"Every doorstep in Flagstaff is a trailhead" - Jack Welch, local walking advocate
Walking in Flagstaff
More than 13% of all trips in Flagstaff are made on foot. This is significantly higher than the national average of 3%
In the central area of Flagstaff (Woodlands Village, Northern Arizona University (NAU), downtown, hospital area), 17% of trips are made by walking
7.5% of work commute trips in Flagstaff are made by walking, compared with the national average of 2.9%
80% of all walking trips are less than a mile in length. 10% of vehicle trips are also less than a mile in length, indicating that there is an opportunity in Flagstaff to shift trips from motor vehicles to walking
The average length of a walking trip in Flagstaff is one-half mile
Flagstaff's Trip Diary Survey found that 25% of respondents made at least one walking trip during the 24-hour study period
Flagstaff is one of only a few communities with a formal Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and one of very few that celebrates its walkability with a week of events - Flagstaff Walks!
Flagstaff has 58 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails in the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS). FUTS trails are used extensively by walkers and cyclists for both transportation and recreation
If you would like to receive email notification of information of interest regarding pedestrian issues, including monthly meeting notices for the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee, go to the Notify Me page and subscribe to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee list.
Active Transportation Master Plan
In 2022 the City of Flagstaff adopted an Active Transportation Master Plan to serve as a detailed guide to enhance walking, biking, and trails in Flagstaff. Learn more at the Active Transportation Master Plan page.
Flagstaff Earns Walk Friendly Community Status
Flagstaff has been designated as a Walk Friendly Community at the bronze level in recognition of its commitment to pedestrian safety, mobility, access, and comfort. Click here to view the Community Profile for Flagstaff.
Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Flagstaff's Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of citizens who are appointed by and report to the City's Traffic Commission on pedestrian issues. The PAC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm at City Hall.