Generally the proneness to walk in the urban centre is a more widespread practice and it is protected by various measures in order to reduce the vehicular traffic and the noise, the environmental pollution, the safety and also the economical aspects. This research shows an evaluation of the walk ability index related to the historical district of the city of Enna characterized by the presence of an adult population, numerous historical buildings and architectural heritage, as well as by a medium-high slope of the road infrastructures due to the orography. The research was carried out using three different approaches. Data acquisition was facilitated by the dissemination of user satisfaction questionnaires and direct surveys in the area. The comparison of the results obtained with the various methods shows how, in a preventive way, the aspects related to the transport at urban historical centre can be taken care in order to improve the wellbeing produced by the pedestrian activity. The present work aims to highlight the potential and the critical aspects of some urban streets of the historical city centre of Enna in order to be able to guarantee to everyone an easy pedestrian mobility and therefore potentially a greater modal choice of the transport system “slower “than vehicles.

The development of walkability in the historic centre of Enna: The case of the Saint Tommaso neighbourhood

Campisi, T.
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Canale, A.
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Tesoriere, G.
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2019

Abstract

Generally the proneness to walk in the urban centre is a more widespread practice and it is protected by various measures in order to reduce the vehicular traffic and the noise, the environmental pollution, the safety and also the economical aspects. This research shows an evaluation of the walk ability index related to the historical district of the city of Enna characterized by the presence of an adult population, numerous historical buildings and architectural heritage, as well as by a medium-high slope of the road infrastructures due to the orography. The research was carried out using three different approaches. Data acquisition was facilitated by the dissemination of user satisfaction questionnaires and direct surveys in the area. The comparison of the results obtained with the various methods shows how, in a preventive way, the aspects related to the transport at urban historical centre can be taken care in order to improve the wellbeing produced by the pedestrian activity. The present work aims to highlight the potential and the critical aspects of some urban streets of the historical city centre of Enna in order to be able to guarantee to everyone an easy pedestrian mobility and therefore potentially a greater modal choice of the transport system “slower “than vehicles.
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