THE ADEQUACY OF WALKWAYS FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT ALONG PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN THE SUBURBS OF AN AMERICAN CITY
planning - route design, place - low density, mode - bus, mode - pedestrian, mode - pedestrian
Walkways, Walks, Suburbs, Residential areas, Recreational facilities, Portland (Oregon), Pedestrians, Pedestrian walkways, Paths, Footways, Business districts, Bus routes
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.
Gassaway, A. (1992.) THE ADEQUACY OF WALKWAYS FOR PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT ALONG PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN THE SUBURBS OF AN AMERICAN CITY, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 26, Issue 5, p. 361-379.