Slow Streets Activity Observation Worksheet
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Notes: Ensure that observations are conducted in the optimal weather conditions to support optional activities such as staying
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Information
Even if weather clears up, benches may be wet - changes how people use the space
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LocationAlways ensure data is anonymized
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Date
How many, who, where, what, how long?
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Day of Week
It is acceptable to combine observations from two separate days if the observations were interrupted as long as similar enough coniditons
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Time of DayTools: Pen, paper, counter, stop watch
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Weatherfor Mapping bring tracing paper
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Temperature
If thinly populated must count longer for consistencies
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Smells
Always divide the space into more manageable sections 90-100m
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Noise Levels
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Diversions from normal activity
it could be a freak snow storm, or people passing through for a sports event if it seems abnormal document it
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PeopleCounting
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Female
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Children
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Young adults
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Middle aged adults
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Older Adults
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Disabled
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Group of 2
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Group of 3
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Group of 4 +
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Male
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Children
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Young adults
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Middle aged adults
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Older Adults
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Disabled
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Group of 2
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Group of 3
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Group of 4 +
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People ActivitiesMapping or counting
Where are people moving versus staying?
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StayingOThis can either be mapped or counted
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MovingXStaying requires optimal conditions
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WalkingXMoving requires suboptimal conditions
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StandingT
When mapping activities move through the space always keep looking forward, trying to capture a snapshot
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Standing Talking
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SittingOShow sun areas and built environment
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PlayingS
Can Trace how people move through the space - trace one person as they move through the space every 10 minutes
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How many talking to each otherdraw
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Average Walking Speed
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Unofficial street crossings
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Holding Childrens hands
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Test walks
walk the site to map down waiting times, hindrances
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Waiting times
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Hindrances, obstacles
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Percent waiting time of total trip duration
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CyclingCounting
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Female
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Children
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Young adults
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Middle aged adults
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Older Adults
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Disabled
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Group of 2
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Group of 3
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Group of 4 +
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Male
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Children
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Young adults
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Middle aged adults
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Older Adults
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Disabled
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Group of 2
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Group of 3
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Group of 4 +
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Helmets
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Built EnvironmentCounting or Mapping
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Public Official Seating
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Private Official Seating
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Unofficial Seating
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Bike Parking
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Newspaper stands
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Garbage bins
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Water fountains
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Storefront width
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Active Units percentage
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Doors/100 meters
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Windows
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Scale
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Setback
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Sidewalk width
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Utility Zone width
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Triangulation Objects
something that makes strangers that normally wouldn't talk
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Blank Walls
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Banks
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Service
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Retail
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Food and Beverage
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Residential type and scale
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Trash
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Desire lines
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Sealed Shutters
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Private furniture outside
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