PEDESTRIANS. IN: HANDBOOK OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
This chapter defines pedestrians. A pedestrian is defined as any person on foot. While everyone is a pedestrian at one or another, in the United States walking is viewed primarily as a recreational activity. However, for relatively short trips, walking can be an effective and inexpensive mode of transportation. There are many factors that influence the choice of travel mode and, specifically, the decision to walk. The national Bicycling and Walking Study showed that there is a three-tiered hierarchy of factors: (1) initial considerations; (2) trip barriers; and (3) destination barriers. This chapter takes a comprehensive look at incorporating pedestrians into the transportation system. While the chapter provides an overview, it also directs interested patrons to other sources of valuable and more technical information.
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- Eck, R W
- Publication Date: 2004
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycling; Information dissemination; Mode choice; Pedestrians; Recreational facilities; Technological innovations; Transportation engineering; Travel; Trip distribution; Walking
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00988759
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0071391223
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 2005 12:00AM