Public Open Space and Walking: The Role of Proximity, Perceptual Qualities of the Surrounding Built Environment, and Street Configuration

Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Justyna Anna Karakiewicz, Andrew T. Kaczynski

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This study examined how proximity and attractiveness of public open spaces (POSs), perceptions of the surrounding built environment, and street configuration were associated with walking to and within POSs. Residents from three neighborhoods in Melbourne (N = 335) completed a questionnaire about walking and perceptions of their neighborhood, and geographic information systems and space syntax measures were used to assess proximity of POSs and street configuration. Proximity and attractiveness of POSs were not associated with POS-related walking. However, several perceptual qualities of the built environment, including safety from crime and traffic and aesthetics, were associated with greater walking. As well, persons living in areas with the most integrated street configurations reported less POS-related walking. Neighborhood perceptions and street configuration are key urban design issues to consider in promoting residents' use of POS for walking.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)706-736
ページ数31
ジャーナルEnvironment and Behavior
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 8月
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 環境科学(全般)

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