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Authors Evaluating the Quality of Existing Sidewalks from the Perspective of Citizens and Comparing them with Design StandardsAli Soltani - Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Shiraz University
Sara Fazeli - Master Student of Urban Planning, Department of Urban Planning, Shiraz University,
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to compare existing status of sidewalks with design standards and also assessing the amount of residents’ satisfaction of existing sidewalks in the Goldasht Neighborhood, Shiraz, Iran and also compares their influences on the amount of residents’ walking. In order to achieve this purposes, we used the FHWA* sidewalk design standards (2005) and also San Diegos regional planning agency guidelines (2002). Furthermore, around 100 questionnaires completed by pedestrians and the questionnaires’ data were analyzed using Factor Analysis method. Findings show that there was no relationship between the amounts of sidewalk correspondence with standards and self-reported walking in each sidewalk. Also it was found that an inverse significant relationship exists between the amount of walking and the satisfaction of atmosphere and environmental conditions, green space, surface, and geometric characteristics of sidewalk. It means that increasing in walking cause the lower satisfaction in these factors. Furthermore, aged people are less satisfied with geometric characteristics of sidewalk, green space, safety and security.
Keywords:Sidewalk, Pedestrian, Design Standards, Factor Analysis, Walking
COI code: ICSAU02_1418
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Soltani, Ali & Sara Fazeli, 2014, Evaluating the Quality of Existing Sidewalks from the Perspective of Citizens and Comparing them with Design Standards, 2nd international congress of structure, architecture and urban development, تبريز, دبيرخانه دائمي كنگره بين المللي سازه ، معماري و توسعه شهري, https://www.civilica.com/Paper-ICSAU02-ICSAU02_1418.htmlInside the text, wherever referred to or an achievement of this article is mentioned, after mentioning the article, inside the parental, the following specifications are written.
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