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How to Create Walking Friendly Cities. A Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Central Open Market Area of Rijeka

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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna KORE, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Department of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering, School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka Radmile Matejčić 3, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9470; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229470
Received: 15 October 2020 / Revised: 6 November 2020 / Accepted: 7 November 2020 / Published: 13 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable | Sustaining City Streets)
Current mobility strategies tend to pursue sustainable solutions with low environmental and economic impact, such as the disincentive to the use of private vehicles. Mobility on foot is among the most advantageous forms for short distances, especially if different technological and infrastructural solutions are inserted in the urban context such as underpasses that limit the likely conflicts with motor vehicles. These solutions, however, are not easily perceived as positive because people often do not like to change their usual routes or because they feel psychological discomfort when they pass through closed places. This research work focuses on the evaluation of the benefits of including a small underpass in the city of Rijeka, Croatia and through an Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), a multi-criteria analysis, it was possible to prioritize a number of decision-making alternatives, related to qualitative and quantitative evaluations, otherwise not directly comparable, and combining multidimensional measurement scales into a single priority scale. This analysis allows to provide cues for local and non-local urban planning, encouraging through the participatory form an active comparison between the population and local authorities and at the same time allows to assess which multidisciplinary processes (psychological/engineering) are possible to put in place to encourage the research on pedestrian behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: pedestrian mobility; AHP method; itineraries selection; sustainable mobility; pedestrian behavior pedestrian mobility; AHP method; itineraries selection; sustainable mobility; pedestrian behavior
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Campisi, T.; Basbas, S.; Tesoriere, G.; Trouva, M.; Papas, T.; Mrak, I. How to Create Walking Friendly Cities. A Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Central Open Market Area of Rijeka. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9470. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229470

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Campisi T, Basbas S, Tesoriere G, Trouva M, Papas T, Mrak I. How to Create Walking Friendly Cities. A Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Central Open Market Area of Rijeka. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9470. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229470

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Campisi, Tiziana; Basbas, Socrates; Tesoriere, Giovanni; Trouva, Mirto; Papas, Thomas; Mrak, Iva. 2020. "How to Create Walking Friendly Cities. A Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Central Open Market Area of Rijeka" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9470. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229470

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