Improving Walkability in Richmond, KY

Improving Walkability in Richmond, KY

173 have signed. Let’s get to 200!

Why this petition matters

Started by Charity Asher

Walkability is the extent to which the built environment is friendly to the presence of people living, shopping, visiting, enjoying or spending time in an area. In short, it is how safe and easy it is to get from point A to point B on foot.

The walkability in Richmond, Kentucky is currently poor. This is due to: 

-the lack of sidewalks in some high traffic areas of the city that lead to food sources, thus creating food deserts for people without an alternate form of transportation 
-the cleanliness of the sidewalk is poor and it is common to find needles and trash along walking routes
-poor maintenance of the sidewalks 
-a lack of buffers between the sidewalk and the roadway

Good walkability has been shown to: 

-improve mental health 
-promote a more active lifestyle 
-improve the overall health of the community 
-decrease traffic incidents involving pedestrians 

Please take a moment to sign this petition in support of the city improving the walkability in Richmond, KY. 

This can be achieved through: 

-the addition of new sidewalks in areas that do not currently have them, such as along the bypass 
-reparations and regular upkeep of existing sidewalks that includes cutting back bushes and trees from blocking walkways and the cleanliness of them 
-making sure sidewalks are continuous and do not just end 
-the addition of one to two roundabouts to help with speeding 
-the addition of more crosswalks to improve the safety, while also making things more accessible, for pedestrians 



173 have signed. Let’s get to 200!