Evaluation of Pedestrian Level of Service in Presence of Street Vendor: Kolkata

Pedestrian level of service (PLOS) is a tool to measure the performance of the facility provided, for movement of the pedestrian. There is no suitable methodology is available for Indian context where street vendor is a predominant factor, which reduces the mobility and safety of the pedestrian. The aim of the study is to develop a PLOS model considering the effect of the street vendor. Pedestrian perception, pedestrian and vehicular operational characteristics, and geometric characteristics in presence of street vendor are considered for data collection. A set of questionnaire survey is conducted to evaluate perceived PLOS. Regression analysis is performed to formulate a PLOS model which incorporates both qualitative and quantitative parameters. From the study it is observed that most of the sidewalks are underperforming and requires an urgent improvement of the pedestrian facilities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 667-675
  • Monograph Title: Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Energy and Water Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; and Planning and Financing

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01700664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482025
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2019 10:15AM