Trends in Metropolitan Network Circuity
AbstractBecause people seek to minimize their time and travel distance (or cost) when commuting, the circuityâ€“the ratio of network distance traveled to the Euclidean distance between two pointsâ€“plays an intricate role in the metropolitan economy. This paper seeks to measure the circuity of the United Statesâ€™ 51 most populated Metropolitan Statistical Areas and identify trends in those circuities over the time period from 1990- 2010. With many factors playing a role such as suburban development and varying economic trends in metropolitan areas over this timeframe, much is to consider when calculating results. In general, circuity is increasing over time.
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network circuity; directness; travel behavior; metropolitan comparisons;
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