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The HCI Pedestrian Connectivity indicator is a measure of the density of street intersections, availability of sidewalks or paths, and how closely intersections are spaced to access how easily residents can navigate the neighborhood using active transportation modes of travel (i.e., walking, biking or any method of travel that involves human energy). This indicator is the most commonly used measure of the quality of the pedestrian environment as a large number of intersections per square mile tends to correlate with a well-connected grid of streets and smaller block sizes. When looking at the built environment and travel behavior, pedestrian connectivity shows a strong link to the number of walk trips taken by residents and increased physical activity. Posted under Transportation Services, pedestrian connectivity is also linked to neighborhood characteristics, economic health, housing, health systems and public safety, education, and employment. Data are available through the EPA’s Smart Location Database.
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