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A Model for Assessing Pedestrian Corridors. Application to Vitoria-Gasteiz City (Spain)
Año:2017
Áreas de investigación
  • Transporte
Datos
Descripción
From a mobility perspective, walking is considered to be the most sustainable transport mode. One of the consequences of motor-oriented urban configuration on pedestrian mobility is urban fragmentation, which affects sustainability in cities. In this paper, we use a natural-based approach to landscape fragmentation and connectivity (inherited from landscape ecology) for pedestrian mobility planning. Our aim is to design a useful methodology to identify priority pedestrian corridors, and to assess the effects of implementing barrier-free pedestrian corridors in the city. For this purpose, we developed a method that integrates Geographical Information Systems (GIS) network analysis with kernel density methods, which are commonly used for designating habitat corridors. It was applied to Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). Pedestrian mobility was assessed by comparison of travel times between different scenarios. Results show that the implementation of pedestrian corridors reduces travel time by approximately 6%. Thus, an intervention in a small percentage of the city?s street network could considerably reduce pedestrian travel times. The proposed methodology is a useful tool for urban and transport planners to improve pedestrian mobility and manage motorised traffic
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Sustainability
ISSN
2071-1050
Factor de impacto JCR
1,789
Información de impacto
Volumen
9
DOI
10.3390/su9030434
Número de revista
3
Desde la página
434
Hasta la página
434
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Participantes
  • Autor: Javier Delso Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Belen Martin Ramos (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Isabel Otero Pastor (UPM)
  • Autor: Emilio Ortega Perez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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