Humans are diverse. Planning for pedestrians means designing for all of human capabilities and states. Measuring pedestrian activity is crucial and many methods are available. Engagement particularly with the disability sector is important, guidance is available to help with this.
Pedestrians should be considered within all planning processes. There are many levers and programmes to encourage and support walking. Walking should also feature in district plans and be considered during resource consent processes.
Walkability describes the extent to which the built environment is walking-friendly. Urban form contributes to walkability and a walkable place will have a range of characteristics that are important for pedestrians. Methods are available to measure and assess walkability.