Unraveling the pedestrian environments of high-speed rail station areas : a comparative case study from Japan and lessons for America's urban walkability

dc.contributor.advisorZhang, Ming, 1963 April 22-
dc.creatorPope, Noah Allen
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-16T01:07:32Z
dc.date.available2024-04-16T01:07:32Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2023
dc.date.updated2024-04-16T01:07:33Z
dc.description.abstractThis professional report presents a comparative case study analysis of walkable environments in high-speed rail station areas, focusing on the lessons that Japan can offer for urban development in America. Walkability has emerged as a crucial aspect of sustainable urban planning, promoting active transportation, reducing congestion, and fostering vibrant communities. By examining high-speed rail station areas in Japan, renowned for their efficient and pedestrian-friendly designs, this research aims to unravel the key factors that contribute to their success. The study utilizes primarily site observations as a means to break apart the various elements contributing to walkability within the station area, such as connectivity, accessibility, design, and amenities. The findings highlight the significance of comprehensive planning, integrated transportation networks, pedestrian-oriented infrastructure, and the incorporation of public spaces in creating walkable environments. Drawing lessons from the Japanese model, this research provides valuable insights and recommendations for enhancing walkability in American urban development, ultimately striving towards more sustainable and livable cities.
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124834
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51436
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectWalkability
dc.subjectPedestrian
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectComparative analysis
dc.subjectHigh-speed rail
dc.subjectPedestrian environment
dc.subjectJapanese rail
dc.subjectStation environment
dc.titleUnraveling the pedestrian environments of high-speed rail station areas : a comparative case study from Japan and lessons for America's urban walkability
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.programCommunity and Regional Planning

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