Annotative Bibliography #3 – A Qualitative Study On The Role Of The Built Environment For Short Walking Trips

Walking and Transportation

Ferrer, Sheila, Tomás Ruiz, and Lidón Mars. “A Qualitative Study On The Role Of The Built Environment For Short Walking Trips.”Transportation Research Part F: Psychology And Behaviour 33.(2015): 141-160. ScienceDirect. Web. 3 Feb. 2016.

This article talks about the walking barriers using a specific age group, using focus groups with a specific age group. This research took place in Valencia, Spain where they used many methods including thematic analysis where they had a questionnaire and interviews of the people chosen for this experiment, data analysis, and more. The majority of the participants would walk for some time, but many prefer other forms of transportation such as cars or other types of mobility. Some of the main reasons why walking is such a barrier to some is because of the amount of time they need to get to places, bad weather, to be safe from crime, there are horribly structured walking facilities where walking isn’t possible or it is uncomfortable or dangerous, you feel insecure, and more. I chose this because I thought it would be relevant to what we are looking at in class. There are flaws in it its limitations and biases. The built environment from the 3 articles is that it affects others. This relates to Atlanta in how there are many barriers that do not allow us to go in some directions or even let us walk comfortably.

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