EVALUATING PEDESTRIAN-ORIENTED FACILITIES

The paper summarizes a study that has developed a comprehensive methodology for evaluating the social, environmental, and economic impacts of pedestrian facilities. The types of facilities for which this methodology is applicable are those that improve safety and movement (overpasses, underpasses, pedways, and transitways) and those that provide a pleasant environment for social interaction and commercial enhancement (malls, auto-free zones, and street closures). Measurement techniques were developed for thirty six variables that quantify all significant direct and indirect benefits of facilities separating pedestrians and vehicles. The methodology can be used to evaluate alternating facilities being considered for a single site or establish warrants or priorities for a number of pedestrian facilities. In addition to both theoretical and practical considerations, the developed techniques have been actually tested at two existing and two planned pedestrian facilities.

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  • Pagination: p. 453-461

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  • Accession Number: 00188007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM