WORLD JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSCIENCES
WORLD JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSCIENCES
2019 Volume 8 Issue 3

The Role of Developing Pedestrianism as a Means of Transportation in Socio-Cultural and Contextual Dimensions of the Urban Spaces


Azadeh Avazpour
Abstract

Nowadays, the extreme dependency on vehicular traveling, hence the negligence of walking and organizing of its specific spaces, is amongst the substantial problems of the urban life. Public spaces and areas constitute one of the essential and necessary elements of today’s urban life and the most important part of the cities. Walking is one of the most stable methods of transportation and can cause a sustainable development of the cities from various contextual, social, environmental, cultural, economic, and political aspects. Moreover, as the primary ground of the pedestrians’ movements, walkways act as the growth centers in the cities’ levels and have a considerable effect on the correction and provocation of their peripheral spaces. The primary goal of the present study was the investigation of the role of developing “pedestrianism” as a way of transportation on the socio-cultural and contextual dimensions of the urban spaces. The study method was descriptive-analytical, and background-descriptive or extensive (survey) research has been applied in parts of the study stages. The study population included the residents of Vali-e-Asr Estate Residents in Bojnourd with the population of its neighborhoods reaching 3800 individuals based on the census in 2016. A simple randomized sampling method was used. The descriptive and inferential analyses of the data were performed by SPSS. According to the study results, there was a significant relationship between the contextual, spatial, social, and cultural dimensions with pedestrianism development‎‎‎‎‎.


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