We created the Regional Walk Scorecard to raise awareness of policies and funding decisions that impact walkability, and to create healthy competition among cities to champion walk-friendly policies and facilities. WalkSanDiego issued the first Walk Scorecard in 2012, in which we recognized National City as the top-ranked jurisdiction.
For this second edition of the Regional Walk Scorecard, special emphasis was given to on-the-ground pedestrian safety improvements. This change was made in direct response to feedback we received following our last effort. This year, we’ve counted crossing improvements at intersections, safer amenities around schools, and the use of innovative treatments such as mid-block crossings and lighting, and signals recently approved by the state to draw more attention to the presence of pedestrians along streets and at crossings.