Tools and Measures
Does your community have neighborhoods and streets that encourage walking and bicycling? If not, how can you document where improvements are needed? Use these tools to collect data on streets, schools, parks, or other community settings to see how well they support physical activity. Data like these can illustrate the need to make changes in your community, and help leaders determine the most effective way to do so.

We have three types of tools to help:

  • observational tools to assess the environment;
  • observational tools to assess physical activity;
  • surveys to assess perceptions of the environment.

Before using any of the tools and measures, please read the Proper use Disclaimer for directions.

Several audit tools exist to measure features of the built environment that may be linked to physical activity. This Audit Tool Comparison Table compares several different audit tools, in terms of which features they measure.

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