PEDESTRIAN MALLS; A DISCUSSION PAPER

The motives for or goals of these pedestrian schemes were two-fold, to provide the pedestrian with a more attractive, safe environment, and to rejuvenate the area physically and economically. In the Australian context, the goals may vary from a desire to provide a safe, pleasant pedestrian environment, to reducing traffic congestion, or rejuvenating a shopping centre. The goals need to be defined clearly at the outset for an efficient work programme to evolve. Data collection, finance and design of a scheme all hinge on the nature of the goal. These issues are discussed in parts three and four of the report. The "mall" concept is discussed in part one, while part two focusses on the experiences of existing malls both in Australia and overseas. The part one allows some insight into motives for the creation of a mall, and the problems and benefits encountered. Part four comprises a discussion of design principles and prepares the ground for possible design briefs. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Town and Country Planning Board

    235 Queen Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM