In order to encourage walking and biking to school, it’s important to understand how safe and inviting the areas around schools are. To pinpoint issues with walking and biking to a school, RideWise can lead school officials and parents on walkability and bikeability audits. Audits are also a great project for student groups, the PTA or community advocates.
A bike audit identifies barriers that may make it difficult for people of all ages and abilities to bike. A bike audit aims to both pinpoint physical conditions and feelings of comfort and safety, and to open the world of bicycling to community members who infrequently ride. This video can help you learn more about how to start a bike audit in your community:
Similarly, a walkability audit identifies barriers that make it difficult for people of all ages and abilities in a community to walk. This video can help you get started on conducting a walkability audit in your own community: