Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 1-10
Pedestrian Behavior and Service Quality Assessment: A Study at Selected Areas in Rajshahi City Corporation
Md. Shakil Ar Salan, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Nahidul Islam, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Shazzu Rahman, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Hafiza Nazneen Labonno, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Nazia Hossain, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Hossain Mohiuddin, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Aug. 16, 2017;       Accepted: Dec. 19, 2017;       Published: Jan. 8, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20180401.11      View  1528      Downloads  115
Abstract
Walking is the most useable transport mood through all over the world as well as Rajshahi. Maximum people use this mood to go a short distance and sometimes to cover the long distances. For the increasing number of population, it is very urgent to assess and provide proper facilities while they walk. In this research, several methods have been followed to assess pedestrian behavior and the service quality that is provided to facilitate pedestrian. For these three different study areas have been chosen according to commercial, mixed use and residential area. About 98 samples have been taken on the basis of the purposive sampling technique. Both qualitative and quantitative data are considered for this purpose. Quantitative data includes determination of effective walkway width, calculation of average pedestrian space and volume by capacity ratio. Questionnaire survey method has been followed to collect qualitative data. In this case, variables are considered according to the good pedestrian facilities by following literature review. After that, ratio method is used to give relative rankings and weights to the qualitative and quantitative variables. Collected data are analyzed separately for assessing the pedestrian level of service and pedestrian behavior using Microsoft excel. This research revealed that the highest pedestrian flow was in the commercial area. Maximum respondents have been given emphasizes on rehabilitation of illegal establishment, construct the footpath infrastructures and restriction on footpath parking in the commercial and mixed used areas. Recommendations for improving the existing situation have been discussed on the basis of pedestrian given priority.
Keywords
Pedestrian, Pedestrian Behavior, Pedestrian Level of Service
To cite this article
Md. Shakil Ar Salan, Md. Nahidul Islam, Shazzu Rahman, Hafiza Nazneen Labonno, Nazia Hossain, Hossain Mohiuddin, Pedestrian Behavior and Service Quality Assessment: A Study at Selected Areas in Rajshahi City Corporation, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20180401.11
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