Walkability

Alternate Term Label:
Pedestrian movement
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Riding the revolution

This report argues that South East Queensland is in the midst of an active transport revolution, one that can be made permanent with the adoption of a bold and determined new policy approach for the region.
Strategy

Whitehorse Integrated Transport Strategy 2011

This strategy document creates a framework to consider the different modes of transport available to the Whitehorse community and provides direction to facilitate travel options and networks that are sustainable, convenient, accessible and safe.
Conference paper

Planning shadeways in Bendigo: an example of digital planning to adapt to extreme heat

This paper describes an innovative approach to using and triangulating geospatial data, community perspectives on urban greening and community shade mapping activities to develop a shade mapping and (walking) route comfort model for a city.
Conference paper

Will driverless cars produce walkable cities for Australia?

This paper draws on design research exploring detailed scenarios for driverless cars as primary access to suburban rail stations in Melbourne. The findings question the extent to which walkable urbanism is likely to result in a driverless future.
Conference paper

Active frontage controls: architecture, affordances and atmospheres in Forrest Hill, Melbourne

Active frontages are promoted in planning policy as ‘best practice’. While acknowledging the importance of public-private interfaces for street-life vitality, this paper questions the widespread uncritical adoption of ‘active everywhere’ controls.
Report

Walking and transport in Melbourne suburbs

This report looks at how people travel around Melbourne, with a particular focus on the role of walking and access to suburban shopping centres. It includes analysis of Melbourne household travel data captured through the Victorian Integrated Survey of Travel and Activity (VISTA).
Discussion paper

Barriers to the safe use of motorised mobility devices: discussion paper

The views of a broad range of stakeholders are crucial to guide any policy position. This paper outlines the problem with Motorised Mobility Devices (MMDs) and discusses a potential approach to overcome the key regulatory barriers. The NTC is requesting that stakeholders consider the issues...
Report

Pavement parking

This report looks into what the UK Government can do to address pedestrian safety issues associated with pavement parking.
Journal article

AwaP-IC—an open-source GIS tool for measuring walkable access

Within the broad field of walkability research, a key area of focus has been the relationship between urban form and capacities for walking. Measures of walkable access can be grouped into two key types: permeability measures that quantify the ease of movement through an urban...
Commentary

Don’t forget the footpath – it’s vital public space

When we think about public spaces, we often imagine large open areas such as squares and parks. The humble footpath is overlooked, although it is an equally if not more important public space for urban social life. Every day, most people will at some point...