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Network Structure and Activity Spaces

  • Pavithra Parthasarathi
  • Hartwig Hochmair
  • David Levinson


    (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

This research analyzes the influence of network structure on household spatial patterns, as measured by activity spaces. The analysis uses street network and travel survey data from the Twin Cities and South Florida to compile measures of network structure. Statistical regression models test the relationship between network structure and travel. The results show that network design does influence travel, after controlling for other non-network based measures. Results from this analysis can be used to understand how changes in network can be used to bring about desired changes in travel behavior.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group in its series Working Papers with number 000080.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in Urban Studies 52(6) 1090-1112
Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:activityspaces
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