Posted on August 10, 2011 4:31 PM
Report on the benefits of pedestrian facilities
The New Zealand Transport Agency released a report exploring case studies at eight New Zealand sites where the implementation of new pedestrian facilities or the improvement of existing facilities led to increased pedestrian usage and improved perception of the sites.
The report examines pedestrian rates both before and after facility implementation and analyzes accompanying factors such as safety, delay, and directness. It also highlights an expected pedestrian-usage model, based on before and after data analysis, for planners and funding agents to use when planning new or improved facilities, as well as for use in project evaluation.
The report demonstrates study methods that can be replicated locally in the Chicago region.