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Traffic planning to support increased walking (2010-2012)

Published: 11 May 2011

The long-term objective of this project is to increase walking and to enable safe and secure walking all year round. The goal is to contribute to a systematic improvement of conditions of trips by foot. The quality of transports for pedestrians is studied in particular, but also the interaction between pedestrians, cyclists and in some cases mopeds.

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