TRAFFIC ASPECTS OF PEDESTRIAN MALLS

The conversion of existing streets into pedestrian shopping precincts, and the construction of regional shopping malls, both require consideration of the design for traffic movement in the area surrounding the mall. Traffic destined for the mall, as well as through traffic, must be catered for in a manner that provides for ease and safety of movement and retention of the opportunitites of mobility and access afforded by the automobile. Care should be taken that the formation of a pedestrian shopping precinct, or the construction of a regional shopping mall, does not reduce the accident record at the site of the new mall at the expense of increasing the accident record at another location. Not only is the design for automobile movements important in the development of a pedestrian mall, but also other traffic aspects such as the provision for public transport, the construction of satisfactory parking, the requirements of service and emergency vehicles and, most importantly, the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians must be considered. Case studies provide examples of the effectiveness of existing malls and highlight some of the features which should be considered at the design stage. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Pedestrian Malls Seminar Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Roads Board, New Zealand

    P.O. Box 12-041
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Tuohey, G J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RRU Bulletin 36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM