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Pedestrian Program
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Martin Ince
Multi-Modal Transportation Planner

City of Flagstaff
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Ph: (928) 213-2685
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"Every doorstep in Flagstaff is a trailhead" - Jack Welch, local walking advocate

Walking in Flagstaff
  • More than 13 percent of all trips in Flagstaff are made on foot. This is significantly higher than the national average of 3 percent
  • In the central area of Flagstaff (Woodlands Village, NAU, downtown, hospital area), 17 percent of trips are made by walking
  • 7.5 percent of work commute trips in Flagstaff are made by walking, compared with the national average of 2.9 percent
  • 80 percent of all walking trips are less than a mile in length. Ten percent of vehicle trips are also less than a mile in length, indicating that there is an opportunity in Flagstaff to shift trips from motor vehicles to walking
  • The average length of a walking trip in Flagstaff is one-half mile
  • Flagstaff's Trip Diary Survey found that 25 percent of respondents made at least one walking trip during the 24-hour study period
  • Flagstaff is one of only a few communities with a formal Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and one of very few that celebrates its walkability with a week of events - Flagstaff Walks!
  • Flagstaff has just over 50 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails in the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS). FUTS trails are used extensively by walkers and cyclists for both transportation and recreation

If you would like to receive email notification of information of interest regarding pedestrian issues, including monthly meeting notices for the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee, go to the Notify Me page and subscribe to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee list.


Walking and biking survey
The City of Flagstaff, in partnership with North Country Health Care's Hermosa Vida project, is conducting a short survey on walking and biking to help us identify places in Flagstaff where it’s good to walk or bike, and places where walking and biking need improvement. Information from the survey will be used to develop pedestrian and bicycle master plans, and to identify future projects to improve walking and biking in Flagstaff.  Click here to take the survey


Flagstaff Walks!2b.pngFlagstaff Walks!

Flagstaff Walks! is a series of events, held each year in early October, intended to celebrate Flagstaff's walkable character and to raise awareness of walkability issues. Click through this link to see the schedule of events for 2013.
 
Flagstaff Earns Walk Friendly Community StatusWalk Friendly Community award

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Flagstaff a bronze-level Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs. Walk Friendly Communities is a national program that recognizes communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety, mobility, access, and comfort. Flagstaff is among eleven communities recognized in the inaugural round of Walk Friendly Communities, and the only one in Arizona.

Learn more about the Walk Friendly Communities program and view the Community Profile for Flagstaff.


Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Flagstaff's Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of citizens who are appointed by and report to the City's Traffic Commission on pedestrian issues. The PAC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend!


Walkability Audits

A walkability audit is a community-based exercise intended to highlight opportunities, identify obstacles, and evaluate how easy it is to get around your neighborhood on foot. The City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee conducts a walkability audit of a Flagstaff neighborhood each year as part of Flagstaff Walks!


Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Want to explore the hidden treasures of downtown Flagstaff? Go on the downtown Flagstaff Scavenger Hunt and find out how well you really know downtown! When you're ready download the Answer Key.

Walking and biking survey
The City of Flagstaff, in partnership with North Country Health Care's Hermosa Vida project, is conducting a short survey on walking and biking to help us identify places in Flagstaff where it’s good to walk or bike, and places where walking and biking need improvement. Information from the survey will be used to develop pedestrian and bicycle master plans, and to identify future projects to improve walking and biking in Flagstaff.  Click here to take the survey