walkability

People, places and movement: multimedia presentations on pedestrian modelling

Accessible, legible and walkable urban spaces, supported by a rich mix of urban uses, cycling routes, public transport and sustainable travel solutions, attract people and encourage activity.
A RUDI one-day event was held as part of the 2009 Transport Modelling Forum to explore a range of approaches, being developed by transport planners, urban designers and academics, that aim to understand how people move around and interact in towns and cities

What mobile communications can tell us about users' movement and encounters in the city

Eamonn O’Neill, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, & Cityware project
25 mins
Advances in mobile and wireless communications have enabled us to detect and record the presence and movement of users and their devices. These data provide a rich source of information for understanding people’s relationship with the city. An analysis of urban Bluetooth data and visualisation techniques can be used to model and make sense of the spatial and temporal patterns of mobility, presence and encounter within these data

Understanding the complex ways in which everyday travel decisions are made in urban areas

Dr Alison Chisholm, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University
24 mins
To develop better understanding of the complex ways in which households and individuals make everyday travel decisions about short trips in urban areas. Understanding walking and cycling through a multi-methods approach which combines spatial network analysis (Multiple Centrality Assessment) and qualitative approaches such as ethnography and audio travel diaries

The Urban ISM model: assessing street networks and movement patterns

Jonathon Tricker, Associate Director, Urban Initiatives
20 mins
The Urban ISM model: assessing street networks and movement patterns. Urban ISM (Integrated Spatial Model) is a suite of software tools and methodologies for integrating the principal elements that make places work. The approach can examine a range of city and neighbourhood scales, assessing urban structure/movement, land use mix/density, social infrastructure and development viability

Applied pedestrian modelling: Oxford Circus and other examples

Dr Jake Desyllas, Atkins Intelligent Space
22 mins
What pedestrian modelling means today: a review of the different kinds of modelling now possible with applied examples from Oxford Circus and elsewhere

Walking Maps – Department of Transport

Maps have become an integral part of our lives. They often play a key role in the way businesses function, give people the confidence to walk further and more regularly, discover new places and lead healthier lives. The Department for Transport is keen to encourage walking to benefit both the individual and the communities in which we all live and work.