Walkability refers to how friendly a neighbourhood is to pedestrians. Walkable neighbourhoods can increase physical activity and enhance social interaction and cohesion. They can also enhance the economic development of an area and increase safety.
Scores on each walkability component compare one neighbourhood to all other neighbourhoods in Ottawa. An average score is 50. A higher score indicates better walkability. A score of 70 or above is excellent, and denotes that overall, the neighbourhood is doing better than most other neighbourhoods on that factor. A score of 30 or below means that the neighbourhood is below most other neighbourhoods on that factor and has lots of room for improvement.
Select your neighbourhood to find out more about it’s walkability!Note: Only 78 of the 108 neighbourhoods are comparable on a walkability score. Walkability data was not collected for the 30 more rural neighbourhoods.