Preferences of pedestrians are studied regarding personal security, traffic safety, convenience, accessibility, aesthetics concerning various traffic environments, weather conditions, etc. The methods used are qualitative and quantitative, including focus group interviews, participant observations, and questionnaires. Walking is studied from the perspective of different age groups and different trip purposes. The results of the studies are transformed into practical planning for Swedish municipalities. The Swedish Transport Administration was financing this project within Swedish Center of Excellence Road Planning and Design. The project was coordinated by Luleå University of Technology (LTU). Other partners are Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and the consulting companies Trivector Traffic, Tyréns and Vectura.
Time frame: from 2010 to 2012
Collaboration between: LTU, SLU, Tyréns, Vectura, and Trivector.
Financed by: Swedish Transport Administration