Relating Land Use and Human Intra-City Mobility

Minjin Lee, Petter Holme, Renaud Lambiotte
2015 PLoS ONE  
Understanding human mobility patterns -- how people move in their everyday lives -- is an interdisciplinary research field. It is a question with roots back to the 19th century that has been dramatically revitalized with the recent increase in data availability. Models of human mobility often take the population distribution as a starting point. Another, sometimes more accurate, data source is land-use maps. In this paper, we discuss how the intra-city movement patterns, and consequently
more » ... ion distribution, can be predicted from such data sources. As a link between land use and mobility, we show that the purposes of people's trips are strongly correlated with the land use of the trip's origin and destination. We calibrate, validate and discuss our model using survey data.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140152 pmid:26445147 pmcid:PMC4596845 fatcat:xgrj3vzubjclbooqesexrmtdxm