Developing walkability index from walker and non-walker perception

Event: Proceeding of The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Conference Paper

The benefits of walking have recently inspired considerable research on the
relationships between pedestrian choices and numerous built environment factors. These
relationships are then elaborated using walkability indices for the meso- the micro-levels.
Despite important advances in micro-level research, the walkability concept is based chiefly
on the perspective of the walker. The views of the potential walker and non-walker are thus
given insufficient attention. This paper employs micro-level analysis to bring in the often
overlooked non-walker perspective. This perspective can be understood both from the factors
enabling as well as barriers inhibiting walking. Therefore, the proposed walkability index may
be used as a tool to analyze facilities that not only to serve walkers but those that encourage
non-walkers to change their behavior. Changing behavior will be critical to maximizing the
benefits associated with walking

Author:
Russ Bona
Frazila
Febri
Zukhruf
Jongga
Jihanny
Kardina
Nawassa
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