2015 China Urban Walkability Evaluation Report


Building off of the China Urban Walkability Evaluation Report 2014, the 2015 report introduces an updated evaluation methodology while maintaining the previous reports focus on four main dimensions of walkability: safety, comfort, accessibility, and policy. The report evaluates 17 non-first tier cities representing a diversity of geography and scale. According to the evaluation, eight cities were deemed suitable for walking (Zhuzhou, Fuzhou, Changde, Changsha, Guiyang, Sanya, Nanchang, Cangzhou), 8 were deemed mostly suitable for walking (Hefei, Yinchuan, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Shijiazhuang, Hohhot, Taiyuan, Urumqi), and one was deemed unsuitable for walking (Lhasa). Furthermore, we selected five case study cities based on their innovative approaches to walkability: Chongqing, Cangzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, and Zhuzhou. By presenting the creative methods of these cities, then we hope other cities can also follow their model to improve their walkability.

(The document is available in Chinese only.)