PERCEPTIONS OF THE PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT

The main objectives of this research were to identify the environmental factors contributing to pedestrian amenity, and to develop methods of assessing and predicting amenity. Surveys were carried out in fifteen urban centers across England and Scotland, chosen to cover a range of environmental conditions. Interview surveys were conducted with 450 pedestrians in one street in each center, and the same street in each center was videotaped for two days (9:00 - 5:00) to provide a permanent record of pedestrian activity and traffic flows. Manual pedestrian counts were made, and site characteristics noted (e.g. shops, offices, transport facilities). At each center two further streets were selected with which the main survey street could be compared, and manual traffic counts were made in these streets. At two of the urban centers home interviews were conducted with 200 residents. Pedestrians were asked to rate the environmental conditions of the street in which they were interviewed, and in the comparison streets, using 12 semantic differential scales (7 point). They were also asked to compare the interview street with the two other streets in the same center.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • May, A D
    • HOPKINSON, P G
  • Publication Date: 1992-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 148
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 21 1993 12:00AM