A COMPARISON OF COSTS AND BENEFITS OF FACILITIES FOR PEDESTRIANS

The report discusses the costs and benefits of facilities for improving pedestrian circulation, safety, and environment. The report categorizes the various types of facilities and improvements for pedestrains in downtown areas and at grade separation projects. A general framework for estimating total facility cost over time is developed and examples of costs are provided. The nature of pedestrian travel is examined as an aid to determining the requirements for and impacts of pedestrians, vehicles, and abutting properties. Finally, examples of cost and benefit analyses of highway crossings are provided along with case studies of grade separated facilities in central business districts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with RTKL Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Md.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Federal Highway Administration

    Environmental Design and Control Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    RTKL Associates, Incorporated

    Baltimore, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • SCOTT, W G
    • Kagan, L S
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 311 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 7 Final Rpt., FCP 31E1-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7966
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM