The Town of Culver, Indiana, is the smallest town by population to be recognized as a Walk Friendly Community. The small town is doing big things for pedestrians, and was recognized for the following reasons:
- The grid network of streets in this one-square mile Town make it possible to get most places on foot, and the Town boasts higher rates of walking than many communities of its size.
- The Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan lays out a vision for Culver as a community that supports travel by foot. The Plan includes clear, actionable recommendations for creating safe, walkable streets.
- A Complete Streets resolution adopted in 2018 establish clear requirements for all road users, especially bicyclists and pedestrians, to be considered in transportation decisions. The policy points to design resources, including those from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, that will serve as guiding documents for its transportation projects. It also lays out performance metrics to evaluate and inform the policy’s implementation.
- The Town’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan, first developed in 2012 and updated in 2018, tracks efforts to improve conditions for all pedestrians and ensure that streets and sidewalks are accessible.