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Pedestrians avoid busy roads: evidence from video surveys and bus stop data

Anciaes, PR; Jones, P; (2016) Pedestrians avoid busy roads: evidence from video surveys and bus stop data. (Street Mobility and Network Accessibility Working Paper 07). University College London (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper assesses the influence of motorised traffic on pedestrian mobility in an area in London surrounded by major roads. Pavement and crossing flows obtained by a video survey are analysed in comparison with data on bus stop usage. The flows along the busiest road are lower than it would be expected given the location of the road along the walking routes to bus stops. The propensity to cross the road (overall and informally) correlates negatively with traffic levels, especially in roads with medium traffic speeds. The hypothesis that local residents avoid crossing the road away from designated facilities is also supported by differences in the number of passengers boarding and alighting buses at different stops.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Pedestrians avoid busy roads: evidence from video surveys and bus stop data
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/street-mobility/docs/ucl_str...
Language: English
Keywords: pedestrians, community severance
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1496266
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