Creating a 20-Minute Neighborhood: Assessing Walkability in Redmond, Oregon
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The City of Redmond aims to revitalize its neighborhoods by improving the walkability of the city and creating an inviting environment for pedestrians. As a part of the Sustainable City Year Program, students in the Geography Department at the University of Oregon participated in an Advanced GIS class that partnered with Redmond to highlight areas within the city where gaps, or holes, exist in the pedestrian infrastructure. Students analyzed Redmond for “20-minute neighborhoods,” which consist of places where residents have easy access (a 20-minute walk) to frequently used goods and services. These analyses were then used to conduct a walkability study of areas containing points of interest. This report includes the analyses performed by the students, descriptions of the methods, the results of each student, overall findings, and final recommendations to improve the walkability of Redmond.