TESTING THE CLAIMS OF NEW URBANISM: LOCAL ACCESS, PEDESTRIAN TRAVEL, AND NEIGHBORING BEHAVIORS

New Urbanist claims that placing amenities such as parks and retail shops within walking distance of homes will increase pedestrian travel and thereby increase interaction among neighbors are tested and discussed. The relative roles of physical design and personal attitudes and perceptions in predicting walking and neighboring behaviors are also examined. Surveys were conducted in 8 neighborhoods with varying degrees of local access to parks and shops. Analyses were conducted at the neighborhood and individual levels and were supplemented with qualitative data. Findings provide some support for each of the tested relationships, but also underscore the significance of other variables, especially personal attitudes.

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    American Planning Association

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60603-6107
  • Authors:
    • Lund, H
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2003 12:00AM