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The improvement of the pedestrian environment in Korea : Policies and achievements

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Title The improvement of the pedestrian environment in Korea
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Policies and achievements

Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Lim, Sam-jin; Myeong, Myo-hee; Kim, Eun-hee; So, Ki-ok; Kim, In-seok; Cho, Jun-han

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[Sejong]:The Korea Transport Institute

Date 2015
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No KOTI Knowledge Sharing Report / Issue 18
ISBN 978-89-5503-699-2
Pages 211
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
Holding The Korea Transport Institute

Abstract

The value of walking in urban transportation tends to be overlooked and even more so in developing nations than in advanced nations. However, walking is far more important than it seems. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Transport Institute (2009) the average modal share of walking accounts for 35.5 percent which is higher than that of passenger cars (32.6 percent). The poll also shows that the average walking distance is 939 meters, walking is the major mode of transport for a trip shorter than 1 km, and the people who do the most walking are students. Walking is in fact a more competitive and faster mode of transportation for short trips within 500 meters than compared to passenger cars, buses, trains, and other means of transportation. The following is a brief summary of seven characteristics of walking and its social significance (LIM Sam-jin, 2012). (rest omitted)