AARP State Office To Join Cheyenne Mayor’s Council for Disabilities To Conduct Walk Audit

Posted on 09/20/23

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The Cheyenne Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) will participate in walk audit of a portion of the Reed Avenue Corridor on Friday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon in partnership with AARP Wyoming and the City of Cheyenne Engineering Department.

The Walk Audit will begin at 10:00 a.m. at 18th Street and Reed Avenue, then proceed to Bent Avenue, O’Neil Avenue, and Thomes Avenue. Members of the MCPD will be accompanied by Sam Shumway, Wyoming State Director for AARP Wyoming, City Councilman Pete Laybourn, and Cheyenne City Traffic Engineer Rick Amen.

According to AARP, “A walk audit is an activity in which participants observe and evaluate the walkability of a location to identify and document if and how pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection, and get from Point A to B and C and so on.”

Portions of the walk audit will be photographed and videotaped, as the walk audit human experience data will be collected and documented on AARP walk audit worksheets and given to the City of Cheyenne Engineering Department. The data collected can be utilized in the plan to reconstruct 18th Street, which is included in the plan to revitalize the Westside.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities and AARP, because they present a unique perspective which can be incorporated as part of the plan for the exciting vision of expansion and business development on the West side of Cheyenne,” said Rick Amen, Traffic Engineer for the City of Cheyenne.

For more information of the Mayor’s Council for People with Disabilities, visit their website at, and access Boards/Commissions, or call the Mayor’s Office at 307-637-6300.

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