Walkability analyses of Delft city centre by Go-Along walks and testing of different design scenarios for a more walkable environment

Arzu Erturan*, Stefan Christiaan van der Spek

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Abstract

This study seeks answers to the research question ‘How can walkability of urban spaces be analysed with a multidimensional approach by using mobile methods?’ The research consists of a literature review, a field study in the city centre of Delft conducted as Go-Along walks, which provide better insight in capturing the experience of walking in situ, and evaluation of design scenarios that were developed according to the outcomes of the field study. As a result, the study emphasizes the strong inter-relations between metrics for a walkable place and the necessity to discuss walkability multi-dimensionally.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Urban Design
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Go-Along
  • mobile methodologies
  • pedestrian perception
  • Walkability

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