Prioritizing Pedestrian Infrastructure Needs with Dasymetric Mapping

Authors: Jill Saligoe-Simmel*, Saligoe-Simmel, LLC
Topics: Urban and Regional Planning, Applied Geography, Transportation Geography
Keywords: walkable, pedestrian, gap, dasymetric, sidewalk, walk
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Galerie 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
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Walkable cities contribute to people's overall health, safety, and quality of life. This study identifies missing walkways (gaps) in Indianapolis to prioritize pedestrian infrastructure improvements. Dasymetric mapping methods using ancillary data sources refine local population density maps to more accurately depict the spatial distribution of people and their proximity to walkable destinations. Missing walkways are ranked by social factors that may limit people's transportation options, such as age, income and language barriers.

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