Pedestrian Quality Needs

PQN was a multi-disciplinary study, exploring the needs of pedestrians and developing models in context, based on evidence, and with measurable outputs.

The project started with an inventory of available statistics, national and international research and development publications with regard to pedestrians and documented policy statements of stakeholders on the various political and institutional levels. The PQN project was launched in 2006 and completed in November 2010.

The main objective of the Action is to provide an essential contribution to systems knowledge of pedestrians’ quality needs and the requirements derived from those needs, thus stimulating structural and functional interventions, policy making and regulation to support the walking conditions across the EU and other involved countries.

The PQN summary, published at the beginning of the project, provides an introduction to the project in a number of languages.The summary can be accessed in the following languages;

English; Czech; Dutch; German; Hebrew; Italian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish

Other helpful documents include:

Background Documents
Glossary of Terms
Explanation of Abbreviations
​History of pedestrian policies and research
Overview of insights in wallking literature​
Literature review of individual, perceived physical and social environmental factors related to walking
Measuring Walking – Towards internationally standardised monitoring methods of walking and public space
18 Country Reports on Walking: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
A Summary of ​the Country Reports giving an overview of pedestrian research, the policies, issues, research, concerns and interests.
​Summary table of publications mentioned in the Country Reports.
A country comparison Report exploring initiatives in 20 Pedestrian-friendly cities
A summary of the walking data availability in European countries

The PQN Final Report in 7 parts: