Title

THE ADEQUACY OF WALKWAYS FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT ALONG PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN THE SUBURBS OF AN AMERICAN CITY

Authors

A R. Gassaway

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1992

Subject Area

planning - route design, place - low density, mode - bus, mode - pedestrian, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Walkways, Walks, Suburbs, Residential areas, Recreational facilities, Portland (Oregon), Pedestrians, Pedestrian walkways, Paths, Footways, Business districts, Bus routes

Abstract

This research develops a typology of walkways along suburban streets and a system for evaluating their adequacy to service pedestrian traffic generators defined as specific land uses. The original research for this approach was implemented in Portland, Oregon, where the evaluative system was applied. Problems with walkways inadequate to the land uses they were to serve were found with (a) heavily trafficked bus routes with frequent stops, (b) approaches to schools, (c) areas of high-density, residential land use with or without commercial land use, (d) non-school, multiple-institutional/residential areas, and (e) public streets used extensively by recreationists.

Comments

Transportation Research Part A Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09658564