PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION SYSTEMS IN CANADA

A DELINEATION OF THE CONCEPTUAL ASPECTS OF PLANNING FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DOCUMENTING THE NATURE AND THE EXTENT OF PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION SYSTEMS IN MONTREAL, TORONTO, EDMONTON AND CALGARY IS PRESENTED. CANADIAN EXPERIENCE DISCUSSED APPEARS TO INDICATE THAT THE THEORETICAL CONCEPTS OF PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE SEGREGATION ADVOCATED FOR MANY YEARS ARE BEING INCORPORATED AS PLANNING PRINCIPLES. IT WOULD ALSO APPEAR THAT THE STATE OF PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION PLANNING AND DESIGN IN CANADA IS STILL A VERY EMPIRIC ART. IT SEEMS APPARENT THAT NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO EVOLVE METHODS OF BENEFIT/COST ANALYSIS AND/OR DETERMINE OPTIMUM USER/ COST CRITERIA. WHILE THE SURFACE ROAD AND SIDEWALK SYSTEMS ARE BUILT AT PUBLIC EXPENSE, IT IS ASSUMED THAT PRIVATE DEVELOPERS MUST PAY FOR ALL OR PART OF THE SEGREGATED PEDESTRIAN SYSTEMS. IN ALL FOUR CITIES DISCUSSED, ADEQUATE LINKAGES WITH THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM ARE BEING INCLUDED. WHILE THE GENERAL TENDENCY SEEMS TO BE TO DESIGN UNDERGROUND PEDESTRIAN SYSTEMS, ABOVE GROUND SYSTEMS ARE ALSO BEING TRIED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transp Res SER. 13, 48PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    School of Community and Regional Planning
    1933 West Mall
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • PENDAKUR, V S
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Accession Number: 00241590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1972 12:00AM