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An application of pedestrianisation and traffic calming measures to an area of change : a case study of Florida Road in Durban.

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This dissertation is to determine the most appropriate type of Pedestrianisation and Traffic Calming measures to address vehicle and pedestrian related conflicts in an urban area, using Florida Road in Durban as a case study. Based on the conceptual framework in the field, participant observation, questionnaires and interviews were used as research methods to investigate this situation and to obtain a holistic understanding of the area. After analysing and evaluating the physical and social factors according to the criteria presented, the findings indicate that there is a necessity to meet the needs of pedestrians in the Florida Road area. As such, different recommendations are made in an attempt to create a pedestrian-friendly environment and a healthy community through a detailed Pedestrianisation Scheme and Traffic Calming measures.


Thesis (M.T.R.P.)-University of Natal, Durban, 2002.


City traffic--KwaZulu-Natal--Durban., Pedestrian facilities design., Pedestrian areas., Pedestrian facilities design--KwaZulu-Natal--Durban., Pedestrian areas--KwaZulu-Natal--Durban., Theses--Town and regional planning.