COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF PEDESTRIAN MALLS IN THE UNITED STATES

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  USA  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