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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061993

Measurements of Pedestrian Friendliness of Residential Area: A Case Study in Hexi District of Nanjing

School of Architecture, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
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Received: 14 May 2018 / Revised: 7 June 2018 / Accepted: 10 June 2018 / Published: 13 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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As part of urban transportation, walking plays an important role in promoting the development of urban green transportation systems. Through the analysis of resident travel preference and the influence factors on travel choice of land use and related effects, this paper puts forward the walking accessibility, pedestrian route directness (PRD), street walking popularity and the ratio of green interface as a quantitative index of the measurement system of pedestrian friendliness, to evaluate the effect of land use and urban space on the residents’ walking. Based on this, this paper takes Nanjing Hexi District as an example, using ArcGIS software to quantify the city residents’ travel purpose. Two-dimensional space characteristic analysis verifies that the high density and high degree of mixing, high accessibility blocks with good street environmental quality and open environment on the pedestrian block has a good role in promoting walking, and then puts forward optimization suggestions to promote the pedestrian friendliness in Hexi District. View Full-Text
Keywords: pedestrian friendliness; accessibility; potential model; pedestrian route directness; flexible travel pedestrian friendliness; accessibility; potential model; pedestrian route directness; flexible travel
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Qian, C.; Zhu, D.; Zhou, Y.; Chen, J. Measurements of Pedestrian Friendliness of Residential Area: A Case Study in Hexi District of Nanjing. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1993.

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