Pedestrian comfort in Hong Kong: A pilot study

Yuk Yee Yan

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This study investigated pedestrian comfort in Mongkok (a residential and commercial district), Hong Kong. A questionnaire survey on four aspects of pedestrian comfort including physiology, ease to move, safety and security and amenities was conducted in summer 2010. Generally, pedestrians were pleased with the pedestrian environment. It was discovered that the major discomforts were air pollution, crowded surrounding and car traffic volume. Younger pedestrians were more satisfied with the pedestrian space than older ones. It was
also noted that pedestrians' impression of the walking trip was related to physiology, ease to move; and safety and security. Findings of the present study provided knowledge of pedestrian comfort needs that help create pedestrian friendly space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Arts and Social Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

User-Defined Keywords

  • pedestrian comfort
  • questionnaire survey
  • Hong Kong


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