A Model for Assessing Pedestrian Corridors. Application to Vitoria-Gasteiz City (Spain)

Delso Martínez, Javier and Martín Ramos, Belén and Ortega Perez, Emilio and Otero Pastor, Isabel (2017). A Model for Assessing Pedestrian Corridors. Application to Vitoria-Gasteiz City (Spain). "Sustainability", v. 9 (n. 3); p. 434. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9030434.

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Title: A Model for Assessing Pedestrian Corridors. Application to Vitoria-Gasteiz City (Spain)
Author/s:
  • Delso Martínez, Javier
  • Martín Ramos, Belén
  • Ortega Perez, Emilio
  • Otero Pastor, Isabel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: 16 March 2017
Volume: 9
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Pedestrian Mobility, GIS, Network Analysis, Pedestrian Corridors, Sustainable Transport
Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

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.

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Item ID: 53002
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/53002/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:53002
DOI: 10.3390/su9030434
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/3/434/htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Nov 2018 12:22
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 12:22
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