iCanWalk checklist (Canada Walks)

  • Also available in French
  • A great way to collect data on how walkable your community is perceived by residents and identify areas for improvement

Walkable Community Checklist Report (Healthy Living Niagara)

  • An example of using the iCANwalk checklist to generate a useful report assessing community walkability

Methods for Counting Pedestrians

  • A research paper from Walk21 Vancouver listing the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for counting pedestrians
  •  This report examines the methods used to evaluate traffic congestion costs and the benefits of various congestion reduction strategies. It describes various biases in currentcongestion evaluation practices. It develops a more comprehensive evaluationframework which is applied to four congestion reduction strategies: Roadway expansion, improving alternative modes, pricing reforms, and smart growth land use policies.

Pedestrian Safety Study – Summary Report (City of Vancouver)

  • Detailed evaluation of safety in the City of Vancouver


  • Describes techniques of measuring and evaluation non-motorized travel, including walking

Online TDM Encylopedia – Data Collection and Surveys Section (Victoria Transport Policy Institute)

  • The Data Collection and Surveys section of the Online TDM Encylopedia has a wealth of information on the measurement and evaluation of transportation demand management programs, including walking

Make Walking Count:

Walk Score:

  • Walk Scores for Ontario’s largest 83 cities are found here

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project (USA):

  • Although this is a USA initiative, some of the downloads, for example “Data Collection Instructions” contain great information on conducting pedestrian counts and surveys, including the rationale

European Platform on Mobility Management (includes mode split data for 9 Canadian cities)

Ontario Trauma Registry

  • Can provide, upon request, detailed data on fatalities and serious injuries from 14 participating sites across Ontario, including those to pedestrians – which establish Ontario trends