Pedestrian corridor for the integration of the administrative, financial, and commercial center in the city Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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Authors: Darwin NevárezBlanca Indaburo

Abstract: The investigative work shows the spatial problems of the urban area of ​​the city of Esmeraldas, Ecuador; along 690 meters of Ave. Simón Bolívar. This site presents problems related to the deterioration of the urban image, vehicular congestion, and environmental noise due to human interaction in the sector. The research proposes the creation of a pedestrian corridor that integrates the administrative, financial, and commercial center of the urban center of the city of Esmeraldas as a strategy to improve pedestrian mobility. The proposed methodology is of a mixed type. Measurement and information-collection instruments such as observation, statistical analysis, interview, vehicle-capacity measurements, and environmental noise were used. The analysis of the results obtained corresponds to the dynamics of the urban historic center. This leads to the interpretation that noise, vehicular congestion, and the daily influx of citizens carrying out activities provoques chaos and environmental impact. The creation of a pedestrian corridor is proposed as a solution to the urban problems of the study approach, in order to offer citizens an inclusive public space in which the pedestrian is privileged, guaranteeing their mobility and contributing to the reduction of environmental pollution and vehicular traffic.Keywords: public space, pedestrian mobility, walkability, pedestrian corridor, vehicular congestion, environmental noise.

Keywords: public space, pedestrian mobility, walkability, pedestrian corridor, vehicular congestion

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002722

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