Measuring Walkability: A Comprehensive Index for Enhancing Pedestrian-Friendly Environments in Latin American Cities

WK-2023-EP-12Ana Margarita, Larranaga UriarteUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, School of Engineering, Laboratory of Transport Systems, (LASTRAN), Porto Alegre, Brazil. Abstract Walking is a prevalent mode of transportation in Latin American cities, yet it often lacks the priority it deserves in public policies. Cultural, institutional, and infrastructure barriers hinder walkability, exacerbating social and economic