Bristol, Connecticut is where a diverse spectrum of neighborhoods means a place for every personality or interest!
Is urban more your vibe? Perhaps relaxing by the lake? From quaint residential areas, to vintage
victorians and newer developments by the farm lands, Bristol’s got just the place for you!
Click here to learn more about how you can help make Bristol a more pedestrian-friendly community by participating in Bristol’s Walk Audit.
Your Input is Needed to Help Bristol Be a More Pedestrian-Friendly Community for All Residents!
The City of Bristol invites everyone who walks, jogs, or bikes to participate in the Walk Audit during the month of August. During the month of August choose a Bristol neighborhood in one of the four districts (see link to Bristol map below) to walk, jog, or bike then record the streets you walk, jog, or bike on the Walk Audit Sheet. Include any issues (or take photos) you encounter including: crosswalks, crossing signals, and conditions of the sidewalks. Finally, at the end of the month complete and submit your Walk Audit Sheet by emailing it to: email@example.com
Walk, jog, or bike all the streets in an entire district and receive a free t-shirt!
A FEW REASONS TO CONDUCT A WALK AUDIT:
Anyone can conduct a walk audit – download this handy Walk Audit Tool Kit provided by AARP for helpful tips and information about how to conduct a walk audit.
Walkable communities promote health, foster a sense of connection and community among residents, and provide an overall sense of place and belonging that helps make a neighborhood livable for people of all ages and life stages.
Walkability workshops and community walk audits provide a way for AARP state offices, local community groups, concerned citizens and others to assess an area’s walkability by observing how pedestrians and drivers use a particular street or intersection, recording information about that use and then, if needed, making a case to the community and local leaders for change.
The AARP Walk Audit Leader Guide builds upon the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit, a step-by-step self-service guide for assessing a community’s walkability.
This guide helps a community leader or group conduct a larger-scale walkability event consisting of a workshop and an on-the-ground walk audit in which teams of volunteers observe and document the use and safety of local streets.