Funding provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Discovery Grant Program, the partners of the Mobilité Chair – the Ville de Montréal, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (MTMDET) and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) – as well as the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).
City planning -- Quebec -- Montreal, Pedestrian areas -- planning, Community life, Urban ecology (Sociology)
This paper analyzes the transferability of a composite walkability index, the Pedestrian Index of the Environment (PIE), to the Greater Montréal Area (GMA). The PIE was developed in Portland, Oregon, and is based on proprietary data. It combines six urban form variables into a score ranging from 20 to 100. The measure introduces several methodological refinements which have not been applied concurrently in previous efforts: a wide coverage of the different dimensions of the urban form, together with the use of a distance-based decay function and modelling-based weighing of the variables.
Lefebvre-Ropars, Gabriel; Morency, Catherine; Singleton, Patrick A.; and Clifton, Kelly J., "Spatial Transferability Assessment of a Composite Walkability Index: The Pedestrian Index of the Environment (PIE)" (2017). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations. 420.
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