A GIS Approach to Evaluating Streetscape and Neighborhood Walkability

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dc.contributor.author Ackerson, Kristopher
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-02T18:01:24Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-02T18:01:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005-09-02T18:01:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1286
dc.description Examining committee chair: Marc Schlossberg en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project is three-fold: 1) to evaluate neighborhood walkability near middle schools in terms of infrastructure amenities that enhance pedestrian safety; 2) to evaluate walkability using streetscape characteristics to augment neighborhood scale variables; and 3) to compare student transportation behavior with the walkability safety characteristics identified for four neighborhoods in Springfield and Bend, Oregon. Using a pedestrian environment audit instrument with mobile GIS technology and a household transportation survey of middle school students, the results presented in this paper provide a micro- as well as macro-scale analysis of neighborhood walkability and pedestrian safety. GIS software was used to evaluate the spatial distribution of land-use types, street and intersection densities and characteristics, and student routes to school. en
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dc.subject Walkability en
dc.subject GIS en
dc.subject Pedestrian areas en
dc.subject Middle school students -- Transportation en
dc.title A GIS Approach to Evaluating Streetscape and Neighborhood Walkability en
dc.type Thesis en

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