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Movement and the connectivity of streets: A closer look at route distribution and pedestrian density
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7089-4244
2015 (English)In: SSS 2015 - 10th International Space Syntax Symposium, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

Correlations between pedestrian movement and connectivity of streets have been frequently found in numerous studies. The configuration of the street network and its relation to observed movement patterns found in space syntax research is, of course, a significant part from them. With an attempt to further investigate the relation between urban form and movement behaviour, this study tests the correlation between configurational measures and a more detailed data on pedestrian movement. Observed in three residential neighbourhoods from Stockholm, the first part of data collected is the number of pedestrian per street segment (on a given moment). This so-called ’snapshot’ data of the pedestrian density is tested with the configurational measures of the street network. The preliminary result shows a significant degree of correlation between pedestrian density and configuration. More importantly, another set of data on pedestrian movement is the data of 200 individual trips made in one of the three study areas (with highest average movement density). The detailed data on individual walking trips is obtained through random on-site tracking of pedestrians, and includes the route and the details of the trip character. This data is also tested in its correlation to configuration measures. An interesting result from this is the large difference in the degrees of correlation found for origin/destination segments and route-in-between segments. The result also shows that the degree of correlation also differs according to the character of the walking activity e.g. utilitarian, recreational, etc. Testing with data on movement containing more details of pedestrian behaviour, this study tries to investigate how urban form interacts with pedestrian movement in the aspect of street connectivity.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London , 2015.
Keyword [en]
Pedestrian behaviour, Pedestrian movement, Walkability
National Category
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187427ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959226395ISBN: 978-099334290-5OAI: diva2:930285
10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2015; University College London (UCL)London; United Kingdom

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Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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