Intervention on pedestrian paths on high risk object in the City of Surabaya during the Covid-19 pandemic

A. S. Mahendra, K. Bararatin, S. Nugroho, R. Kharismawan, W. A. Suryawan

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Urban facilities, such as pedestrian paths, were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Activity restrictions imposed by the government through official regulations for various regions were one of the causes of the reduction of movement. During the pandemic, the intensity of pedestrian use seemed to be lower than before. However, a particular location showed an interesting phenomenon of intervention on the pedestrian path around public facilities, which did not change the intensity of use. Interestingly, the intervention on the pedestrian path was around the buildings that directly handled Covid-19 and had a high transmission risk, namely hospitals and markets. This paper employed a qualitative approach by collecting the data through field observation in 3 (three) designated hospitals in Surabaya city, which were considered vulnerable places and aim to understand complex phenomena. The result found that the intervention of the pedestrian path was mainly located on the critical side for movement and circulation as well as the mobilization of the service area, also indicated there are use pedestrian path to paddle, wait and relax at certain time. As an important part of urban facilities, the pedestrian path needs to be a concern, especially in locations with a high risk of virus transmission potential.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 International Conference on Post Pandemic Cities: A Paradigm Shift?, CITIES 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 20 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


  • Covid-19
  • High risk
  • Intervention
  • Pedestrian path


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