URBAN SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS

This text which is directed to urban policy makers provides quantitative methods of proportioning space in downtowns in relation to the adjoining buildings, applies the methods which are relevant to the general urban situation to the specific situation in Manhattan, and proposes steps for eliminating pedestrian congestion and so improving the journey from the train to the home. Comments are made on density and human space needs, and the steps are outlined for determining the amount of walkway space a building requires. Conventional travel demand analysis is described, and methods for direct estimation of pedestrian density are outlined. Equations relating pedestrians to buildings and walkways are presented and evaluated. Pedestrian space requirements are discussed in relation to speed and flow, and the special requirements of stairways, escalators and signalized intersections are noted. Aggregate travel demand by modes other than walking are discussed and guidelines for design are developed pinpointing pedestrian space requirements of individual buildings and installations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

    55 Haywood Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • PUSHKAREV, B
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 212 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM