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Title: Analysis of the influence of urban built environment on pedestrian flow in an intermediate-sized city in the Andes of Ecuador
Authors: Hermida, Carla
Cordero, Manuela
Orellana Vintimilla, Daniel Augusto
metadata.dc.ucuenca.correspondencia: Hermida, Carla, chermida@uazuay.edu.ec
Keywords: Cuenca
Intermediate city
Non-motorized mobility
Pedestrians
Urban built environment
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatiamplio: 5. Ciencias Sociales
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatidetallado: 5.7.3 Estudios Urbanos(Planificación y Desarrollo)
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatiespecifico: 5.7 Geografía Social y Económica
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescoamplio: 07 - Ingeniería, Industria y Construcción
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescodetallado: 0731 - Arquitectura y Urbanismo
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescoespecifico: 073 - Arquitectura y Construcción
Issue Date: 2019
metadata.dc.ucuenca.embargoend: 30-Dec-2050
metadata.dc.ucuenca.volumen: volumen 13, número 10
metadata.dc.source: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/15568318.2018.1514445
metadata.dc.type: ARTÍCULO
Abstract: 
This study explores the potential influence of the urban built environment on pedestrian flow in an intermediate Latin American city, Cuenca-Ecuador. Data from samples of 48 street segments were analyzed to explore how physical and spatial features of streets and sidewalks, as well as land use and occupation conditions influence the number of pedestrians. A quantitative approach was used to model the individual and combined influences of several variables on pedestrian counts using multiple regression models. Results from statistical modeling indicate that variables related to the physical features of the streets, such as sidewalk width, are positively correlated to pedestrian counts, whereas parking space and front setback are negatively correlated. We conclude that streets in our study area are largely inadequate for pedestrians due to their poor design, scarce walking infrastructure, and the prevalence of all sorts of obstacles on the sidewalks. Pedestrians, however, seem to cope with this adve...
Description: 
This study explores the potential influence of the urban built environment on pedestrian flow in an intermediate Latin American city, Cuenca-Ecuador. Data from samples of 48 street segments were analyzed to explore how physical and spatial features of streets and sidewalks, as well as land use and occupation conditions influence the number of pedestrians. A quantitative approach was used to model the individual and combined influences of several variables on pedestrian counts using multiple regression models. Results from statistical modeling indicate that variables related to the physical features of the streets, such as sidewalk width, are positively correlated to pedestrian counts, whereas parking space and front setback are negatively correlated. We conclude that streets in our study area are largely inadequate for pedestrians due to their poor design, scarce walking infrastructure, and the prevalence of all sorts of obstacles on the sidewalks. Pedestrians, however, seem to cope with this adverse environment by adopting different strategies. We expect that this study will help city planners design better environments for non-motorized travel in intermediate cities.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=85059776115&origin=inward
metadata.dc.ucuenca.urifuente: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujst20/13/10?nav=tocList
ISSN: 15568318
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