WIT Press


The Impact Of Pedestrianization Schemes On The Environmental Quality At Central Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000481

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,054 kb

Author(s)

M. Pitsiava-Latinopoulou & S. Basbas

Abstract

It is well known that pedestrianization schemes are quite often implemented at central areas which are characterized by significant traffic and environmental problems. The impact of such schemes includes, among others, the improvement of the accessibility level of the land use system in the area for the pedestrians, the separation of traffic from pedestrians flows, the overall improvement of air pollution emissions due to traffic, the resolvement of the visual intrusion problem, and finally, the provision of a safe environment for the vulnerable road users. Such a pedestrianization scheme was properly designed within the framework of two research projects which were carried out by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the city of

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