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.
- Prepared in cooperation with RTKL Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Md.
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
Washington, DC United States 20590
RTKL Associates, IncorporatedBaltimore, MD United States
- SCOTT, W G
- Kagan, L S
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Pagination: 311 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Bridges; Central business districts; Crosswalks; Escalators; Facilities; Human characteristics; Intersections; Pedestrian movement; Pedestrians; Prevention; Safety; Safety engineering; Sidewalks; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Travel patterns; Tunnels; Urban transportation; Walkways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Pedestrian characteristics
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Society;
- 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