The Goal of "site analysis" for my project was to gain a general understanding of the design components of each street type. By adapting the grading system that was developed by Frank Jaskiewicz, I was able to evaluate each of the 9 sites based on a list of ten principals that contribute to the pedestrian experience. In addition to the nine principals I described in my earlier post, I added a tenth: Organization as well as re-defined 'Enclosure/definition,' and, 'Physical Conditions." 
 
Enclosure: Jaskiewicz described this as the edges of a site, and the degree to which the edge is complete. I will be considering enclosure as scale. A wide open site with a large width will be one extreme, while a tight and claustrophobic site would be the other. (Site 1: Gran Via de les Cortes Catalanes, and site 5: Rambla del Raval, are the most open sites, while site 3.2: Carrer de la Cera is the tightest)

Physical Conditions: Jaskiewicz broadly explains this as, "anything else that plays a role in pedestrian experience." For my study, physical condition will focus on the materials used, and their condition. A site that lacks a variety of materials and/ or shows wear and tear, would receive a grade of 1, while a site that uses a wide range of materials and/ or is in immaculate condition would receive of 5. 

Organization: The degree to which traffic lanes for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles are provided. A site that has very distinct  moving lanes for all three would receive a grade of 5, while a site that has no lanes would receive a grade of 1. (Sites 1 and 3.2 are the upper and lower extremes once again.)
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Completed Evaluation Sheet
I have evaluated all the sites based on the ten principals, and can now easily compare the sites just by looking at the numbers. Things to take note of are rows that have similar marks across the board, and more importantly, rows that have a range. The categories with a range are the important ones to keep in mind as I move into Phases III and IV, because they will most likely be the cause for any behavior changes I may find.
 


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    zach     kalette

    Hello! 

    Everyone is a pedestrian, including you! 

    As a lifelong resident of Syracuse, NY, I have grown up in an automobile world with little sense of pedestrian culture.

    Here in Barcelona, the city has an extreme level of pedestrian culture! I will be taking a look at the design  of various urban streets and how their physical form affects pedestrian behavior. 

    study     question

    How do the physical elements of urban streets influence pedestrian behavior, as well as create a walkable environment while interacting with vehicles and bicycle riders in Barcelona?  

    sites

    1. Gran Via de les Cortes
         Catalanes 
    2. Carrer de Comte
         d'Urgell
    3. Carrer de la Cera
    4. Carrer de l'Hospitat
    5. Rambla del Raval
    6. Carrer de Sant Oleguer
    7. Avengida de les
         Drassanes