Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Relationship between Objectively Measured Walkability and Exercise Walking among Adults with Diabetes

Table 1

Individual walkability measure scoring system for the Walking Environment Audit Tool-Diabetes (WEAT-D).


 Sidewalk—coverage of the streetAll alongPartial (≥50%)Partial (<50%)None
 Material of sidewalk ConcreteAsphaltBrickLoose pebbles/dirt
 Width of sidewalk≥72′′54–71′′36–53′′<36′′
 Buffer—% coverage of the sidewalk100%75–99%50–74%>50%
 Material of bufferGrassConcrete or asphaltBrickLoose pebbles/dirt
 Width of buffer≥72′′54–71′′36–53′′<36′′
 Curb—% coverage of the sidewalk100%75–99%50–74%>50%
 Height of curb≥6′′4.5–5.9′′3.0–4.4′′>3.0′′
 Sidewalk curb rampSmooth, no gapSmall gapMajor gapNo ramp
Traffic safety
 Street lane typeOne-way singleOne-way doubleTwo-way, single eachTwo-way, double each
 Speed limit <30 MPH30–39 MPH40–49 MPH≥50 MPH
 Volume of car traffic Little or noLightModerateHeavy
 SignalAll-time pedestrianPush-button pedestrianTraffic onlyNone
 Cross walkClearly markedPartially fadedMostly fadedNone
Street amenity
 Street lightsAll alongPartial (≥50%)Partial (<50%)None
 Shady trees All alongPartial (≥50%)Partial (<50%)None
 Shops and businesses >30%15–29%1–14%0%
 Surface cleanliness ExcellentGoodFairPoor
 Surface structural maintenanceExcellentGoodFairPoor
 Well-kept buildings and lots 100%85–99%70–84%<70%

1 point is given to each subcategory if there is no sidewalk.