Factors Affecting Pedestrian Walking in Baybay City, Leyte

This study identified the factors that influence the likelihood of walking among pedestrians in Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines, a first-class component of around 111,000 inhabitants. The number of the target population was based on the Annual Average Daily traffic record provided by the DPWH. Data surveyed from 114 respondents using a questionnaire were analyzed using independent sample T-tests and Pearson’s r test of correlation. Results showed significant relationships between psychological attributes and the likelihood to walk. Sociodemographic attributes (gender occupational status) showed a significant relationship. Males tend to walk in good weather. Multiple linear regression resulted in models showing various factors of walking. This suggests that programs and initiatives must be centered on maintaining a good perception of walking, investing in infrastructure and development that is inclusive of walking, and being sensitive to the needs of pedestrians from all sociodemographic backgrounds.

Keywords: walk ability, pedestrians, walking, correlation, multiple linear regression,