Evaluating the Perceptions of Road Users in Different Scenarios of Shared Spaces

Shared space is an approach intended to reconcile people, streets and traffic to reduce the dominance of vehicles and improve the comfort of pedestrians. The aim of this study is to investigate the perception of pedestrians and motorists in shared spaces containing several transport modes. Data were collected from questionnaires using photo survey. Factors affecting road use experience were embedded in the photo survey for the purpose of testing the preferred shared space scenarios. The multinomial logit modeling technique was used to describe the respondents’ preferences for different scenarios and to quantify the effects of the design-specific factors related to shared spaces. The results reveal that factors such as the presence of vendors, pedestrians and brick paving, as well as vegetation and narrow streets will increase pedestrian comfort and enhance driver alertness when shared spaces are in use. These insights are useful for the implementation of shared space schemes.


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  • Accession Number: 01675541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2018 9:12AM