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Development of a Diagnosis Manual to Evaluate the Pedestrian Safety in a Neighborhood Using the Mixed Research Method

혼합연구방법을 활용한 근린환경의 보행안전성 진단 매뉴얼 개발

  • 김재철 (가천대학교 도시계획학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.12
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28

Abstract

This study is a descriptive and exploratory one aiming to develop a systematic/diagnostic manual that is necessary for the improvement of the pedestrian safety of a neighborhood and show the practical application and usefulness of the manual through a case study. The diagnostic manual developed on the basis of the previous research review adopted a mixed research method including three investigation tools of map/data analysis using secondary data, field observation by investigators, and resident survey interview. In the case study applying the manual to Changsin-dong, Seoul, the author analyzed the results of the three investigations in integrative ways and showed the usefulness of the manual by systematically deriving the places prone to pedestrian-vehicle accidents and the influencing factors. This study contributes to the practical field in that it provides planners with a systematic tool to diagnose the pedestrian safety in the neighborhood environment while it contributes to the academic field in that it provides the concrete process that empirically compares the differences between different environmental investigative methods and deduce integrative implication from them. In a follow-up study, the author plan to apply the diagnostic manual presented in this study to more cases and improve them to work in various contexts.

Keywords

Neighborhood environment;Planning tool;Urban rehabilitation;Case study;Mixed methodology

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