نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, University of Kurdstan, Iran
2 Associated Prof., Dept. of Urban Planning, University of Science & Technology, Iran
3 Assistant Prof., Dept. of Urban Planning, University of Tarbiat Modares, Iran
4 Assistant Prof., Dept Environmental Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
5 Master in Architecture, University of Science & Technology, Iran
عنوان مقاله [English]
Pay attention to the public transportation, cycling and Pedestrian oriented development (POD) and car-free streets can increase the quality of urban spaces and create more secure pedestrians with Psychological comfort for human. Old urban fabric with hidden physical, historical, and cultural values has been the best evidence of urban identity and meanwhile, the life and growth of this fabric has prevented the internal erosion of the city and has limited its unlimited expansion. This paper gives an introduction to the role, importance, issues, and limitations of urban fabrics of cities like Zanjan in relation with traffic and the necessity of public transportation development, policies, and alternatives from the urban planning point of view. The methodology used was based on 7 parts including causes and factors affecting development of the pedestrianism movement, The status of pedestranization in the methods of intervention in the old urban fabric, public success in improving and renovating the old city fabrics, obvious records of implementation in old cities and today’s missing ring, feasibility study of implementing urban walking paths in the old fabric of Zanjan City (legal, and spatial-physical background), indicator-making, paths potential survey, and implementation of the model in GIS environment, and finally, selecting paths capable of pedestrian sidewalk. Our findings revealed that Middle Sadi path ranked first place, followed by the West Imam Khomeini path as a secondary option.