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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004);Statybos inžinerija / Civil engineering (T002)
Author(s): Dičiūnaitė-Rauktienė, Rūta;Gurskienė, Virginija;Burinskienė, Marija;Malienė, Vida
Title: The Usage and Perception of Pedestrian Zones in Lithuanian Cities: Multiple Criteria and Comparative Analysis
Is part of: Sustainability. Basel : MDPI AG, Vol. 10, iss. 3 (2018)
Extent: p. 1-22
Date: 2018
Note: Art. no. 818
Keywords: Pedestrian zones in cities;sustainability of pedestrian zones;criteria for successful pedestrian zones;multiple criteria analysis;assessment of pedestrian zones in Lithuania
Abstract: As pedestrian zones are public spaces in urban areas, they are important in terms of meeting people’s needs. However, it is worth noting that attention should be paid not only to the development of the physical infrastructure, but also to a sustainable balance between the socio-economic and environmental aspects. To guide urban planning and management initiatives towards more sustainable patterns, it is essential to re-examine the already existing characteristics of cities, establishing how they are used and perceived by inhabitants. The present research suggests environmental, economic and social criteria that determine a greater vitality of pedestrian zones in cities and better life quality for the inhabitants. A questionnaire survey was used to assess common attitudes regarding the research topic in major cities in Lithuania. The multiple criteria decision-making COPRAS (COmplex PRoportional ASsessment) method was used for the formation of a priority queue. The research results showed the attitudes of inhabitants towards pedestrian zones in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaip˙eda. The inhabitants of these three cities regarded social and environmental criteria groups as the most significant. Contrary to what was expected and anticipated, respondents do not consider economic criteria as playing a key role in the sustainable preservation and development of pedestrian zones
Affiliation(s): Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
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Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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