Design and planning

Sketch-Plan Method for Estimating Pedestrian Traffic ...

... for Central Business Districts and Suburban Growth Corridors A sketch-plan method is introduced to estimate peak-hour pedestrian trips for crossings at intersections (node) and parallel sidewalk-midblock (link) locations.
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Pedestrian Signal Safety

for Older Persons
Pedestrian Signal Safety - 5.6 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
This study had two primary objectives: 1) to provide the supporting research to assist traffic engineers in understanding the walking characteristics of older pedestrians and 2) to provide more information on the extent to which various intersection operational conditions might be ab
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Los Angeles Walkability checklist

Guidance for site plan review
Walkability checklist - 1.7 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
The purpose of this Guidance for Site Plan Review: Walkability Checklist is to guide Department of City Planning staff in working with developers to make developments more “walkable;” that is, to enhance pedestrian activity, access, comfort and safety. At the same
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Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision-impaired pedestrians

The purpose of this guideline is to provide the best practice design and installation principles for pedestrian facilities that assist blind and vision-impaired people.
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Tools to measure the walkability ... of the local environment

Fact Sheets - Web page - HTML - Browser
These fact sheets provide background information on physical activity and active living as well as highlighting a selection of audit tools for those wanting to assess or evaluate aspects of the environment. They have been developed for those working on physical activity projects and initiatives with an environmental component or focus.
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Principles towards a walking-friendly and human city

It is time to improve the situation and the status of the pedestrians, in an era where motor traffic in the cities is expanding causing a negative impact on the quality of city life. The goal should be to form a city policy dedicated to providing more living space and prioritising the pedestrian.
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Neighbourhood differences in mode choices ...

... for the trip to the dairy In this paper we will report on a study that examined mode decisions and reasons for these decisions for short utiliitarian trips. The research focused on trips to the local dairy.
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Home zones go downtown

The Evolution of Shared Spaces in Switzerland
Home zones go downtown - 1.5 Mb Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
In Switzerland, so called zones of encounter (Begegnungszonen), represent the newest concept, where cars, bicycles and pedestrians share the same space, with pedestrians enjoying priority rights.
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Physical activity and built environment in NZ

What's the evidence? Physical activity, walking, and transport-related physical activity will all be examined in relation to urban form.
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