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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 14

ROADS IN THE CITY

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X = image: Question: What is the average distance traveled in a city/town center?

This can be quite a complicated quantity to calculate, depending as it does on the type of road network and distribution of starting points and destinations, among other factors. Smeed (1968) assumed a uniform distribution of origins and destinations for both idealized and real UK road networks, and with some simplifying assumptions, concluded that the range of values lay between 0.70A1/2 and 1.07A1/2, with a mean of 0.87A1/2, A being the ...

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