How Walkable Is Our Community? Take a walk and complete the checklist to help us discover more!


How walkable is our community?

Take a walk and decide if we have a walkable community

Everyone benefits from walking. The benefits include: improved fitness, cleaner air, reduced risks of certain health problems and a greater sense of community. But walking needs to be safe and easy. Take a walk by yourself, with your family, or with a group of friends or colleagues and use this checklist to decide if your neighbourhood is a friendly place to walk. Please complete a Walkability Checklist to voice your opinion. The Town wants to hear from you.

Getting started:

First, you’ll need to pick a place to walk, like the route to school, a friend’s house, a bit of an adventure or just somewhere fun to go. The second step involves the checklist. Read over the checklist before you go, and as you walk, note the locations of issues you want to highlight. At the end of your walk, give each question a rating. Then add up the numbers to see how you rated your walk overall. After you’ve rated your walk and identified any problem areas, the next step is to submit your checklist to the Town and staff can figure out how best to improve the score.

You can pick up your Walkability Checklist at any of the following locations, download the attached .pdf or access it digitally at the link below.  


  • Town Hall (32 Mill Street, Thornbury)
  • Beaver Valley Community Centre (58 Alfred Street West, Thornbury)
  • Blue Mountains Public Library (173 Bruce Street South, Thornbury)
  • Craigleith Heritage Depot (113 Lakeshore Road East, Blue Mountains)
  • Thornbury Harbour (41 Bruce Street North, Thornbury)
Walkability Checklist.pdf (269 KB)

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