A Search For Creative Class Trail User Experiences Along The Katy Trail

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A Search For Creative Class Trail User Experiences Along The Katy Trail

Show simple item record Mathews, Shirley Jane en_US 2008-08-08T02:31:18Z 2008-08-08T02:31:18Z 2008-08-08T02:31:18Z May 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2097 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research focused on preferred urban trail attributes and related these to restorative places and user experiences. Focused interviews were employed in the study. Restoration was shown in aspects of naturalness and excitement. Responses to the interviews indicated that a convergence of multiple physical features contributed significantly to a user's restorative experience on the trail, especially where tree canopy was juxtaposed with distant views and there were connections to active urban villages. Where the trail did not enhance the user experience the trail was not seen as contributing to the community in a significant way. Themes emerged from the focused interviews regarding naturalness, sociability, distinctiveness, safety, and a fitness-driven lifestyle. The Katy Trail, a four-mile urban pedestrian and bicycle trail in Dallas, Texas, served as a laboratory for the study. This study broadens knowledge of the quality of restive experiences found on an urban trail. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Taylor, Pat en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title A Search For Creative Class Trail User Experiences Along The Katy Trail en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Taylor, Pat en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Landscape Architecture en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.L.A. en_US
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