City Hall employees returned 23 questionnaires of the 34 sent out by researchers to cities with pedestrian malls. Analyses of results and of a literature search indicate that there does not appear to be an ideal population size to support a mall. The size of the mall itself has a negligible relationship to the degree of its success. There was consensus among the cities surveyed that pedestrian malls have had a favorable impact, which in most cases has been multi-dimensional. Some of the symptoms of change and improvements reported are: increased rates of voluntary improvements to property (45%); acquisition of additional selling and storage space (54%); a reduction in the rates of store vacancies (55%); more young and old persons in downtown areas (79%); more out-of-towners among the consumer foot traffic (44%); a higher pace of normal business expansion; and an increase in community and variety activities and special events (80%). While the study was limited, certain recommendations are made about the design, implementation and administration of a successful pedestrian mall.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

    155 East Superior Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Onibokun, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00097112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM