Assessing accessibility and safety conditions in an urban environment: what do pedestrians perceive?

Carlos Aceves-González, Libertad Rizo-Corona, Rosa Rosales-Cinco, John Rey-Galindo, Karthikeyan Ekambaram, Maricela Ramos-Tachiquín

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    Abstract

    This study aimed to assess pedestrians’ perceptions about accessibility and safety with an aim to identify factors that influence their choice of mobility in an urban environment in the Municipality of Tlaquepaque, Mexico. A survey was conducted of 299 people aged 18 to 72 years old. The study was undertaken in situ while the users were at transit on the place. Most of the participants pointed out the presence of obstacles to free access and over than 60% of the participants considered that the design of the road could imply problems to people with disabilities. In terms of safety, almost 80% of participants consider the lack of respect to pedestrians as the main fact that represents safety risks for them. Overall, the study allows recognising a series of elements of the urban space might be considered to create an age-friendly – safe and accessible - environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Design for Inclusion and the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering
    EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages215-225
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20444-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20443-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
    Event10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - Washington D.C., United States
    Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019
    http://www.ahfe2019.org/

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume954
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357

    Conference

    Conference10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
    Abbreviated titleAHFE 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWashington D.C.
    Period24/07/1928/07/19
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    Keywords

    • Accessibility
    • Ageing
    • Pedestrians’ perception
    • Safety
    • Urban environment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science(all)

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