…for reporting walkability issues in your neighbourhood:
…for learning more about walkability issues:
Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World (Report, Arup)
Streetfight by Jannette Sadik-Khan (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Walkable City by Jeff Speck (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Happy City by Charles Montgomery (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Born to Walk by Dan Rubinstein (available from the Greater Victoria Public Library)
A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time by Antonia Malchik (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Walking: One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (available at the Greater Victoria Public Library)
Expert-recommended, for those who want more:
Christopher Alexander, e tal. (1977), A Pattern Language, Oxford Press, Center for Environmental Structure (www.Patternlanguage.com).
CALTRANS (2014), Main Street, California: A Guide for Improving Community and Transportation Vitality, California Department of Transportation (www.dot.ca.gov); at www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/mainstreet/main_street_3rd_edition.pdf.
Congress for the New Urbanism (www.cnu.org)–Provides a variety of information on innovative urban design
J.H. Crawford, Carfree Design Manual, International Books (www.carfree.com/cdm).
Reid Ewing (1996), Best Development Practices; Doing the Right Thing and Making Money at the Same Time, Planners Press (www.planning.org); at www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-04/documents/best-development-practices.pdf.
Jan Gehl (2010), Cities for People, Island Press (http://islandpress.org/cities-people).
Gehl Architects (2010), Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life (www.itdp.org); at www.itdp.org/documents/2010-OurCitiesOurselves_Booklet.pdf.
GIZ (2011), Changing Course in Urban Transport- An Illustrated Guide, Sustainable Urban Transport Project (www.sutp.org) Asia and GIZ; at www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2825.
PPS (2008c), The Quiet Revolution in Transportation Planning: How Great Corridors Make Great Communities, Project for Public Spaces (www.pps.org); at www.pps.org/pdf/bookstore/Great_Corridors_Great_Communities.pdf.
Marc Schlossberg, John Rowell, Dave Amos and Kelly Sanford (2013), Rethinking Streets: An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Complete Street Transformations, University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (http://sci.uoregon.edu); at www.rethinkingstreets.com.
…for finding a home in a walkable neighbourhood:
…for recreational walking in Greater Victoria:
Finnerty Gardens Walking Tour:
Victoria West Walks:
Oak Bay Walking Trails:
North Park Heritage Walking Tour:
Walk the West Shore:
Victoria Restoration Walks:
City of Victoria Self-Guided Heritage Walking Tours:
Victoria Heritage Foundation Neighbourhood Walking Tours:
Tourism Victoria’s Walking Tours Listing*:
Hearts in Motion Walking Clubs (Heart & Stroke Foundation): http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.7987007/k.C961/Hearts_in_Motion8482_Walking_Clubs.htm
Capital Regional District Nature Outings/Walks:
District of Saanich Walking Programs:
artsvictoria Public Art Map:
*Walk on, Victoria does not endorse or promote any tour companies mentioned in the listing
…for information about the health benefits of walking:
BC Recreation and Parks Association: http://www.walkbc.ca/get-walking/benefits-walking