What is it about?
The article demonstrates how pedestrian flows in Melbourne can be estimated based on detailed land use and urban form data and how such a model can be used to forecast how future urban developments could impact pedestrian activity in the city. This can help cities prepare evidence-based policies to increase pedestrian mode share in urban mobility.
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Why is it important?
With the transportation sector remaining the largest contributor to CO2 emissions, it is critical to shift urban mobility from car-based travel to more sustainable alternatives, such as walking and public transit use. The research illustrates how built environments generate and impact demand for pedestrian mobility.
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This page is a summary of: We shape our buildings, but do they then shape us? A longitudinal analysis of pedestrian flows and development activity in Melbourne, PLoS ONE, September 2021, PLOS,
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