Making the slow metropolis by designing walkability: a methodology for the evaluation of public space design and prioritizing pedestrian mobility.
Aniss Mezoued, Quentin Letesson & Vincent Kaufmann
Deux membres de LOCI ont ou co-écrit cet article reprenant les résultat de la recherche qu’ils ont mené entre l’EPFL et LOCI, avec le soutien de Prof. Vincent Kaufmann.
Focusing on the mobility aspects of big cities and metropolises, the paper starts with the assessment that the Slow City is linked, in terms of mobility, to slowing down traffic. This paper proposes the following working hypothesis: if the Slow City concept is relevant for making our bigger cities sustainable, it needs, in terms of mobility, to be adapted to the slowest mode of transportation: walking. To that extent, our research develops atool to evaluate the design of public spaces with regard to their affordance to walking (walkability) and to their prioritization of pedestrian mobility.