Pedestrian system design : linking sites in downtown Pittsburgh

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dc.contributor.advisor Russell, John R. en_US Perfetti, Michael A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-pa en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:36Z 2011-06-03T19:37:36Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 1996 .P47 en_US
dc.description.abstract It has been acknowledged that the pedestrian environment in downtown Pittsburgh is inadequate, lacking connectivity and significant amounts of quality open space, and as a transportation system it is in direct conflict with vehicular traffic. This creative project examines the condition of the pedestrian environment relative to the other systems, places, and activities that are affected by pedestrian welfare. The intense activity within the CBD generates volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic that it can hardly support. The pedestrian environment lacks sufficient space, and, as a result, the pedestrian's mobility is constricted and there is excessive conflict with vehicles. Moreover, pedestrians in downtown Pittsburgh have very few opportunities to access the waterfront and spaces and buildings of particular significance within and adjacent to the CBD.The design solutions that are proposed herein include a variety of development guidelines, street adaptations and open space recommendations. Through the installation of these solutions the pedestrian environment becomes enhanced and downtown Pittsburgh is able to become a more cohesive place where history, architecture and nature are integrated into an urban environment that is truly livable.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent iii, 157 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedestrian facilities design. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedestrian areas -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh City planning. en_US
dc.title Pedestrian system design : linking sites in downtown Pittsburgh en_US Thesis (M.L.A.)
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