Critical Thinking | The Trip

The pedestrian environment is composed of a series of “trips” from a point of origin to a point of destination. This trip has five essential steps that must be considered in creating the pedestrian environment. These steps are:

1) Anticipation (looking forward to walking to a destination and the eventual experience).

2) The Trip to the On-Site Experience (what the experience is like walking from the parking lot to the on-site experience destination).

3) The On-Site Experience (attending a movie, dining, window shopping, visiting an art gallery, getting a cup of coffee, etc.).

4) The Trip from the On-Site Experience (the experience leaving the site and returning to the car, bus, or bicycle).

5) Recollection of the Trip (would you want to come back again?)