Investigating Pedestrian Behavior Differences of Walking Streets and their Effect Factors with Three Wuhu Cases

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It is found that the use of pedestrian streets varies widely in Chinese cities. This paper was intended to compare the pedestrian behavior characteristics and to discuss the effects of market competition, built environment and mobility governance of walking streets, taking three cases in Wuhu city for study. Except pedestrian flow, trip purpose, trip frequency, travel distance, dwelling time and mode share was compared based on sampling questionnaire survey. It further investigated pedestrians’ satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the streets, as well as main factors affecting pedestrians’ behavioral preferences, including the scale and types of business activities, landscape, circulation and transit service of the streets. The author concludes that market comparative advantage, pleasant walking environment and good transit accessibility are keys to enhancing the vitality of walking streets.

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Guangfan Li, Chaohe Chen, Bifeng Jiang and Qizhong Shen

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1879-1883

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B. Liu et al., "Investigating Pedestrian Behavior Differences of Walking Streets and their Effect Factors with Three Wuhu Cases", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 587-589, pp. 1879-1883, 2014

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July 2014

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[2] Information on http: /www. wenming. cn/zt/2008-03/12/content_14882111. htm.

[3] Survey data from Survey Report of Wuhu Comprehensive Transport Planning (in Chinese).

[4] Survey data from Survey Report of Wuhu Comprehensive Transport Planning (in Chinese).