Combining multi-criteria and space syntax analysis to assess a pedestrian network: the case of Oporto

Mona Jabbari, Fernando Fonseca, Rui Ramos
2017 Journal of Urban Design  
This paper describes a GIS-based integrated approach to assess a pedestrian network by combining multi-criteria and space syntax. The analysis combines pedestrian attributes with street connectivity and both factors were evaluated by a group of experts. The approach was adopted in the city of Oporto. Results show that the city centre offers various conditions; however, overall they are poor for pedestrians. Moreover, the streets which scored best are not integrated into the network. The
more » ... etwork. The described approach can potentially be replicated in other cities in terms of improving the walkability and promoting sustainable urban mobility.
doi:10.1080/13574809.2017.1343087 fatcat:aztm2jo4dzc2rpr7ts2dcrca3i