MCPD to Conduct Walk Audit with AARP, City Engineering Department
Published on September 18, 2023
CHEYENNE – The Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) will participate in a walk audit for a portion of the Reed Avenue Corridor on Friday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in partnership with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the City of Cheyenne Engineering Department.
According to the AARP, a walk audit is an activity in which participants observe and evaluate the walkability of a location to identify and document if, and how, pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection, and get from point A to B to C and so on.
The walk audit will begin at 10:00 a.m. at 18th St. and Reed Ave., then proceed to Bent Ave., O’Neil Ave., and Thomes Ave. Members of the MCPD will be accompanied by Sam Shumway, Wyoming State Director for AARP, City Councilman Pete Laybourn, and Cheyenne City Traffic Engineer Rick Amen.
Portions of the walk audit will be photographed and videotaped. Data will be collected and documented on AARP walk audit worksheets and given to the City of Cheyenne Engineering Department. The data collected can be utilized in the plan to reconstruct 18th St., which is included in the plan to revitalize the City’s westside.
“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities and AARP, because they present a unique perspective which can be incorporated as part of the plan to attract new business and property owners for the revitalization of the West side of Cheyenne,” said Rick Amen, Traffic Engineer for the City of Cheyenne.
For more information about the MCPD, email email@example.com or visit www.cheyennecity.org/mcpd.