The study was aimed at establishing the relationships between people walking on footways and crossing a road and the land-use and household characteristics of the area near the road. It discusses the choice and characteristics of the area with information on transport facilities, employment, shopping, education and population. Data collection and use of interviewers are described. The findings suggest that the shops have the most effect on pedestrian activity and then the public transport system links. Questionnaire response counts are given in table form with brief explanations, followed by cross tabulations of trip purpose by sex, age and time, and it is concluded that pedestrian activity is related to various measurable aspects of the land-use configuration. Alternative approaches to the study are suggested, concluding that the data base needed to be larger, so that multi-variate analysis could be undertaken. Since this is viewed very much as a pilot, other studies are suggested in different areas paying attention to different land-uses. Appendices with the questionnaire, planning data, and variables and detailed analysis are included. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    Transport and Environmental Studies, 39 King Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bentham, G
    • Cafruny, S
    • Mellor, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM