The guide outlines how investing in walking and walking infrastructure can help address many of our nation's most pressing problems. The benefits of walking are grouped into four main categories (health, safety, transportation, and economics) and then distilled into two-page fact sheets that readers can use as talking points to help justify investments in walking infrastructure improvements.
The guide also contains a compilation of innovative, multidisciplinary tactics that can improve walking in your community from a variety of different angles. These multidisciplinary tactics are grouped by approach: advocacy, policy, land use, design and engineering, encouragement and education, and enforcement. Almost every method included here has been successfully implemented in North America. Each tactic is then described in a standardized, easy-to-read format under the following headings: definition, benefits, considerations, appropriate contexts, guidance, professional consensus, treatment adoption, and case study (where needed.)