Pedestrian Comfort Guidance for London

This paper presented the benefits of measuring pedestrian activity and including pedestrian needs in the design of streets and places. The Pedestrian Comfort Guidance for London (PCGL) document fills a number of key gaps in the pedestrian assessment tool kit, which provides robust evidence of the needs of pedestrians in differing situations and area types. However, although the PCGL document is a useful tool for assessing schemes and providing robust evidence for the design process, it needs to be considered alongside existing working practices and the experience of professionals working on the design of streets and places. This is because it does not address many of the issues related to pedestrian movement such as desire lines, land use, public realm design and perceptions of safety. Finally, the research behind the PCGL document provides a springboard for future research questions. These include more detailed research into pedestrian behavior when crossing the road, the impact of temporary obstructions and post implementation reviews of pedestrian perceptions of comfort.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: European Transport Conference, 2010 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01352604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2011 2:43PM