B.E.A.T. Neighbourhood Assessment Tool

Date: 2009

EcoPlan developed a Built Environment and Active Transportation (B.E.A.T.) Neighbourhood Assessment tool to help local governments, community organizations and individuals understand how built environments impact active transportation in their neighbourhoods – both urban and rural. The tool facilitates the assessment of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, roads and parking, trails, transit, safety aesthetics, services, and other factors. A final evaluation score allows guide users to see how their neighbourhood compares to others, and how to proceed with active transportation planning. The assessment tool was disseminated to local governments across BC and community groups with an interest in healthy built environments and active transportation.