The Effect of Social Parameters on Pedestrians' Characteristics
Pedestrians are one of the main elements in transportation systems. So, their behaviours were investigated to find out the relationship between social parameters of a specific society and these characteristics. This study was conducted in Taif city-KSA as a case study to investigate the effect of Saudi customs on the pedestrians attitudes. General findings in relation to pedestrian age, gender, group size, and additional simultaneous activity while walking goes well with the available literature. The walking speeds are decreasing with the increase in age, group size, and the additional activity while walking. In addition, women are using the existing pedestrians' facilities much more than men and children. Also, they have less reductions rather than those for both men and children. In general, the privacy of Saudi society has significantly affected the behaviours of pedestrians. This may be a good guidance in the design of pedestrians facilities in such societies.