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

National Bicycling and Walking Study
Source: 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.

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