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El rol de los pasos peatonales subterráneos como alternativa en los actuales esquemas de planeación urbana

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Author(s): Carlos Felipe Urazán Bonells | Adolfo Camilo Torres Prada | Édgar Humberto Sánchez Cotte

Journal: Tecnura
ISSN 0123-921X

Volume: 17;
Issue: 38;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: pedestrian infrastructure | urban mobility | pedestrian tunnels

ABSTRACT
The underground pedestrian crossings approach has an infrastructural solution to the current urban mobility. It is based on various criteria such as: the tendency to follow the availability of multifunctional underground spaces of some cities in developed countries, which can reduce the risk of accidents on road at pedestrian crossings, lower construction costs, lower occupancy of public space. Also, the use of underground pedestrian crossing can benefits more the user compared with pedestrian bridge in the following aspects: Protection under negative environmental impacts and reducing more travel distances. As a consequence, this solution would reduce the perception of increased fatigue in the pedestrian using the infrastructure, and would have less negative visual impact. Despite the benefits, the implementation of pedestrian crossings underpass competing with location factors such as the fact of being located near steps at traffic lights, which change the intention of pedestrians on how to cross roads.
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