Creating Walkable Communities: Understanding Trade-offs
RESEARCH BRIEF — Volume 15 — July 12, 2018
Percentage reporting level of support for trade-offs to create walkable communities among adults, SummerStyles 2014 (N = 3,995). Error bars represent the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence interval. Of the 4,269 respondents, 274 were excluded for missing data (n = 78) or because they indicated they were unable to walk when asked about how often they usually walk for at least 10 minutes at a time (n = 196).
|Level of Support||Trade-off|
|Designing streets with sidewalks, crosswalks, stop signs, and other features to make it safer to walk, even if it means driving slower, %||Designing communities so that more stores and other places are within walking distance of homes, even if this means building homes closer together, %|
|Strongly oppose||1.9 (1.4–2.4)||6.7 (5.8–7.7)|
|Oppose||8.6 (7.6–9.7)||24.6 (23.1–26.2)|
|Don’t know||7.3 (6.4–8.3)||13.1 (11.8–14.4)|
|Favor||48.9 (47.1–50.8)||36.3 (34.5–38.1)|
|Strongly favor||33.3 (31.5–35.1)||19.4 (17.9–20.9)|
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