The report documents a study of pedestrian behavior and perception to identify pedestrian needs and accommodations. The techniques used to study pedestrians included (1) Survey polls of pedestrians at different locations, (2) Observation of pedestrians along their walking routes, and (3) Photography to supplement the first two approaches. Taken collectively, these techniques determined actural pedestrian conditions. The study produced two significant conclusions. The first is that pedestrians rarely express emphatic reaction to the walking environment. The second is that pedestrian behavior responds in characteristic ways to environmental conditions. These conclusions suggest the following action-oriented polices; A leadership program of pedestrian improvements should be initiated to accommodate pedestrian needs; Offensive and inconvenient pedestrian conditions should be rectified; A program of pedestrian improvements should be directed to the whole pedestrian network of a city; Incentives should be given to the users of land adjacent to the pedestrian right-of-way to make pedestrian improvements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Public Administration


    Federal Highway Administration

    Division of Socio-Economic Studies, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eckmann, A
    • Schwartz, R
    • Ridley, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8040
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM