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Spatial Footprint Assessment Method

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

In addition to the 4 methods that served as the base for the Bicycle User Experience concept, this blog will be translating more human centered design methods to the context of street design for everyday biking. These blog posts are initial explorations.

The twelfth new method we'll explore is Spatial Footprint Assessment.

What: Visualization and analysis of the paths of different users on a street.

Why: See how street space is being used in practice: identify underused spaces, problem areas, and opportunity areas.

End Goal: Propose modifications to street geometry that best utilizes the available space, to fit your goals and constraints (e.g. street function, street safety, road user behavior).

(This method was inspired by the traditional design methods of Behavioral Mapping and Observation)


Want to learn about more people-centered methods? Enroll in our User Centered Design Methods Training or our online course User Experience for Inclusive Cycling in Cities.




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