Measuring Walkability – Analysis of Institutional Campuses | Original Article
Walking is a significant mode of commuting on institutional campuses. The designed network of roads, footpaths, and open spaces promotes a walkable environment. This research analyzes an institutional campus layout in multiple ways – 1) Studying the plan and predicting the pedestrian and vehicular circulation pattern. 2) Observing and recording current pedestrian and vehicular circulation patterns 3) Conducting surveys and interviews of the users to understand the issues and design considerations of the campus walkability. The research highlights the relationship between spatial configuration and walkability and how the spatial configuration can be modified to achieve a better walkable environment for the user. The study attempts to understand the characteristics of the built environment that encourage a walkable climate by analyzing users' perceptions. The research adopts qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze walkable environments on educational campuses. Parameters for measuring walkability were listed, and a questionnaire survey was prepared to measure user perception. The research attempts to understand the walkability measures and the effect of spatial configuration on human behavior.