2021
DOI: 10.3390/infrastructures6070098
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The Impact of the Cairo Streets Development Project on the Independent Mobility of Children: A Field Study on the Streets of Heliopolis, Egypt

Abstract: Due to significant changes in Cairo’s streets today, young children may face difficulties finding opportunities to be safe and active. They can encounter low independent mobility, limiting their access to places in their neighborhoods, and can have poor access to their schools. This study aims to examine governmental primary school children’s access to schools in their neighborhoods after street modifications in Heliopolis, Cairo, seeking to evaluate the potential risks to child pedestrians. This will subseque… Show more

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“…The first approach focuses on walkability analysis carried out based on directly or indirectly observable factors and components, also taken from Google Maps [17], and essentially covering dimensional and morphological characteristics of streets, intersections [18] and sidewalks [19], pedestrian safety, maintenance status, and accessibility to services and facilities [3,6,[20][21][22]. An example is the capability-wise walkability score (CWS) developed by Blečić et al [4] based on three macro-environments of observation, the current condition of urban design (density, integration, etc.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The first approach focuses on walkability analysis carried out based on directly or indirectly observable factors and components, also taken from Google Maps [17], and essentially covering dimensional and morphological characteristics of streets, intersections [18] and sidewalks [19], pedestrian safety, maintenance status, and accessibility to services and facilities [3,6,[20][21][22]. An example is the capability-wise walkability score (CWS) developed by Blečić et al [4] based on three macro-environments of observation, the current condition of urban design (density, integration, etc.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, challenges persist. Recent large-scale demolitions of green spaces for road expansion highlight a potential disconnect between government actions and public concerns [55,56]. Citizen activism opposing these projects further emphasizes the growing public interest in environmental protection [57].…”
Section: Egypt's Growing Climate Awarenessmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Since 1947, improvement processes have transformed Ard el Golf from a golf course into a residential area. In 1999, Ard el Golf became an administrative part of the West Nasr City district (Elshater et al 2022b;Shafik et al 2021). It is still a residential area, similar to Heliopolis in terms of its urban character.…”
Section: Case Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Sci. 2023, 12, x FOR PEER REVIEW 5 of 22 In 1999, Ard el Golf became an administrative part of the West Nasr City district (Elshater et al 2022b;Shafik et al 2021). It is still a residential area, similar to Heliopolis in terms of its urban character.…”
Section: Case Studymentioning
confidence: 99%
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