Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(1), pp. 12 - 26
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100102
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An Investigation into the Causes of Pedestrians' Walking Difficulties in Cairo Streets


Joy Maged 1, Rania Rushdy Moussa 1, Usama Konbr 2,*
1 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, The British University in Egypt, El-Sherouk City, Cairo 11837, Egypt
2 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt

ABSTRACT

This paper intends to focus on Cairo streets from the pedestrian-use perspective. It aims to explore and examine the factors that make Cairo streets better places for walking. Moreover, it intends to contribute to the limited qualitative research on walkable streets and pedestrians' walking experience, specifically in Cairo. In addition, it provides a conceptual framework for understanding the walkability of streets and the experience of pedestrians, built on both empirical field study and prevailing theoretical models reviewed in the literature. To closely examine the factors that determine Cairo streets to be walkable and therefore pedestrian-friendly, the research investigates the status of two streets in Cairo as a case study. The case studies section investigated the street characteristics and the local pedestrians' needs and perceptions towards their walking experience in the streets. This study investigated the status of Cairo streets by recording the users' perceptions of different types to understand the causes of this problem. Moreover, to encourage the walking in Cairo streets and promote social activities, the study investigates two major streets in Cairo, "El-Korba and Al-Azhar," using qualitative research methods of participant interviews and observational surveys. Furthermore, it conducted a comparative study to examine the causes and proposals' solutions, down to the study's results.

KEYWORDS
Walking Difficulties, Walkability, Street Walking Quality, Pedestrian Mobility, Sidewalks, Streetscape, Social Satisfaction, Pedestrian safety, Cairo

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Joy Maged , Rania Rushdy Moussa , Usama Konbr , "An Investigation into the Causes of Pedestrians' Walking Difficulties in Cairo Streets," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 12 - 26, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100102.

(b). APA Format:
Joy Maged , Rania Rushdy Moussa , Usama Konbr (2022). An Investigation into the Causes of Pedestrians' Walking Difficulties in Cairo Streets. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(1), 12 - 26. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100102.