People need to walk. The quality of their experience however can vary greatly which in turn will impact on their decisions to choose to walk against other modes and the frequency, length, scope and enjoyment of their trips.
The Pedestrians' Quality Needs Project (PQN) identifies what people need for their safe and agreeable mobility in public space and shows the added value of a systems approach compared with sectoral approaches. The main objective is to provide knowledge of pedestrians' quality needs and how those needs relate to structural and functional interventions, policy making and regulation to support walking conditions across the EU and other involved countries.
The PQN project was launched in November 2006 and completed in November
2010. This website displays the complete project outcome.