Return to Toolbox Main.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health developed the Pedestrian
Environmental Quality Index (PEQI) as a tool to prioritize improvements
in pedestrian infrastructure during the planning process. The PEQI draws
on published research and work from numerous cities to assess how the
physical environment impacts whether people walk in a neighborhood. The
PEQI is an observational survey that quantifies street and intersection
factors empirically known to affect people's travel behaviors and is
organized into five categories: intersection safety, traffic, street
design, land use and perceived safety. Within these categories are 31
indicators that reflect the quality of the built environment for
pedestrians and comprise the survey used for data collection. SFDPH has
aggregated these indicators to create a weighted summary index, which
can be reported as an overall index.
Healthy Community Design Toolkit