Global indicators for pedestrian streets by city

Published: 14 January 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/fs9xxhh5yh.2
A. Bartzokas Tsiompras,


This dataset contains two indicators regarding pedestrianized roads in several cities around the globe. Namely, the dataset describes the "Total length of Pedestrian Streets (km)" and the "Share of Pedestrian Streets (%)" by city. We used OpenStreetMap (OSM) geospatial data and integrate the EU and OECD definition of cities to create comparable global indicators. The results reveal a chasm in car-free development mainly between Southern and Western European cities and their peers in other continents. Further details can be seen in the following paper: Bartzokas-Tsiompras, A., & Photis, Y.N., Utilizing OpenStreetMap data to measure and compare pedestrian street lengths in 992 cities around the world, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci, 2021.



National Technical University of Athens


Geography, Transport, Urban Planning, City Planning, Physical Activity, Pedestrian, Sustainable Urban Development, Walking, Sustainable Transport Planning, Urban Mobility, Urbanization