Summary of indicator
To measure accessibility of streets for users based on steepness/slope.
A healthy environment is one where the road is safe – reducing the risk of injury by design, where the speed and street environment both minimise the risk of serious injury. Factors like steepness and geometry affect the safety of the community and road users.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand whether the slope of streets is accessible for all road users, particularly those with mobility impairments. Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine whether alternate routes or facilities could be incorporated into their design or project to enhance accessibility.
Practitioners can use the steepness metric to measure the slope of the road/street to assess its accessibility.
To enrich the analysis, consideration could be given to off-road walking and cycling paths, which provide a vital part of the walking and cycling network.
Metric in detail