To begin my research, I need to choose study sites. In order for this to happen I needed to develop a set of criteria that narrows down the vast amount of possibilities that Barcelona has to offer. On the map, you can see the current sequence of streets that may work for my study. However, I am still searching for alternatives so I can weigh the options.

The criteria include:
1. Pedestrian infrastructure must be present 
2. Active pedestrian usage, and possible interaction with vehicles and bicycles
3.. Sites must incorporate the old Roman/ Medieval City, and the 1800's Eixample (Grid Pattern) developed in the 1800's by  Ildefons Cerdà
4. Close to home/ within walking distance
5. Sequence of spaces, point A to point B
6. Sense of safety, so I do not get into any trouble while conducting my study 
7.Good gut feeling... it just needs to feel...right


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    zach     kalette


    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?  


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