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A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE ROLE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR SHORT WALKING TRIPS

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dc.contributor.author Ferrer López, Sheila es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ruiz Sánchez, Tomás es_ES
dc.contributor.author Mars, L. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-26T12:14:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-26T12:14:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08
dc.identifier.issn 1369-8478
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/83648
dc.description.abstract The present study uses a qualitative approach with the aim to identify built environmental factors influencing short walking distances for transportation among adults (18-65 years), with special attention to micro-scale attributes. Three focus groups were held in Valencia (Spain) and conducted with participants who undertook, at least once a week, one short non-shopping trip in any travel mode (were "short trip" is defined as less than 3045 min walking distance). A thematic analysis of the data was performed and six categories of factors emerged related to the built environment. Factors were also classified as either barriers to walking, or secondary factors related to the attractiveness of the walking experience and the pedestrian route choice. Results show that factors related to safety from crime are the most deterrent to walking (absence of people and poor street lighting), along with the availability of car parking at destination for car users. Crossing large avenues and roundabouts in Valencia can be a deterrent to walking because of the high density of pedestrian traffic signals with a poor coordination, leading to long crossing waiting times. Secondary factors such as wide sidewalks, the presence of trees, and low traffic volume roads were mentioned by almost all participants. Our findings suggest that sidewalk width may not only influence pedestrian route choice but can be a barrier to walking. Focus groups also revealed that sidewalk cafes and bollards were seen as physical obstacles by some participants. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We would like to thank the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for funding the research project PEATON-TRA2011-27415. Furthermore, we would also like to thank the participants in the study and Pablo Garcia-Garces for his assistance with the focus groups. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD es_ES
dc.relation Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation PEATON-TRA2011-27415 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Built environment es_ES
dc.subject Focus group es_ES
dc.subject Walking es_ES
dc.subject Pedestrian es_ES
dc.subject Short trip es_ES
dc.subject Mode choice es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA E INFRAESTRUCTURA DE LOS TRANSPORTES es_ES
dc.title A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE ROLE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR SHORT WALKING TRIPS es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.trf.2015.07.014
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería e Infraestructura de los Transportes - Departament d'Enginyeria i Infraestructura dels Transports es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ferrer López, S.; Ruiz Sánchez, T.; Mars, L. (2015). A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE ROLE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR SHORT WALKING TRIPS. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 33:141-160. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2015.07.014 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2015.07.014 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 141 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 160 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 33 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 298446 es_ES


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