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Where People Walk

Developing a vibrant pedestrian environment is one of the goals of the Pedestrian Master Plan. Destinations that generate pedestrian traffic—such as transit stations, parks, schools, grocery stores, and libraries—play a key role in creating vibrancy. However, not all destinations generate the same levels of pedestrian activity. For example, a regional transit station is likely to generate more pedestrian traffic than a local bus stop. Multi-family residential buildings and regional destinations, such as the Pike Place Market, are likely to generate more pedestrian activity than low density office and retail uses. In addition, the distances people are willing to walk to and from different types of destinations vary. For example, people may be more likely to walk farther to a light rail station than to a coffee shop. Some of the pedestrian generators and types of infrastructure used in the analysis are shown here. Detailed information about where people walk is available in The Pedestrian System.




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