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Hill, Michael R. 1986. “Spatial Structure in Pedestrian Route Choice.” Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 6.
Aggregated pedestrian trip lengths typically follow gravity model predictions. Given this, the present research asks which route will a pedestrian choose when confronted by two or more distance-minimizing routes of equal length. Ethological, questionnaire, and interview data reveal the spatial structure of pedestrian route choices in terms of spatial complexity measures. Route complexity is found to vary by age and gender. The study is based on data collected in Lincoln, Nebraska.