PEDESTRIAN PLANNING IN SUBURBAN AREAS - A STATE OF THE ART REVIEW

This study develops general guidelines for planning and evaluating suburban pedestrian systems. Pedestrian characteristics and capabilities which affect walking demand are summarized using the results of previous research. Reported research results are also used to examine the effectiveness of the physical walking system by analyzing various components. A list of pedestrian planning and facility design guidelines is derived using the information that was reviewed. Total walking distance emerged as the predominant factor controlling suburban pedestrian demand. Few people were willing to walk further than one mile (1.6 km) from generator to attractor, with a majority unwilling to walk further than one-half mile (0.8 km.). These findings are tested in a set of case studies of pedestrianism in suburban areas that are described in Volume II of the study report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume I of "Development of Guidelines for Accommodating Safe and Desirable Pedestrian Activity within the Highway Environment".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • LaBaugh III, W C
    • Demetsky, M J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VHTRC 75-R31
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM