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Streetscape Features Related to Pedestrian Activity
Journal of Planning Education and Research (2015)
  • Reid Ewing, The University Of Utah
  • Amir Hajrasouliha, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Kathryn M. Neckerman, Columbia University
  • Marnie Purciel-Hill, Human Impact Partners
  • William Greene, New York University
By measuring twenty streetscape features and numerous other variables for 588 blocks in New York City, we were able to identify variables that explain pedestrian traffic volumes. We found significant positive correlations between three out of twenty streetscape features with pedestrian counts after controlling for density and other built environmental variables. The significant streetscape features are the proportion of windows on the street, the proportion of active street frontage, and the number of pieces of street furniture. This study provides guidance for streetscape projects that aim to create walkable streets and pedestrian-friendly environments.
  • pedestrian activity,
  • streetscape features,
  • urban design measures,
  • walkability
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Reid Ewing, Amir Hajrasouliha, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Marnie Purciel-Hill, et al.. "Streetscape Features Related to Pedestrian Activity" Journal of Planning Education and Research (2015)
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