Urban Design, walkways, Pedestrian safety, urban health, Public health


Architecture | Business | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


Walking is such an essential human activity and it is a part of every trip. Whatever the main purpose for travel, walking will remain the first and last mode used; no doubt there is a link between walking, urban health, and pedestrian safety. Unfortunately, safe walking has been ignored in the mission of planning for many transportation systems in the cities. The number of individuals killed or seriously injured on Arab cities’ road’s network has significantly increased the late decades. Nonetheless, there has been no meaningful change in the pedestrian facilities throughout the most recent ten years. There are numerous factors that affect and cause this numbers. And the main problem is the Lack of an initiative to decrease pedestrian risks and improve their safety. This research paper will discuss briefly the factors affecting pedestrian’s safety in order to attempt to set some guidelines that will assist in risk reduction, increase the pedestrian safety rates and consequently will improve urban health in Arab communities.



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