GEOG 346, Day 10. Condon: Chapter 3 – Design an Interconnected Street System. Housekeeping Items.
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Condon: Chapter 3 – Design an Interconnected Street System
The primary trip purposes of interest consist of (origin or destination trip purposes):
• Work (including during)
• Post-secondary school
• Grade school
• Personal business (e.g. banking, doctor, etc.)
• Go home (destination)
• To pick-up
• Drop-off or chauffeur, etc.
Some of these trip purposes are "chained.“
A trip consists of the use of one or more travel modes.
• Automobile driver
• Automobile passenger
• Truck driver
• Transit bus (including route numbers)
• School bus
• Other bus
• Taxi/Airport shuttle
• Bicycle / Roller blade
• Walked part way
• Walked all the way
• Electric (motorized) wheelchairs
Trip Origin and Destination and Land Uses
• House or apartment
• Office building
• Hospital or medical
• Store, restaurant or theatre
• Religious institution
• Other services
• Farm or vineyard
• Indoor recreational (i.e. gym)
• Outdoor recreational (i.e. park, beach, golf course)
• Airport, long-distance bus depot, etc.
• Ferry terminal
Source: Boston Globe.
Taxicab geometry versus Euclidean distance: In taxicab geometry all three pictured lines (red, yellow, and blue) have the same length (12) for the same route. In Euclidean geometry, the green line has length 6×√2 ≈ 8.48, and is the unique shortest path.
A one square km superblock sector in Milton Keynes framed by major roads on a grid configuration. The road network within the sector uses cul-de-sac streets complemented by bike and foot paths which connect the entire sector and beyond