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TitleSmart pedestrian network: an integrated conceptual model for improving walkability
Author(s)Fonseca, Fernando Pereira da
Ribeiro, Paulo
Jabbari, Mona
Petrova, E.
Papageorgiou, G.
Conticelli, E.
Tondelli, S.
Ramos, Rui A. R.
KeywordsSmart Pedestrian Network
Smartphone App
Urban Planning
Walking Benefits
Issue date2020
JournalLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
CitationFonseca F., Ribeiro P. J. G., Jabbari M., Petrova E., Papageorgiou G., Conticelli E., Tondelli S., Ramos R. A. R. Smart pedestrian network: an integrated conceptual model for improving walkability, SC4Life 2019 - EAI International Conference on Society with Future: Smart and Liveable Cities, pp. 1-18, 2020.
Abstract(s)Smart and sustainable mobility have recently emerged as a solution to the problems incurred by the intensive use of motorised transport modes. For many decades, cities have been planned based on the needs of vehicle traffic, neglecting basic human needs for active mobility and the adverse effects of motorised traffic on the natural environment. However, walking is an environmentally friendly transport mode and a healthy form of making physical activity. Thus, walking becomes an essential component of the transport and urban policies for achieving a more sustainable development process. This paper presents the research project Smart Pedestrian Network (SPN) that aims at promoting walkability as one of the critical dimensions of smart and sustainable mobility in cities. The paper analyses the various components linked to SPN that can make a pedestrian network ?smart? and, therefore, a feasible alternative to motorised transport modes. Three integrated components are analysed: i) an urban planning component supported in a GIS-based multi-criteria model to assess the conditions provided to pedestrians and to support the adoption of planning policies; ii) a smartphone app for pedestrian navigation, displaying optional routes according to the pedestrian preferences and needs; and iii) a business component to estimate and disseminate the multiple benefits of walking as well as the market potential of SPN. By promoting an innovative linkage of these three components, SPN has a great potential for improving walkability and, therefore, for creating more sustainable and liveable urban spaces.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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