Case Study No. 20: The Effects of Environmental Design on the Amount and Type of Bicycling and Walking

National Bicycling and Walking Study

Federal Highway Administration

Among the factors considered in creating effective walking environments are:

  • Balancing Street Space & Uses
  • Pedestrian Amenities
  • Accomodating Management Activities
  • Building Base Design
  • Orientation, Signage, and Circulation Systems
  • Environmental Design Security
  • Sense of Place

A similar set of factors are considered in facilitating bicyle use in downtowns.

This report is one of twenty-four reports in the National Bicycling and Walking Study series.

Filed in: Engineering, Promoting Walking and Bicycling

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