee||Miami, Florida|
The Lessons Learned in Implementation of Pedestrian-Oriented Zoning Provisions research brief and associated profiles are products of the Physical Activity Policy Research Network Collaborating Center led by Dr. Jamie Chriqui and funded as a competitive supplement grant (SIP14-025) by the CDC to the Illinois PRC. The findings and conclusions in these works are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.